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Q: Brother Printer Offline

Hi again...

I have a Brother All In One which was working fine in Windows 7 but is now contstantly showing up as "offline" in the print queue. I have a home network with my "main" machine my desktop running Win 7. I have 2 other laptops - one is a HP with Vista, and the other is a Macbook Pro. I have been able to print today from the laptops, but the desktop (Win 7) tells me that the machine is offline. To be clear, the machine is on, and is connected to my network.

Windows 7 is being stubborn and is not recognizing that it's online. I've printed to it in the past and now it's not cooperating (when I need it to, of course).

Help.

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Preferred Solution: Brother Printer Offline

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Brother Printer Offline

Did you try uninstalling/reinstalling the print driver?

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Hi
I have a Brother DCP 750CW Printer. It is connected via Lan to the router. I have a laptop in another room that connects via wireless to the router - no problem at all. However, it will not print on the printer (wireless)? I can see the printer in my 'printers' control panel, but it says offline.
I have looked at properties but the 'use offline' is not checked.

I've tried:
-uninstalling and reinstalling the printer
-turning the printer off and on again
-turning the router off and on again (at the same time as the printer)
-tried to use the net tool from brother. It says there is an error that can be fixed, but when I click to fix it, it tries for a while then says 'error occurred, program must close'.

I've tried a few other things, but can't remember...I've been here for the last 3 hours

I have also looked online and searched for help, but result was 0

Would appreciate any help anyone can offer!
Thanks
 

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I'm trying to figure why this keeps happening and how to get my printer offline. I've gone to Print Management, right-clicked on the printer (under the 'All Printers' list), went to 'Properties', and have no idea what to do next. I've looked at similar questions
on your Tech support page and it looks like there are answers but no helpful ones. Everyone seems to be having issues with Windows 8 and their printers being offline. Please help!

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Hi,

My printer worked fine yesterday but today it won't print. I've followed all the online advice I can on my own but can't solve the problem. I've switched everything on and off. I've looked in brother faqs. I've downloaded and run brothernettool.exe from their site but that couldn't find the printer on the network. I've done the WLAN file and it says Connection OK. I don't know what to do now.

I really need to print. I'm going to have to buy a new printer if I can't fix this by Saturday because I have to print for work.

I'm sure it's some stupid little problem that someone can fix in 5 minutes but I don't know where to start.

Does anyone know how I can solve this issue please?

Thank you in advance.

J
 

A:Brother HL2135w Printer error. Says offline/not plugged in

Have you verified that the printer is actually conencted to the wireless and has a valid IP? You should be able to print off a report with it's status and IP address.

Here's the Brother FAQ for your printer: http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqlist.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hl2135w_us_eu_as&ftype3=2041

As a last resort, uninstall all the Brother software and reinstall it from scratch like it was new and go through all the original setup.
 

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Hi,

Hope this is the correct Forum for Printer questions.
Is it ?

Have a 5 yr old Brother printer (HL-2140) which uses a TN-360 ink Cartridge.

A Brother branded "high yield" TN-360 goes for about $ 50. Wow.

I see that Amazon carries several other non Brother, but supposedly compatible
TN-360 cartridges by mfg. names I've never heard of.

Much, much cheaper.
Am willing to try one, but am very uncertain which of the brands to go with.

Anyone have any experience with non Brother labeled "compatible" cartridges ?
Any good ?
Which Brand should I try, perhaps ?

Note: It's almost worth buying a brand new Brother printer instead !

Thought on ?

Thanks,
Bob

A:Brother Printer and Non-Brother Branded Ink Cartridges ?

Hi, again:

You will likely find that the answer to this question falls into 2 major camps:
Only use OEM, branded ink from the printer manufacturer (or a trusted, high-volume, reputable seller), OR
It's perfectly fine to use knockoff, refurb, non-branded
I don't know anything about Brother, as I have been using HP printers/all-in-ones since the days of the printing press.

No matter which brand, in the printer industry, the ink/toner is how the manufacturer makes its money, not on the hardware.

There are many factors in the risk:benefit calculation, such as budget, volume of printing needs, need for optimal performance, etc.

