Question about Brother MFC 7840W Printer
All is well until the printing command is sent to the printer and it is ready to be done. At that time the printer quietly shows the message "printer error" on my computer screen and does nothing.I have done the delete and reinstall printer move - that goes well but still nothing. I have done the disconnect printer from wall outlet and reboot the computer combination - nothing. Help please. I'm a senior citizen so do not presume I have much technical knowledge.
Posted by Anonymous on
Have you tried restoring to a previously known date that all worked well?
Go into System Restore and try there.
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
The solution, and it took me a long time to find the simple solution, is to right click on your printer, click properties, click the ports tab and click on your Brother printer and click on configure port (or you can delete the existing one and then add another one). What you want to do is update the IP Address. The problem is that the printer does not have a static IP address, it is dynamic. If you want to confirm that, go to your printer and press the reports button and print out the network configuration report. Your IP address will show on that. It's really the last digit in the IP address that changes. This will absolutely solve your problem. Good Luck!
Posted on May 17, 2009
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