Top 20 Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer Questions & Answers

slide scan is not an option on that model. slide scanner is an option in some models of scanners. I have a HP one as most HP scanners have the setting built into the scan firmware that lowers and higher the light to get correct scan. brother model will not do this its just normal scan setting.

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If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.

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The waste ink tank is full and the purge counter needs to be reset. Or just bin it and buy a new machine.

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Machine Error 50 either means that there is a loose object inside the machine (usually piece of paper), or that there is a mechanical error which would need you to have the machine sent to service.

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What's the question? I am not sure of the problem.

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I am not sure this machine has an automatic Scan to PC option. Brother seems to like to avoid this part of most machines. Depending on your Operation System you will still be able to access the scanning system. The operation system would define which method it uses. Win XP you can access the scanner through the Printers and Faxes option on the start menu. Go to printers and faxes and then from there access scanners on the sidebar. Find your machine and open the inbuilt scanner software to scan your photos and save them to your computer. Then e-mail the saved files.

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Memory for the most part does not hold any information long term. It is used as a cache storage to hold a large amount of information for a short period of time. Memory was designed to take the load off of the CPU (central processing unit) and the hard drive(s). Once the unit has been powered off, within a minute or less, the memory has been cleared. The only thing that retains any information would be the hard drive. I hope this answers your question!

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I am a Brother employee working for the software technical support department.

The specifications for this machine are listed on our website at the following link:

The MFC-240C includes USB interface, but does not have a wireless network card.

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The MFC240 is getting on a bit in age, so it is entirely possible that the waste ink chamber and purge counter are at their limit ( aka error 46). Look for a waste ink reset instruction and/or u-tube clip showing how to remove and clean out the waste chamber and instructions to reset the purge counter. There are many out there. You may want to balance the cost of replacing the machine against the hassle of disassembling and cleaning it.

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replace printer head

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I know this issue may have been resolved by you already, since I am now looking at this issue for you, however I am setting up the answer to help others that may have a similar problem in the future. You will need to reference a Brother servicing manual as it will show you how to remove the printer assembly and includes part numbers that you may need to replace. Hope this is helpful! You can find the manual at:

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Hi Desley,
I have found steps on you can fix this issue. Hope it helps.
Usually this is caused by a foreign object or debris under the printhead path, or under where the printhead "parks."
Unplug the machine. Open the cover. Check the printhead path for little bits of paper, push pins, paperclips, staples etc. Note the location of the printhead.
If the printhead is at the far left, gently slide it towards the center (do not force it). Look carefully under where the printhead was stopped for debris. Use a flashlight if necessary.
Close the cover. Plug in the unit. Try again.

Also try this:
Disconnectthe printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd doboth and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printerto the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.

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I have just made the same mistake on my Brother MFC-J470DW printer. I allowed it to upgrade the firmware, and two of my ink cartridges, which were previously nearly full (and not OEM original equipment), started to display as "Cannot Detect" on the printer display. I contacted Brother and they directed me to a site that basically says you HAVE to use original Brother ink cartridges after the firmware update to version H.

In other words, Brother has found a way to limit our machines so that we cannot use non-original ink cartridges. I found a way to work around this problem, but it only works because I have the original cartridges that were nearly empty. You can carefully open the plastic case of the cartridge, being careful to note where the springs are located and to not lose them. Then you can see the reservoir for the ink. You can use an empty syringe, minus the needle, to suck out the ink from a non-oem cartridge. You have to press the upper release prong (spring-loaded thingy at the top of the cartridge) while you suck out the ink into the syringe at the bottom port of the ink cartridge. When you see that the cartridge is empty, reverse the process by squeezing the ink into the original Brother cartridge in a similar manner. You don't have to open the cartridge to do this, but it helps to see the levels of ink before and after.

Hopefully Brother has not found a way to make their ink clash with compatible inks so that they damage the printing ports of your printer. I haven't done this on this machine yet, so be careful, because you might destroy the printer so that you cannot even use original inks anymore. Personally, I bought the printer on sale at Staples for $50, over a year ago, so if I ruin it by mixing oem and non-oem inks, then I will just buy a different brand next time and hope for a more ethical company policy on allowing non-oem inks (compatible inks).

On this printer, I have used non-oem inks ever since the starte inks ran out. They always work just fine! I get them at Make sure to read the comments at because if you have updated your firmware recently, then Brother has made it impossible for us to use non-oem inks anymore. They do not offer a method to downgrade the firmware! And I cannot find a site to find the older versions. The only download they offer is a firmware upgrade tool, and not the actual firmware versions.

Hope this helps.

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try to replace new cartridge, if the error still the same, clean the sensor located at the cartridge assembly

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