The Brother MFC-240C is an all-in-one color inkjet printer.

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Why cant I print from my computer

I can copy from my scanner just fine, but when I want to print from the computer it keeps telling me cannot clean, go to troubleshooting and routine maintanance clean unable and follow directions. I do this and it doesnt help. but It still prints copies from the scanner

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Please tell us more what operating system is on your computer. How have you attempted to resolve the problem? Thank you.

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My brother printer will scan copy and fax but it will not print a document from the computer. I am using Windows 7. It will not print a test page? Brother MFC-7420.

This is a laser printer.

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the problem might be related to printer driver. so you should try to change the printer driver first. if you are having any other problem with your brother printer. then you need to visit: https://goo.gl/wLI7fF . hope this will help you better.

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Lisa, solved long ago, no need to post

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sorry, i have this problem' t00

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Like i always say first things first. The obvious is that it doesn't matter what Operating System you have, yes you should have the proper printer drivers installed if you are legible to scan with no issue. When you always have issues with your computer or Printer always and i mean always go to the manufacturers website. Brother in this case, in a lot of printers maintenance is a must and temporary you should clean the cartridges. Not physically but by running some kind of configuration in the menu of the printer.

This is the support page for this printer.

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First things first , Can you do a test print from the control panel? If yes check your cables, reload drivers try printing from DOS ETC. But I suspect it will be no it dosn't print from control panel, afraid your probably hooped. I had pretty much the same machine, worked great ,good prints but its sitting in the basement now. The machine does a rotine cleaning every few days, somehow squirts some ink direct from the print head into the cleaning assembly. So even if you don't use it much its always ready to go, dumb. I think when I dug into it I had done 87 total B and w and 30 color prints the whole time I had it ( two years) everytime it does a cleaning the unused ink goes into tank with filters in it - that was satuated with ink and from the website ( Franco Colomba answer) I found code descriptions. It was declaring the tank was full, even when I spent 2 hours cleaning and reassembling was unable to reset the code sigh. The Brother cost me over $200 Sadly buy a $30 printer and throw it away when it stops. I got an HP4435 for $30 and its just as good as the Brother I should see if Costco will take the Brother back :-)

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If it ain't broke don't fix it…if it seems to be broken, sell it in a yard sale.

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the printers does all the moves of printing,but the page is blank,I just replaced the cartridgets to no avail

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You might need to clean the print heads, they may be obstructed. Use Isopropilic Alcohol

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Where are they located? The print heads that is?

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Mine is also not printing, but the scanner is fine. I had a paper jam and just when I thought I had that out, I did hear lots of grinding noises. Finally found the paper jam and reset, unplugged, uninstalled, reinstalled, cleaned etc.... test copy. Now the ink will not show up on the paper. Okay shooked the ink, it's full. Been troubleshooting for almost a month. Would like to fix it. Just short of getting another printer/scanner from Cannon for 29.99 online @ WM. Someone stated the heads need replacement, because the paper jam was so bad.

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when you say "copy from the scanner" do you mean just to your monitor or do you mean to a piece of paper? If its to a sheet of paper than there is hope , we can probably figure it out. If however you mean just to your monitor and there is nothing ever coming out with printing on it , well chances are you have the very same problem I posted ( 09/09/2011 Gil ) . These multi function machines can actually be not to bad to figure out, If this machine prints from any source than you can be pretty sure the printer section is ok. If you can scan a document and print it ,than the scanner, printer is ok maybe there is something wrong with your cables or print drivers . If you can print a computer test document but not from word the problems not likely your printer. If it is no output from any source than its probably this silly Brother cleaning system I described last time. It never worked again but yes good old Costco took it back after more than 2 years, great company bad printer.

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I uninstalled the printer then reinstalled on each computer and it now works. You must locate Printer and devices to uninstall. Locating depends on the volume of Windows,

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Hello Everyone I Think You Need To Reinstall Your Printer From The scratch-

Uninstall The Printer Software And Restart Your Computer And Printer

Install The latest Driver For Printer And Reconfigure The Printer Settings

Read More How To Setup Brother Printer Without Cd

See If This Helps to Get Your Brother Printer Printing Again .

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