Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN All-In-One InkJet Printer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Try disabling the firewall, printing, re-enabling the firewall. My printer keeps working after re-enabling the firewall (at least for a while). Not ideal, but beats reinstalling the printer.

Brother... | Answered on Aug 29, 2020 | 1,038 views


It isn't a network printer since it only has a USB interface (no LAN port)
http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/MFC/ModelBrochures/Brochure_MFC240C.pdf

but you may purchase a print server if you want to share the printing function on your network (only the printing function can be shared). But some multifunction printers do not work with print servers due to driver issues. There are some users on the net who were able to make this work with an IOGEAR multifunction print server.

There is one Brother multifunction network printer that you may want to check:
http://www.amazon.com/Brother-MFC-7840W-Multifunction-Wireless-Interfaces/dp/B0016ZQ566/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1


Brother... | Answered on Aug 01, 2019 | 220 views


Did you have a paper jam before this happened? If yes then the paper must have pushed the encoder strip out of alignment. You will need to turn off the printer and then push it back into slot to fix it. Let me know if you need more help. Sai.

Brother... | Answered on Aug 26, 2018 | 2,731 views


Hello, Anmontey -

All the PCs in the network should have the scanner driver installed, for one thing.

Best wishes.

Brother... | Answered on Mar 07, 2018 | 102 views


Please define several others that are close. If Brother doesn't list a Linux why would you expect it work?

Brother... | Answered on Nov 06, 2017 | 258 views


Most printers need all cartridges installed. It will not print or copy. It considers copying the same as printing.

Brother... | Answered on Sep 22, 2017 | 91 views


my brother mfc-440cn printer says, "unable to print 51" on the screeen after if off (which it woudn't let me do. I had to unplug it. It just won't work.

Brother... | Answered on Oct 30, 2016 | 9,207 views


plz post a picture!
(I guess you havent broken the paperfeeder because this is quite a huge metal part)

Brother... | Answered on Nov 05, 2015 | 491 views


To reset purge counter
1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC240C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.
FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).
Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode).
2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).
3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.
4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.
5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Brother... | Answered on Oct 01, 2014 | 50 views


IssueAn 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. Solution
Press the On button to turn the printer off. 
Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
Remove all the ink cartridges.
Wait two minutes.
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
Press the On button to turn the printer on. 
Install the ink cartridges when prompted.
If the error code does not display, the issue is resolved.
If the 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel, service the printer.

Brother... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014 | 179 views


Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Brother... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014 | 167 views


Try removing the cartridge and shaking it. Brother printers use an optical ink monitor with a float inside the cartridge. The float can get stuck sometimes and indicate incorrect ink level.
But keep in mind that printers often indicate 'empty' (on purpose) while there is still bit of ink left in the cartridge, to prevent running out of ink during printing. If shaking doesn't help, replace the cartridge.

Brother... | Answered on Aug 25, 2014 | 159 views


Usually you will see horizontal streaks on the printout. It sometimes will get bad simply by getting clogged, either too much or too little printing.

Brother... | Answered on Jun 25, 2014 | 29 views


Hi Melanie,

Go To Below official Brother Printer Page For Your problem,
Frequently Asked Questions


Hope It's resolve all Your Printer Problem,
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Brother... | Answered on Jul 06, 2015 | 276 views


Using a cat 5 cable. but the modem must have more than one port.

Brother... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014 | 42 views


Have you tried cleaning?
what does the monitor program running in the system tray say about your colour levels?

Brother... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014 | 39 views


Go to system/computer control panel, select "scanners and cameras". you should see your brother system in there (if u were able to print to it but not scan). Right click on it, select properties, and select "Network Properties" Tab. Choose select "specify your machine by address" rather by "by name". Most home/home office users dont have a local domain server at home, so even though your printer was named, it cannot be located by tcp-ip using the name, but rather by ipaddress. This solves the issue.

Brother... | Answered on Dec 12, 2013 | 8,596 views


Oops, You really have to print, selected black, till all Cyan ink is gone. This could take a while. Cleaning the head, won't solve anything.
If you really want to clean the ink out of the head and everything, you need special cleaning fluid. Refill shops do have this fluid. You should bring some cleaning fluid in the tube under the black cartridge, in the tube where the ink is going in. If you have a syringe you could try to gently press some fluid through the tube. Not to strong. could damage the head.
After placing back the black cartridge, select clean the head and let the printer do some black and withe print jobs, till the cyan is gone.

Brother... | Answered on Nov 28, 2013 | 99 views


You should always check the Brother Solutions Center FAQ. Anyway, here is a link to the answer to the title of your post (No question).

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/ca/en/faq/faq/000000/000500/000065/faq000565_013.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=mfc440cn_all

Brother... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013 | 88 views

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