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Unable to initialize

Dear sir,

My printer Brother MFC-215 does not work and it displays 'Unable to initilize, see troubleshooting and routine maintenance in user manual.' None of the functions (copy,fax,scan,photo capture) are operational and it displays this message. I have lost the manual for this printer and please send it to me and i request kind assistance for this problem.

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    i hv exactly the same problem with u

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    unable to init or error 50....
    what cant i do?
    please help me


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SOURCE: Print function stopped working. Brother MFC 5840CN

First things first:

press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up button. machine will display an error code no. plz post AS A NEW POST again.

BTW: The update has nothing to do with the stopping of the machine!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

Soulvisitor
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SOURCE: will not print

You have a major error, probally head stuffed error 41, to find out your error press menu starte and up 4 times, this may show error if not then input 82 set, error will display.

Post back if need more info
S.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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SOURCE: [HELP] MY BROTHER MF-210C "UNABLE TO INIT"

Dear Guru,
I have a same problem" UNABLE TO INIT " but my printer DCP 110.
Please can help me.Thanks

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart,
try this step by step.without missing any thing. thanks

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

komguy
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SOURCE: unable to print See Troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapt

Open the top cover and hold the interlock switch on the top right hand corner. Power up and wait for the carriage to come to the center. Shine a flashlight all the way to the right and left and pull out the crumpled paper. You should be able to print again..

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

sardanadixit
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SOURCE: unable to print See Troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapt

Download the manuals from:
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_5440CN_5840CN_EN_108.PDF
and
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Software%20Users%20Manual/SUM_DCP_110C_MFC_210C_3240C_3340CN_420CN_5440CN_5840CN_620CN_EN_1266.PDF

Please rate this solution in case you find it helpful, else leave a comment and I shall revert back with more suggestions.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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