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How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable on from both ends. Disconnect both your Brother machine and the computer and reconnect. NOTE: When the USB connection confirmation screen appears, click Allow or Yes. (If you are using a USB hub, remove it and connect your Brother machine directly to the computer.)
An error in the cartridges, the heads clogged by dry ink, a very low level in your consumables, a bad connection between the computer and the printer, a damaged cable, a jam in the print queue…, there are many reasons why your Brother printer may stop printing or print poorly even though you have not jumped the ink …
1: Check Printer Power, Cables, and Paper

Check that the correct paper is properly loaded into the printer and is not jammed. Replacing damaged cables, plugging in loose or disconnected cables, and fixing paper jams as necessary may resolve the issue.

Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners . Scroll down to Related Settings and select Print server properties. Select the Drivers tab, and see if your printer is listed. If it is, you`re all set.
Unplug and restart your printer

Sometimes power-cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.

Your Brother Printer could be listed as “Offline” because it is not turned on, it has errors such as empty toner, it is not set as the default printer or its USB cord or its Network have a connection problem.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

scanner failure
ANSWER : That is a pretty old machine. You won’t be able to get any parts for it. Time to get a new one.

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All panel lights blinking, printer doesnt respond
ANSWER : This is very easy process, you must change a new one

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flashing printer lights
ANSWER : The contacts between the cartridges and the printer may need cleaning; the cartridges may be low but not out; or there could be a job stuck in the print que.

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Flashing Lights & no display
ANSWER : Since it’s kind of old and there aren’t any parts available, you should probably go looking at replacement models. Saw a similar model (Canon) at Walmart’s this week that was wireless for $49.

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Product not working suddenly
ANSWER : Since there aren’t any parts available and this looks pretty much fatal, it would be time to buy a new printer.

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All lights flashing on turn on
ANSWER : If it is new, return it and get a replacement.

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Scanner error keeps coming up
ANSWER : I am having the same problem with my Epson Workforce 645

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C1660w black printing light
ANSWER : Have someone fixed this? I have the same problem. Please help.

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