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Q: Brother printer

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?

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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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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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i just got a Brother MFC-4420C multifunction printer, i went onto the Brother site, downloaded the drivers, etc. and tryed 2 run the driver, and got this messgae, any1 know why? thanks :
 

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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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If you are having any query related Brother Printer Support dial Brother Printer Support number 1-800-889-3692 and Get 24X7 Brother Printer Support with Brother Printer Support technical support team.
 

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Regarding imy Brother printer MFC-J430w...stopped working for no explainable reason.  I was using it wireless.  I plugged it in to see if it would start printing again.  I have tried driver update in Windows 7 to no avail.  Does anyone
have any idea how I can reconnect with my printer?  Please. 

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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 am unable to print envelopes using Word 2010 on my Brother MFC7840W printer. Envelope info is sent from computer and received by printer, but envelope exits printer without any print.

Printer seems to work for all other printing functions.
 

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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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I am not able to send faxes with my Brother MFC-3360C printer now. I dial; it stops; screen read "RECEIVING" and that's it. Any suggestions? TU
 

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anyone got any experience with this machine? I called the tech support line - and it was a total waste of time. Ready to return the product if I can't get some answers to envelope printing problems
 

A:Brother MFC9420 printer

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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.

A:Brother Printer Offline

Did you try uninstalling/reinstalling the print driver?

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When printing, the printer box opens and says "printer off line" when it isn't off line. This happens about every 3rd print job. Any ideas? Regards
 

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

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My computer won't work with my Brother (MFC- L2740DW) printer. It keeps throwing up an error box:

Printer not activated error 30

So the question is...How do I activate my printer?
 

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My brother DCP 7020 printer will no longer print the printer just keeps restarting over and over. I am running win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 

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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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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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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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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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 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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Hi everyone, please guide me in solving this problem..!
Before, I can automatically scan files directly to email as an attachment by just going to scan button and go to "scan to email" and it will just appear directly but now i can't do it automatically. I can scan now but by just manually clicking "scan and camera wizard" this thing works but it just appear to be save as a file not directly to email as attachment. it takes me too long to scan many files. hope you could help me.
 

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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.

 

A:Installing my Brother printer

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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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just purchased Brother L2541Dw printer  and after all installantion not able to open Controlcentre4 under brother utility. just click but nothing happen.

and every time when my computer start this message come
the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b) click ok to close

i have instald latest softwate and also tried to run as admint etc but problem contine
even firewell setting off
please guide

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I have a Brother MFC 9700 printer/copier/scanner/fax at the office. It is a networked printer. When we send something to be printed, it will just keep printing a bunch of pages with just one or two lines of "chicken scratch." If I use Word to print out one page, I just get as many pages as I will let it print of nothing. This happens with many programs (Word, Excel, QuickBooks and more). Sometimes it prints just fine.

Any ideas on what is going on and how I can handle this?
 

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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 have acquired a Brother HL-5130 mono laser printer via Ebay and have successfully installed it but despite selecting 'English' on the installation menu, when it comes to viewing the printer's properties, everything is in a foreign language, eg Pappersstorlek for Paper Size, Kopior for Copies.

Any suggestions as to how this problem can be fixed?
 

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Hi, I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
My Brother p-touch QL-500 printer is USB connected.
My main hard drive, the C drive, is an SSD drive, just in case that matters.
My p-touch printer, which I use for address labels,worked OK until I installed it on a new PC, using the installation disk.
The installation seemed to work OK, until I tried to use the machine.
Then a message flashed up to say the drive was broken.
I re-installed it from the Brother downloads page and it seemed OK.
then I found that if I tried to make an address label it was OK until I got to the part where I click on 'check media'.
Then a message flashed up to say 'printer offline or no media', neither of which was correct.
If I ignored the message and continued through to the print stage, nothing happened except that the green light on the machine flashed rapidly until I turned the machine off.
The label position-er or reset button works fine.
Seemed like a software fault, so I uninstalled and re-installed the driver from the Brother downloads site. Now I again get a message to say the driver is broken.
I'd be grateful for any advice.

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Don't know what this section is for??

A:my printer is a brother mfc j430w is this compatable

ic1743 Sorry to put you off, but you've come entirely to the wrong forum with these questions. This forum is about HP equipment, not Brother, and we deal primarily with the Windows OS, not Android. Plus, the Nexus phone is made by Google, not by HP. You should actually do a Google search for Nexus forums. Good Luck

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I have Brother Monochrome Laser printer HL2240 plus: [Dell Inspiron 560 desktop; MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit; Windows Live Mail 2012; MS Word Pro 2003; Mozilla Firefox 22.0]

No matter what margins I make, the right margin always prints to the right edge of the paper and all lines are cut off at the ends! After over 2 hours and 15 prints(!!!) I'm giving up. I went to “Properties” and the system reinstalled everything, drivers, updates, I re-checked the paper size, position, etc. and the problem persists.

