Question about Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error message There was a paper jam and I cleared it but then it read "unable to print 50" and said to reference the manual. I don't have a manual here @ work (I brought this printer from home) and the Brother site isn't working so do you know how to fix this issue? I would really appreciate your help. Thank You, Carye Morris

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Error 50 means that the CR encoder strip which gives the printhead the position is out of position. Open printer and reinsert the strip into the printhead. see here how to open printer: http://www.hstt.net/refill-faq/inside.html#Brother_mfc215c The encoder strip is the foil paralell to the belt which drives the head. You can see its position looking from the left hand side.

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I can't find the "50" as part of the "Unable to print" error. Usually when you get "Unable to print", it means there's a torn piece of paper, paperclip, some foreign object in the machine somewhere. Check under the scanner lid and inside the machine, look thoroughly; you may find a piece of paper blocking a sensor. If the error message continues, follow these steps before disconnecting the MFC so you won't lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes (which will erase all faxes), and then reconnect it. Check whether the MFC has faxes in memory: 1. Press Menu/Set, 9, 0, 1. 2. If the MFC has no faxes, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. ?OR? If faxes are present, you can transfer them to another fax machine. Go to Step 3. 3. Enter the fax number to which faxes will be forwarded. 4. Press Black Start. 5. After faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. You can transfer the Fax Journal report to another fax machine by pressing Menu/Set, 9, 0, 2 in Step 1. Let me know if it helps!

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See here for illustrated instructions on how to clear a paper jam.

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Lift the lid on your printer and at the back you can see the opening where the print head is.
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