20 Most Recent Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet Printer - Page 2 Questions & Answers

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Brother... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013

One of the reasons why such error flashes is because the paper or media your are using might not be suitable for the printer. Always check on your paper preference before printing.

Brother... | Answered on Dec 13, 2012

try with clean the catridge nozzel and see if it is not working then you replace the catridge. bye

Brother... | Answered on Dec 13, 2012

Even though you believe ink is still in the cartridge, your printer may not be able to sense this ink and may erroneously report that the cartridge is spent. If you receive this warning, remove the cartridge, turn off the printer and unplug it from the electricity. Wait 10 minutes. Restore the power and reinstall the cartridge as if it were brand-new. In many cases, the last bit of ink can be accessed after all--at least enough to produce a few more pages before the warning reappears.

Brother... | Answered on Nov 01, 2012

When ever you get an error message like the one you are describing, there should be a numerical code with it.

Most of the time when you get an error code like this, it is a mechanical problem with the machine.

Try unplugging the power for about 5 minutes to see if that clears it out, otherwise you might as well replace it. A machine like this has been discontinued and is not worth paying for repairs.

Brother... | Answered on Aug 20, 2011

if you can see the mark X in black ink then you have to replace it..it cause the printer not to print even its not totally empty...

Brother... | Answered on Aug 08, 2011


Brother... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

actually you cannot print it without the color ink installed

Brother... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011

In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken . Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or poor ink cartridge contacts. Sometimes the power supply unit must be checked as a poor SMPS unit can deliver low voltage and cause issues to the printer function. Check all the leads and connections of the mother board , the tags to the ink cartridge. Also check the mechanical settings of the ink cartridge , if jammed or tight remove motor and manually free the drive before it is set back.

Brother... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011

Unplug the printer from power cord.Press and hold the "menu" button, then plug the device.You'll see on the LCD screen a "machine error" code.If this code is 40,41,49 or 4F the print head is defective.If the error is 48 -defective print head cable or circuit board.If the error is 50 or 51 there is error in Purge unit and printer require service.If the error is 46 the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:
Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.This will reset the purge count value. Then restart the printer, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

Brother... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011

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Brother... | Answered on Jun 11, 2011

Hi Glenna Its very easy I'll walk you through it step by step.

1.) take out the machine, follow the instructions on the book to remove the packaging and install the cartridges.
2.) next we need the driver, now i dont know what operating system you have so, I'll be general and as detailed as possible.
3.) http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc3240c_all click that link, When the window opens, click the operating system you have, then the language you want. and click download.
4.) after its downloaded run the program you just downloaded and it will install the drivers for you.
5.) it will tell you when to connect the printer to the computer, plug in all cables (power and usb) to printer and to computer. The computer will do the rest..

Thats it your done..

Brother... | Answered on May 07, 2011

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