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Hi I am trying to print from the brother printer HL-2140 which I just added to my printer list. The file goes to the printer but status comes up as "stopped" I tried to pause and resume printing, when doing this the status flicks to "printing" and then back to "stopped". Could it be I have downloaded the wrong installer? I am also working from a MAC OS X 10.5.5. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Libby

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