Question about Brother MFC 240C 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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  • Joe Fasceski Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem-. I cleared the paper jam, and sometimes get the error code 50, and sometimes it just says it has an error. I cleared the jam, unplugged it over niight, and finally took it to a repair shop. They said the paper drive mechanism was bad and they can not get one, unless I can find an old machine and scavenge it. Since I have am ample supply of ink I will not get an HP, but another model Brother that takes the same ink. It is just over one year old.

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  • Bullet77 Jan 10, 2008

    I had this problem and took it to the shop to be repaired

    I now cannot unistall the software or actually use the printer, i continually have error -5001 appear HELP

    I cannot remove the program, i have tried numerous options

  • arotenberg55 Sep 09, 2008

    After clearing a paper jam, the printer says error 50, unable to print, how do I fix it?

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You may have a piece of paper still lodged in the machine. Lift the top cover and also check the rear door carefully also. Check the paper feed rollers for any small bits of paper. Power the machine off for 30 seconds and hold the stop key while powering on until the time and date return to the display.

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