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Setup must have failed cannot print on brother mfc 6800 although I can scan

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Hello,

It seems that somehow the installation of the software did not work fine.

Either use the disk to reinstall the software OR download the same from the Brother Support website to install the same.

It surely is a software issue.

Hope this helps
Regards
Sammy

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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