Question about Brother MFC-425CN Multi-Function Center All-In-One InkJet Printer
My Brother MFC-425CN has decided not to pick up sheets of paper.
Firstly, early this week, I found that it would not pick up approx 110-120gsm label paper (that I have used often), but it DID pick up standard 80gsm copy paper, THEN 5 minutes later it wouldn't even pick up the 80gsm either!!
Today I called the Brother technical support centre and they had me do several tests and resets to try to fix the problem but the machine would not respond.
I have since called a Brother repair centre but their minimum charge is AU$66.-. Frankly although this machine, although no longer the latest model, still sells new at $300, it is only worth about $50-$70 used so there is no point spending money on a repair. However I am unwilling to dump it quite yet as it's a great copy machine (into the computer) and scanning machine (scanning from the document feeder with which there is no problem.)
ANY IDEAS AS TO WHAT I COULD DO? Have tools, average knowledge and soldering iron and await your advice!!
Lift the lid and to the left of the main glass is a smaller glass; that is what scans during the feeding process. Make sure that it is completely clean; even a speck of dust can cause a line to appear. I took a lens wipe and cleaned mine and my line was gone.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Load a piece of thick paper, for example photo paper and press the resume button (may be diffrent button on diffrent models) a few times to the printer picks up the paper and puts it through the machine.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Check whether the physical connection between the printer and your network is still active. If it is connected to port 1 of your router/switch check the lights on the router/switch if #1 is on. Otherwise, try a different port or use another LAN cable.
Check also the port where your computer is connected to. Make sure the lights are ON on the port where the PC is connected to.
If all the lights are good, check Brother BRAdmin Professional Network Management software if it still detects your printer.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Look to the left side of the flatbed glass for a thin strip of glass by itself. When you scan from the glass, the document stays put and the sensor moves across the document. When you scan from the feeder, the sensor stays in that glass strip and the document moves across the sensor. See what I mean? I would check the small feeder glass for dirt or scratches from staples or other flotsam. Also not a bad idea to blow out the feeder path with some compressed air to ensure the documents is handled smoothly. Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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