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How to cancel print job in brother's mfc 6800

open printers left click on printer and cancle aii printing jobs. if this don't work delete printer and reinstall
8/31/2013 7:10:55 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Aug 31, 2013

Multi-page documents are skewed when they have

we have OKI microline 280 elite , 9 pin printer, it's print blank why?
8/2/2013 8:32:13 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Aug 02, 2013

When I try to scan

yes its replaceable, and your real problem is the scanner go to service center and have replace the said scanner lamp!!
8/9/2011 1:35:44 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Aug 09, 2011

B&w 6800 lots of horizontal black line areas.


the best thing is to make a copy using the glass and not the document feeder!If there is no lines on the copy simply lift up the cover and on the left side of the glass will be a thin strip of glass,Clean it with a dampened cloth and all line and marks should be gone1

Good Luck!
4/2/2011 7:53:26 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Apr 02, 2011

When printing their is a

The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.
3/2/2011 1:01:22 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Mar 02, 2011

Brother MFC-6800 1. Prints with

This solution is unconventional but it worked for me. The black roller on my MFC had irregularities on it and was creating horrible printouts. I pulled out the drum and cartridge and cleaned the large black roller. I used furniture polish to make the roller very smooth. Now it prints really nice.
3/2/2011 12:44:49 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Mar 02, 2011

I have recently replace drum


Set the print quality to PHOTO not TEXT.

2/17/2011 2:24:20 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Feb 17, 2011

It want install on to

you will need the instalation CD that came with the printer, or download them from the internet. The procedure usually is that you first install the drivers/program for the printer, and then you hook it up to your computer and have the Add New Hardware Wizard to go through the procedure and set things up automatically.
Here's the link for the drivers http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/dlf/000000/001200/dlf001254.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc6800_us&type2=1&os=7&flang=4&dlid=dlf001254
1/14/2011 8:53:49 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Jan 14, 2011

I am using mfc 6800

See this answer: http://www.fixya.com/support/t7254369-brother_mfc_6800_send
12/28/2010 7:47:50 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Dec 28, 2010

Brother MFC 6800 won't send

I had the same problem. I knew the scan function was not broken because I could use it with my old PowerMacG4. But no go with the new Intel iMac, and no amount of driver updating or other OS fiddling solved anything.
I luckily found another MFC-6800 to test. And to my surprise scanning is working, and printing is much improved (no more "offline printer" when it's clearly online). The difference between the two: firmware version. My MFC is dated from 2001, while the other one is from 2004. For the date see the label behind the machine.
Now, why does scanning work on my old PowerMac G4? Apple probably changed something in the Intel drivers or the USB circuitry, or Brother didn't adhere to proper standards in 2001. Or it may be as stupid as an inability of the older Brother board/firmware to deal with USB 2 levels, even throttled down to USB 1.1. Who knows? Anyway I'm in contact with Brother and hope to get a way to upgrade the firmware in my printer.
Did you try scanning with Graphic Converter? Some Adobe products need updates to properly scan in Snow Leopard.
Hope this help.
12/28/2010 7:42:40 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Dec 28, 2010

I can't find software for

The OS has a built-in driver that should automatically install when the USB cable is connected. Check Windows Update for new and optional updates if you don't see the printer appear. If you use a bi-directional parallel cable (with the computer properly set up), use the Printer Wizard and then the Add Device Wizard (IIRC). The scanner won't work over the network.

Try using one of the programs built into Windows: Windows Fax and Scan (New Scan), Paint (File > Import from Camera or Scanner > New Scan) or Photo Gallery to launch a scan. Alternatively, get a third-party software option (Paperport, for example).

Go here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc6800_us to get a utility to improve the scan resolution.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Scanner problems can often be resolved with a new data cable and a direct connection between the unit and the computer. This assumes that the scanner is unlocked (for those with a transport lock) and that the unit is properly lighting up and the scanner is moving freely.)
11/22/2010 6:42:32 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Nov 22, 2010

I have replaced the drum and toner in my brother

Same problem let me know if you figured it out
9/9/2010 9:08:25 PM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Sep 09, 2010


Have you tried turning off "energy saver mode" in system settings?
8/26/2010 6:03:09 AM • Brother MFC 6800... • Answered on Aug 26, 2010
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