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Windows 7: printer won't print

06 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7 home 32bit
printer won't print

I have a Brother MFC-240C printer. When I go to print anything it just doesn't want to print. I've ran troubleshooters and installed all the updates and still nothing. Need help, thanks

I've running windows 7 home 32bit

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06 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Mine did this a few days ago, but it wasn't the same kind of printer. What i did was i turned the serge protector off and left it off for about 5 minutes then turned it on a BAM it worked!
Maybe it could work for yours too.
Good luck.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

I could not print in Word 2010 with Brother MFC 210c. It didn't do anything or give me an error, it just wouldn't print. I opened the print qeue, and it showed error-printing. So I deleted and tried again. I didn't delete it after the tenth try. I left it there. And went back to word and tried to print again.
When I went to file, print and before clicking the printer button in the new screen, I noticed it showed my default printer with an error. Still no number listed. So I clicked the down arrow to choose another printer and I see my brother printer is listed yet again. So I chose the 2nd instance of it and it printed. So I'm going to delete the first one and change the 2nd one to default.

I thought I'd mention this here in case anyone else has this same problem. Apparently, windows installed my printer and so did I.
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03 Oct 2010   #4

Win 7 64bit

Same issue, if someone finds a solution, hopefully they'll come back here and let us know. I looked all over the web for the drivers but I can't find anything. After I installed it off windows update, I still couldn't print. I think if I could install it directly, it might work.
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03 Oct 2010   #5

Win 7 64bit

After all the searching and the poor instructions from Microsoft and Brother, all I had to do was pull up Device Manager and update drivers on the MFC210c printer, at least this worked for me.
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03 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
MFC210c wouldn't work

No, I'm saying that was my solution. It worked. Somehow, Microsoft with it's plug and play, installed my printer before I did. So there were two MFC printer's noted under devices and printers. I kept selecting the one I had chosen as default (the one I installed) and it wasn't working. Then I saw the 2nd MFC under printers and I deleted the first and set the 2nd as the default printer. It has worked ever since. Just a weird little quirk of a new operating system, I guess. Glad you got yours working too.
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