My own personal experience for relatively heavy home/home office use is that it is not worth skimping on the cost of discounted ink/toner.
There can be serious quality issues with the cheap stuff (even branded, refurbished ones).
And there can be quality issues even when buying "new" OEM ink/toner from 3rd-party sites or even brick and mortar big box stores (the items may be legit, but they are stale).
If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
HP has a terrific ink/toner program -- 2 or 3 mouse clicks and I have the products on my doorstep 1 or 2 business days later, with free shipping. The price is highly competitive, and the ink/toner is always fresh and high-quality. This works very well for me.

Your mileage may vary, of course....
Cheers, MM
P.S. Did you resolve the other issue reported HERE??? If so, it helps us (a... Read more

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit version and the install of the Brother DCP 7065DN is causing me grief.

The copy and scan functions are operable, but not the printer function.

I am logged in as Administrator in Vista.

Printing a test page returns an "access is denied" message.

So I try to open as administrator and trying the Print test page, returns message "Printer not installed"

I have tried the XP compatibility mode as well as XP and Win7 printer drivers but no success.

I have had no problem installed the printer on another hard drive with Win 7

Brother says my Vista is corrupted and contact support.microsoft.com . How nice, Doing a web search, it seems that Brother definitely has compatibility issues with Vista judging on all the posts. Unfortunately I see few solutions.

Any takers out there?
 

A:Brother Printer DCP 7065DN printer driver won't install

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Hello.

I have a new printer for my Vista, the Dell v725w. However, it will not print. My problem is with the Vista as the printer can scan and make copies. I just for whatever reason cannot print. Whenever I click "Use Printer Offline" to turn the on the printer online, instead it states "Printer status Offline-Offline". It says "offline" twice! When I click again, it goes back to "Use Printer Offline". I cannot turn the printer back online as "Use Printer Online" won't show back up! I also get a message saying that it is a communication error.

On a side note, does the "WI-fi" and "Ethernet" icons on the v725w need to light up to indicate that the printer is communication with the Vista desktop? If so, that could be my problem and I don't know how to turn on Wi-Fi/Ethernet" to fix the communication.

I hope someone can help. Thanks.





video of Dell v725w
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I have an older IBM Aptiva 333 M Hz that I just upgradedfrom Windows 98 Basic(with all updates) to Windows XP SP2. The Aptiva is hardwired to a router and Lexmark X6100 Printer. A laptop and homemade computer are connected via wireless to the router, both are running Windows 98 Second Edition. The network works properly for File Sharing. Network Neighborhood on both the wireless computers see that there is a shared printer on the Aptiva. To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE. The printer operates properly with the XP updated Aptiva Prior to the upgrade, with the Aptiva on Win98 Basic and the two wireless computers on Win98 Second Edition, all network functions operated correctly, including printer sharing.
 

A:Printer Sharing on WinXP sp2 always shows the Printer as OFFLINE.

"To both wireless computers the printer always appears to be OFFLINE."

And you can't right click on the printer and change it to ONLINE?
 

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Today i found my brother HL - 1210 printer no respond, any suggestion?

Davidnaoe

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hey guys,

i just recently bought a brother all-in-one printer (model # MFC-495CW) and was wondering how to use the feeder on the top of the machine to do couble sided copies/scans?

if you could help that would be awesome
 

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My brother printer won't print double sided ever since my hard drive crashed. I have a new hard drive now. I completely uninstalled printer and started over from scratch. Updated software and driver. My iPad will print to the printer and do double sided printer but not my laptop. What else can I do?
 

A:Brother printer

Please post only one thread relating to your problem. Posting multiple threads for the same problem makes it difficult to help when suggestions are spread across multiple threads, and it is against forum rules.
 

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Hello,
I have a Brother 450 CW printer that is offline and when I try to print, it also says,"printing spooling." I was able to print on this print a week ago. Wondering how to fix it? We have a wireless connection. It shows 5 bars for the wireless connection on the printer. I have test printed on the printer to see if it works, it does work. I changed the print cartridges. I have went to the control panel and it shows that the printer is ready. So, what is the problem? I have went to services.msc, and restarted the print spooling. Still nothing. I have disconnected the printer several times. Still nothing. I am getting very frustrated! I am also running out of options. I did a system restore, thinking that would work. Nope. My wife installed the printer onto her computer and has the same problems. I did a Microsoft scan, and it came up that I had a trojan horse, but it was removed. Still have the problems. PLEASE HELP!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 146475 MB, Free - 108173 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire one
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I am trying to print a trial balance using peachtree DOS program and the above printer.

