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Scanner to work

How do you use the scanner feature on the brother mfc 5440

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  • goofball52 Jun 06, 2008

    When I go to scan something, it says connecting to pc but then never does anything. I need to scan in documents and can't get the pc to recognize it or something. This happenes when I choose to scan in any of the four methods it offers me; scan to ocr, file, image, or email. Nothing happens!

    Please help,


  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. I cannot get the scanner on the Brother MFC-5440CN Printer to work at all. Please advise.

  • gavinmartin Aug 14, 2008

    Exactly the same as described previously The printer reads connecting to PC for a while when I try to scan....then it does nothing...



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Click HERE for drivers and manuals for your scanner

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