In the past I was able to reduce the margins on all 4 sides and it was fine. Occasionally a popup message would say something like: "It's out of the printing range", and I'd either print it anyway, or would reduce a bit more on the problem side. But never as persistent to be fixed as now.

I don’t know what else to do. I’d appreciate ever so much any help you can give me.

A:My Brother printer cuts off the right margin...

Hello Adela now have you double checked the margin settings in the Word program because often it is the settings in those programs that is causing the problem. I often set mine to what I want as the default.

One thing you can do is set a simple document up and tell it to print then go to Start then into Devices and Printers > right click on your default printer and then go to "See what is printing" > right click on the document and go to properties then Layout tab see what is there (in pic)

Another simple thing you could do is run these two sans for starters if you have not done so already
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Disk Check (you may need to run this using the /f and /r "switches" you will see in the tutorial.

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I have been unable to find a Windows 7 driver for my Brother HL 1440 printer.

Has anyone an idea of where I can get one or if even exists?

Thank you/

A:Driver for Brother HL 1440 Printer

Brother: HL-1440: Downloads: Drivers: United States

Try this one, and maybe try to run it in Vista or Xp Comp.

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When I try to print the Selection and Current Page options are greyed out. It used to be available so something has been erased or corrupted.

Can anyone help please. I dont use these options very often but they are useful occassionally.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232048 MB, Free - 174864 MB; D: Total - 6404 MB, Free - 1507 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Basswood, 1.05, MS1C69S06101833
Antivirus: Virgin Media Security Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I have a ink jet Brother mfc240c printer. Recently it stopped printing yellow ink. I replaced the cartridge and still no yellow ink comes out on print outs. All other colors print fine (black, cyan magenta), just not the yellow.

I have tried cleaning the print heads and a deep power clean, through the menus on the printer itself. The ink monitor shows all ink levels to be full.

I am using compatible brother ink cartridges and haven't had an issues out of them for the 3+ years I have owned the printer. Any ideas on how to get the yellow to print again? I talked to Brother tech support and they said they could only help me after I had bought "genuine Brother ink" and was hoping the forum here had some suggestions of things I can try before buying some "genuine Brother ink".

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Brother Printer Not Printing Yellow Ink

Don't know much about printers myself, but if I wanted to get this fixed I would probably just phone up Brother but tell them its genuine ink, they won't know any different. If they want to take it in to look at just say no, it wil cost you anyway if its 3+ years old and would probably be cheaper to replace it anyway.
 

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I have a new laptop and I'm trying to install my brother printer/scanner and I can't istall it using the CD provided, it says this:
so I tried to look for its driver and I found this one: click here
and my problem is it doesn't have the installer for the scanner... The OS I'm using is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit, I can't find the software which is the "paperport" that would allow me to scan documents/pictures...
 

A:Brother Printer/Scanner software

You downloaded and installed the "Full Driver & Software Package?"
 

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Error message driver not compatible with 64 bit OS windows7 home premium

A:Installing Brother MfC-665CW printer

Check to see whether you are trying to install a 32 bit driver. Download the 64 bit driver for this model from the Brother website.

Brother: MFC-665CW: Downloads: Others

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Brother HL 2270DW printer in one room of my house. Each of my two Win7 machines, all in different rooms, print to this printer wirelessly with no problems. However, my new Dell One 2020 detects the the printer as a wireless printer but reports something like 'Driver Unavailable' in Settings/Devices. How do I go about making a driver available? I have the latest Brother drivers on my HD but can't seem to figure out how to install them under Win 8. The CD that came with the printer has only very old, out of date drivers.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Installing a Brother Wireless Printer

Control Panel -> Devices and Printers then click on Add a Printerit will search for your wireless printer, if found hi-lite it and click nextIf you see the Brother HL 2270DW printer on the driver list then select it. If not click on Windows UpdatesAfter a while, you'll see a new list of printers, select your printer Brother HL 2270DW

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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.

Anybody got any ideas??
 

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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ok so I know this is probably a really dumb question but I'm going to ask it anyway. I read on another post that the place to plug the usb cable on the machine was on the back covered by tape (I couldn't find it either, I didn't really think it was covered by tape, more like a piece of plastic!) and now because it's a different shape than I was expecting, I'm wondering what kind of cable I'm supposed to use? I tried looking through the manual but couldn't find anything. And then once I have the cable, do I just plug it into my laptop and it will work? I know, that's an even more stupid question but I never claimed to know anything about anything that plugs into a wall, lol.
 

A:using brother intellifax 2820 as a printer

More than likely it's an A to B usb printer cable.
Compare it to this.
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F3U133-10-Hi-Speed-Cable-Feet/dp/B00004Z5M1
You will probably need to install driver software.
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=fax2820_us_as
 

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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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