20 Most Recent Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet Printer - Page 5 Questions & Answers


Hello may I suggest doing a simple reset of your machine. If you have not tried this please do so.

Simply unplug your printer power wire from the printer and wait about a minute. Now plug it back in and your problem may be resolved.

Next, if this does not make sure you do not have any print jobs backed up in your computers printer cue.

This can be done by looking in the bottom right corner of your computer monitor. look for a printer icon. If there is on there click on it and cancel all print jobs.

Also, check for paper jam, make sure paper is not causing problem.
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finally, here are the steps to enlarge and reduce. just in case there is a step you are missing.

Press options: UP or Down arrow.

Enlarging or reducing the image copied
You can select the following enlargement or reduction ratios.
Custom(25-400%) allows you to enter a ratio from 25% to 400%.
1 Press (Copy) to illuminate it in green.
2 Load your document.
3 Use the dial pad to enter the number of copies you want
(up to 99).
4 Press Options and ▲ or ▼ to
5 Press ▲ or ▼ to select the enlargement or reduction ratio you
want.
Press Menu/Set.
—OR—
You can select Custom(25-400%) and press Menu/Set.
Use the dial pad to enter an enlargement or reduction ratio from
25% to 400%.
Press Menu/Set.
(For example, press 5 3 to enter 53%.)
6 Press Black Start or Color Start.

Brother... | Answered on Mar 28, 2010


I'm not sure you can. A scanned image has to be sent to a program first, then saved as a file. I just scan to the computer, name and save it, then attach it to an email. Works every time!

Brother... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


You could check for a paper Jam or foreign oblect in the machine, under the top cover and in the back cover.

If there isnt a Jam in the machine it means there is a mechanical problem. There is a sponge in this machine and once it is full it wont be able to absorbe any more ink from the cleanings. You will need to bring it in for services, they would replace the sponge and reset the cleaning counter.

Follow the link below for an athorized service center in your area.

http://www.brother.ca/en/customer_care/service_centers.asp

Brother... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


with ours, it looks like there is ink in there, but it is not enough to register. When we put new catridges in, it fixes the problem

Brother... | Answered on Mar 26, 2010


To clean the print head, press Ink, then select using the arrow keys "Cleaning", then hit Menu/Set. Then, using the arrow keys select "Black" and then Menu/Set again.
This will automatically clean the print heads. If this doesn't solve the problem, remove the black ink cartridge and use a tissue with that solution that you have to clean all the ink off the cartridge. If this doesn't solve your problem either, you need a new black ink cartridge.

Brother... | Answered on Mar 16, 2010


Remember the Movie "Office Space"?

Brother... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010


Hi There

Summary

Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok.

There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Brother... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010


Hi there

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

Brother... | Answered on Mar 01, 2010


I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there. Better than throwing the printer.

Good Luck
RK

Brother... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


When cleaning doesn't help, you need a new printhead. Around $89.00 now and then you add labor. They sell a new MFC 490 for around $120.00 with a year warranty.

Brother... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


If there is no jam it is generally a mechanical issue such as...

1. The planetary arm assembly not engaged correctly
2. Ink cartridge/purge switch harness not connected correctly
3. Purge cam switch broken
4. Gear(s) on maintenance unit broken
5. Paper feed motor broken
6. Main PCB defective

I find that if there was a paper jam, and the user pulled the paper out, option 4 is most likely. It is the smallest of cracks but ruins everything!

You will need to contact your local ASC for repair, find it here.
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Brother... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


There are 2 black sensor levers on the underside of the control panel, both go to sensors in the lid. If either is stuck or missing you will get that error. If both are there try blowing out with an air can.

Brother... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010


kindly check if there is any firewall on the computer if there is kindly disable then check

Brother... | Answered on Jan 29, 2010


on the backside you will see the usb port.

Brother... | Answered on Jan 28, 2010


Hi Mesha
If it keep saying paper jam Then it maybe just that you may not see any paper in it but it only takes a very small bit of paper that stopping it or I would take a closer look inside, you may have had a paper jam before and it has left a small nit inside. All Best: Pineworks

Brother... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010


IN MY DOCUMENTS IN THAT MY PICTURES AND SCAN

Brother... | Answered on Jan 21, 2010


If no faxes are pending print, you can skip to 3) reset the printer

Brother MFC-3240C Unable to Print Error

Brother... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010


Take a look at my tip on cartridges it may save you a lot of time and money

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3845491-ink_cartridge

OR

Read on and see if any applies to you.
Check that you removed the protective tape. some cartridges have two of these pieces of tape one over the head and possibly on on the contacts to the printer.

If you recently re-filled or had the cartridge refilled or even bought one of the many cheaper replacement cartridges you should read on

Most modern cartridges have an ink level chip built on to them.
Should the level drop below 25% then most of these chips lock up and will not reset.

Re-filling them will have no effect

If you are lucky you should be able to find either a
chip resetter around on the INTERNET or maybe even local

OR

Even better empty cartridges that
never need to be reset.
The second option is my preference

I realise these are not for your specific printer but there are others listed on both those sites as well.

cheaper cartridge problems have been on the rise recently and that is for ALL makes of printer.
If you try to clean the contacts be VERY careful cleaning contacts and ONLY use isopropynol on a lint free bud or cloth.
Also be very gentle.

I have seen the contacts cleaned and cartridges ruined with other methods of cleaning.
Rubbing too hard can also cause a badly set chip to move making it inoprable.

I dont like full prices replacements either which is why I always provide the links
I usually reccomend that people take back any cartridge that does not work right from the get-go.

I dont know of anyone who has had a problem doing that be it a shop refill or otherwise.

No matter if I paid $1 or $100 for a cartrdige I would still expect it to work
Hope this gives you the information you need

Bob

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Brother... | Answered on Jan 10, 2010


have you installed the printer driver in your pc ....please check the printer status in control panel ..> printer and faxes ...it should be ready ..... do the printer installation again and check .....

Brother... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010

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