It prints alright but extends every page of trial balance into two pages. For every page, it prints
the last line on the next page and then goes on to next page. I am trying to say that
it uses 4 pages for 2 pages of print material. If it can print 2 more lines on a page, then it can
accomplish this task in 2 pages. At present the printer setup will only allow 60 lines/page.
Is there a compression code that I can use to increase the no. of lines that the printer will
print per page?

Any help will save me half the no. of pages.

Many thanks.

Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani
 

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I tried printing a PDF document from Windows 8 PDF reader but continually got the following message. The printer drivers are installed and I can print from both notepad and Microsoft Word making it strange that I cannot do the same from the PDF reader (built into Win8). Any suggestions will be welcome.

A:Brother HL-2170W Printer

Anyone else having problems printing from the Win8 PDF reader?

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My Brother printer, Model MFC J825DW, will only print the very top of the page
 

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All my colors are printing with the exception of the black ink! All wells are full of ink
including my black! I can't get it to print from WordPerfect,WordPad, etc.
 

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It will not print when I select print from computer or will not print when I try to copy. But it will print if I scan and then select print. I am elderly and know very little about computers and printers. Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

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Hi All!
I have a Brother P-Touch PC label printer and I am using Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate. Brother does not have a driver for Windows 7 and it appears neither does Microsoft. Since I have a considerable stock of label cartridges I would love to continue to use this printer. Any ideas on how to make the printer work again?

Thanks in advance, Ed

A:Help with Brother P-Touch PC printer

Hi whats the full model number of the printer? have you tried installing the driver in compatibility mode?

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Can anyone tell me ......... whenever I start-up (ie turning on the electricity), does the procedure cost ink?

A:Brother MFC-J5910DW printer

Only if it performs a self-test that prints a page, but the ink usage would be extremely minimal.

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Brother dcp 165c printer and cannot get the magenta cartridge to work. I have tried cleaning it via the ink management option but nothing happens. How can I manually clean the nozzle and/or print head? Thanks.
 

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after clearing paper jam my Brother DCP-130C the printer doesn't work and on the LCD panel i read "print unable 50, see user guide, etc.."
I couldnt find the meaning of the 50 code and Brother do not recognize it.
Where can I find the explanation in order to repair the problem if possible?
Tanks
 

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Hi everyone,

A few months ago I bought a new laptop (Compaq Presario C700, nothing special), which brought me my first (sometimes frustrating) experiences with Windows Vista. I now want to use a printer my uncle gave me; a Brother HL - 1030 Laser Printer.

Now my problem: I can't install proper driver software.
I have the software, but it won't install. It says that NT 4.0 drivers are blocked by an enabled policy on my computer. I've found something on that on this forum (http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/766895-solved-nt-4-0-driver.html) but when I enter a port name, it says: 'the network path was not found.'

I've also searched on the Brother site for help, but they don't have any driver support for Windows Vista and the only service program available for download is to uninstall driver software

I'm a little nooby, but I put in effort to try and solve this.
Please help me do this and get a nice drawing I made as a reward

Greets,

Guus Evers, Breda, Holland.

 

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I have got a problem with a brother 1660e printer. When you print a page only the top 1/4 of the page prints off. I have replace the drivers, and check versions can seem to find anythin wrong with it!

Any help appreciated.
Cheers
rutter
 

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Hi, I'm new so hopefully I give you enough info to help me.

I bought a new Brother printer (MFC-7480DN) and connected it first to a Mac and then to my PC. I can't get the wireless to work and it's too late to return it but it is under a year if I need to use the warranty.

I do not have an IP address! I have been through ALL of the troubleshooting on their site. I have reset the Network settings a million times and printed the Network Config page a million times as well. (Dramatized) My printer works flawlessly when connected and I have the correct drivers. I can access the printer settings from their software while connected without a problem.

Here is what the Network Config page says:
Node type: Brother NC-8200h. Ethernet 10/100BASE-TX
Node Firmware Version: Firmware Ver.1.00 (10.10.22)

IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Subnet mask: 0.0.0.0
IP Gateway: 0.0.0.0
Boot method: Auto
Boot Tries: 3
IP Filter: Disabled

Under Protocols:
They all say Enabled except IPv6 and LLTD, Those are both disabled.

Also, when I go through the settings on the printer itself Network->Status->Inactive.

There is more but it's a lot to type so please let me know if you need anything else off that page.

