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Won't print from usb or parrallel cable

I have two Brother HL-5140 printers that have the same problem. They won't print anything from the computer via the usb or parrallel cable. They will print a test page using the control panel on the printer, but not through the controls on the brothers control program on the computer. Neither printer has any yellow or red lights. Both printers were used about twice a week for two years when they quit working. The computer recognizes the printers when attached through a usb cable, but nothing prints. Another Brother HL-5140 attached to the computer works fine.

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  • AIVARS PITANS May 11, 2010

    Hi there



    have you tried an internal test print.



    Switch printer on and await steady state.



    Then tap the big start key 3 times in rapid succession.



    This should cause the printer to print out a configuration sheet. If it prints the there is no internal fault except for possibly the main board, If it prints OK check the internal seetings against the printer driver settings.



    Let me know.



    Cheers



    ivorpits

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Try a different brother driver or an HP 4000 driver / pcl 5 or 6. You should get a printout.

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Well what yu need to do is if the printeris printing a test page then the hardware is fine,its a concern with the drivers on the computer,just get it uninsatlled from the control panel>printers.Then restart the computer and try a plug and play.It should work
If you want any further support a technician can help you online for free.You can find free online technical support at http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz

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Check the usb sucket on the printer board and see if the legs are firm if ok check the board

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