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My brother mfc 3240 won't print

The screen says "unable to change". i opened the cover looked for jams and turned the machine on and off and still says the same thing.

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    MY MACHINE WONT PRINT FAXES



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What are you trying to do when you get that error message? Are you trying to change the cartridges or is this when you are trying to print?

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problem.
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  1. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
    If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset.

See page 123 of the manual for more. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000222/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf

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