I have also tried to set the IP address myself. I put in 192.000.000.192 because I read that was the default for Brother printers, that did not work. I also set the Subnet mask to 255.255.255.000 while I tried that.

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A:Brother Printer does not have an IP address

One more thing I tried

I just went into the Printer control menu on my computer and went to "Properties" as the Administrator. Under the heading Port. I picked a port that was not being used. It is called a "Standard TCP/IP Port" and it's IP is 192.168.1.17
I thought this would be ok because another Brother printer I don't have trouble connecting to is using one of the other similar ports.

So then I changed the IP address of my Brother printer to this.. Still isn't working but now when I go back to that spot, my printer's model number is showing up and I feel like I might be getting somewhere, just need a little more info.
 

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I had a paper jam in my Brother MFC 5440-CN. Cleared the jam, but printer still wouldn't print. It was balking because it thought that three of the ink cartridges, which were all at least 1/3 full, were empty.

Usually I've been able to get it to print anyway, but this time I gave up, finally, and replaced the cartridges with new ones; also I unplugged and plugged it, made sure the paper tray was just right, and then - ta-da! - got it to print a page.

Foolishly allowing this success to go to my head, I decided to run the printer through a cleaning cycle, after I printed out a test pattern that was a little bit off. At that point, the printer beeped several times in its charming shrill, high-pitched way, and ever since has been displaying "Unable to print - see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide". Also, it won't shut down unless unplugged.

There wasn't much that was relevant in the guide, other than things I'd already tried. When I plug it back in and try to print something, it makes a ratcheting sound that is not part of its normal printing sounds, so I turned it over and put some oil on a horizontal metal rod that must be part of the paper feeding mechanism. This did nothing except guarantee greasy print-outs if I ever get this thing going again.

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A:Brother DCP 7020 Printer

will no longer print the printer just keeps restarting over and overClick to expand...

is this when you first switch on ?
or when you send something to print

does it photocopy ?

user manual
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users Manual/UM_DCP_7020_EN_1154.PDF
 

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Hi All,
I'm trying to install drivers for my Brother MFC 210c printer.
I have uninstalled the old drivers, unplugged the printer, and tried to install the new drivers, BUT ... I get error code 0x80040705? Installation process is terminated.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Brother Printer error

Hi after uninstalling the driver check the the registry under local machine>software> find the printer name driver,, I mean see if there is any left over there..
you can also try to use revo uninstallator Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com to remove the previous printer driver.. obviously the uninstallation is leaving leftover files..

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A:brother hl630 printer

Hiya

Have you made sure that the Plug that goes into the printer and PC is secure? It may be loose.

Also, what version of Windows are you running? Now, go to Control panel | System. Device Manager. Under Printers, is there a yellow !

Regards

eddie
 

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Hello,
Am trying to install my printer brother HL-1070.
Brother indicates that a driver can be found through Windows Updates for the HL-1060. HL-1070 or 1060, it is basically the same so that would be fine for me.
Only if I follow the instructions for using Windows Updates I do not get any printers on the list of available printers. None at all.
If I go the other way (troubleshooting the unspecified printer) windows tries to get a driver for HL-1070 and can't find it.
How can I get windows to look for the HL-1060 driver ???? Or where can I get hold of the driver... if microsoft has it ?
I trust this will get sorted out cause there are so many knowledgeable and helpful people here... thanks for sharing your solutions

A:Driver for printer brother HL-1070

Give this a shot

How to Find Drivers
search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- The most common drivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html
To remove any left over driver remnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper
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Hi

When I tried to install my Brother MFC J265W I've got message:

operation could not be completed (error 0x0000070c)

I press OK installation process was still going on and after few minutes I've got another message:

operation could not be completed (error 0x00000706). The print processor does not exist.

The setup finished and after restart in Control Panel my printer didn't shop up and when I tried to print something my printer was not installed.

Can someone help me to solve this problem? I'll really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

P.S.

My OS is Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit

A:Instalation of Brother MFC J265W Printer

Sometimes with Vista or Windows 7 you need to install a printer in an un-orthodox way. My suggestion may or may not work, but it's worth a try as it has always worked for me. First un-install your current printer. Then remove the USB cable if that's what you are using. Next shut down your computer. Turn the power on to your printer and plug in your USB cord, then restart you computer. Windows should find your printer and install it. If your drivers are out of date and if you have an internet connection, Windows will go on line and find the latest drivers. Your manual will probably instruct you different, but disregarded what it says and try my suggestion.

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I have a Brother model MFC 5440CN printer. I fill the black cartridge to the point where the ink is bubbling out and it prints just fine until the ink level drops less than 1/8 inch. Then a message comes up saying that the black ink is almost gone. Later, when the cartridge is still basically full, up comes a message telling me to replace the cartridge and no further printing can be done until I fill the cartridge to the top once again.

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A:Brother Printer Can't Sense Ink Level

They want you to buy more ink. Their toner cartridges do the same thing, when they have several hundred pages left to print.
 

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Tried downloading printer drivers and uploading but when I follow the instructions and plug the printer in it does not recognise it

A:I cannot connect to a brother printer despite downloading an...

Hello there, Before you could progress further, please verify if the printer supports win 10 or not. After which, please go to device manager and check if there is an exclamation mark next to the printer. If yes, this means there is a trouble with the driver.If no, this means the drivers are installed on the computer. Uninstall the drivers, and add a printer from control panel. And further, after the printer is added, please right click on the device and choose update driver software.  This should work after a restart  




I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vamshi

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Tried downloading printer drivers and uploading but when I follow the instructions and plug the printer in it does not recognise it

A:I cannot connect to a brother printer despite downloading an...

Dear Customer, Can you please advise on the Printer model and also which unit you are trying to connect. Help us with more details for us to direct you. Also, advise what is the mode of connection. Wireless/Wired Thanks,Mahesh




I'm an HP Employee. The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your issue.

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Hi. I bought a Brother DCP-J315W and set it up to print via my wifi - it worked fine initially. A couple of days ago I tried to print something - but nothing: a message on the PC said that the document couldn't be printed. I tried via USB cable - still nothing. So I reinstalled the software from the CD-ROM and reset the wifi network (even though the LCD showed no problem - full signal). The wifi indicator on the LCD still shows full signal and the report that is printed out after wifi setup shows all OK. But although I can now print via a USB cable, still no luck via wifi. A bald 'cannot print the document' window: SO annoying, as it was working and I haven't done anything in the interim to stop it from doing so (I was away for Christmas and haven't used the PC (Win XP SP3) since I last printed successfully).

Any ideas why the printer now refuses to accept printing via wifi? In Control Panel/Printers, it is shown as being online. Change to offline, back to online. No joy. I can't see what else to do. A message when I go through troubleshooting steps (in vain) tells me to consult my network administrator - which only makes me angrier, this being a home machine!

Advice gratefully received! if it worked once, what's got into it all of a sudden??!

Thanks,

Martin
 

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Printer has worked fine for over a year and has now stopped working: won't print test page, says it is not installed, can't uninstall it, can't do anything with it. Advice please..

Tony C
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A:cannot get printer to work. Brother HL - 2142

what happens when you install the software ?
 

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Model: Brother MFC-9440cn Printer/Scanner/Fax
PC's: Windows 7 32bit

It was working before I went in to check on it its connected to a network of about 6/7 computers all of a sudden its not printing. So I check all cabling and troubleshoot it, it says something like "unable to find printer on the network". So I reinstalled the drivers and on the installation it detects the printer fine but same issue after install. So I decide to try the scanner and it works fine.... Im not one to use faxes so i didnt try that but im assuming the printer alone is the issue so any tips on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

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I just set up my new Dell with Windows 7. I connected it to my Brother MFC-8840D printer with a USB connection. Windows 7 recognized the printer and set it as default. But I cannot print anything. I called Brother, and the person said that the proper driver was in the computer. However, she then sent me an email which indicated that Brother does not offer a driver for this unit with Windows 7, but that an appropriate driver can be found on Windows Update. I had no success going to Windows Update. Does anyone have an idea (short of having to buy a new printer)?

Thanks.
 

A:Windows 7 and Drivers for a Brother Printer

I'd try to get clarification from the tech support person about getting a working driver via Windows Update, and why it didn't work for you.

If Brother has a Vista driver try that.

Or try the Vista or XP driver using the Troubleshoot Compatibility option (assuming you have a self-installing executable right click on it to get that option). You can spend the better part of an afternoon with the "recommended" settings, and with XP or Vista with various service pack levels. Oh, and sometimes this works. Start reading from post # 18 in this thread to see how this technique worked for some USB wireless adapters.
 

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