Brother MFC Printer Not Printing – Troubleshooting Problems

Brother MFC Printers frequently stop printing, and you’re left scratching your head, wondering why the hell is my Brother MFC Printer Not Printing? It just simply spreading its leg wide open with blank faxes? Connected with the computer network but still not printing? I think you should relax and calm down a little. Things aren’t as complicated as you think. This is a simple problem to solve. Simply follow the instructions in the article, you will find it.

Summary:

I have summarized the whole article among some steps to follow kinda procedures.

1. Did you remove the Breather Tape aka the Shipping Tape?

2. Check to see if the purge pump is working properly. It is the primer responsible for priming newly installed cartridges.

3. Check to see if the purge seal is working properly. When not in use, it is the eyelet that holds the heads in place.

4. Check to see if the nozzles are clogged. If it is, I believe there is an accumulation of dried ink. Never leave your printer idle for too long – the longer it’s left inactive, the more damage it can do.

5. If you have CISS or the Continuous Ink Supply System installed, unplug it and give it a gentle whirl.

Have no idea what I’m getting at in the preceding section? For a more thorough explanation, please proceed to this section Brother MFC Not Printing Black

The issue mostly affects inkjet cartridges, or the toner if you have a laser printer (A Brother MFC l8900cdw printer here in this case). Most of the time, the cartridge is to blame for not being able to drill its connector into the desired hole. Putting it in the wrong hole may be pleasurable for you, but in this case, my friend, it will never work. You get what I’m saying? Right? Haha, we’ll all be men.

Anyway, most of the time, cleaning the inkjet connector and then plugging it back in would solve the problem.

But, life is not always a walk in the park. Only you, my buddy, and I, who work from 9 to 5 to make someone else rich, know this better than everyone else. So, if cleaning the inkjet didn’t solve your problem, I’ve got a few suggestions.

Before moving into the main article, try these below-mentioned steps first

Brother MFC Printer Not Printing

Brother MFC Printer Not Printing

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Brother MFC printers are well known for their reliable printing. However, sometimes they stop printing altogether. This can be caused by a number of things, including a paper jam. If the problem is not fixed quickly, the printer may need to be replaced.

Brother’s MFC line of printers includes some fantastic models. You can name the Brother MFC-J497dw and the Brother MFC-5895cw. These are their most popular items. Perhaps you have one of these. So, I will just go along with the not printing troubleshooting procedure, step by step for these two models.

Brother MFC j497dw Not Printing

Brother MFC J497dw is a multifunction printer that can be used for printing, copying, and scanning. It is easy to use and has a variety of features that make it perfect for home use. But what if it suddenly stops printing.

Our topic of discussion today is fixing it, and I’ll offer step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

First thing you need to check is the cartridge.

Brother Printer MFC-j497dw Not Recognizing New Toner Cartridge

Most of the time, the problem is that your Brother MFC j497dw’s ink cartridge isn’t connected properly. Both the cartridge’s connector and the printer’s inkjet slot are needed to be cleaned.

If this does not work, check the ink level, which is most likely below the operational level at this time.

If this is the case, the cartridge must be refilled or replaced if the connector is broken in any way. I recommend replacing the cartridge. Go ahead and do it, dude. Attempting to reduce your boss’s operating costs will not result in a pay raise. The majority of the time, your boss will not even notice the effort you’ve put in.

Brother MFC j497dw Printer Not Feeding Paper

Brother MFC j497dw Printer Not Feeding Paper

Whenever it comes to paper related issues, three things might happen.

  1. The paper intaking system might be jammed.
  2. The paper sensor is malfunctioning.
  3. Sometimes, glossy papers show symptoms while trying to print on it.

Paper intake system is jammed

If the papers aren’t fed, there will be no printing. There are a number of reasons why papers are unable to loading inside. Follow these steps to rectify the situation –

  • Remove the paper tray and look for any papers in the void space. If you come across one, pull it out.
  • You will need to raise the machine 6-8 inches and set it in that position. You can do it with toilet papers. I was relieved to use toilet paper for something other than its intended purpose, haha. However, did you find the two green levers on both sides?
  • If you simultaneously press these two green levers, the plastic top just above the paper tray position will open. It should be simple to store it out of the way and keep an eye on it for any jammed papers inside. I suggested bringing up the printer for your convenience. If you know what you’re doing, you can skip that step.
  • Remove the toilet paper and gently place the machine on the floor.
  • Penetrate the machine from behind and remove the jam clear cover. If there are any jammed papers, remove them.
  • Now open the scanner cover to see if there’s any clingy paper inside.
  • Next, you’ll have to look out for jammed papers under the printhead’s stock position. Its located at the upper top. Move the printhead if it is locked there.

Press the stop/exit button for about 5 seconds if you don’t know how to unlock the printhead. The printhead should be unlocked and moved to the machine’s center.

  • Gently move the printhead to see if there are any jammed papers underneath it.

Everything has been completed. You can now close everything up and return the machine to its previous state.

Before replacing the paper tray, look inside for any jam-friendly papers and remove them with pride; they are the true fighters. Don’t just toss them out fondling; use them for whatever you want, like taking notes, but don’t throw them out.

In any case, double-check that the size adjusters are properly positioned. Also, make sure the papers aren’t too tightly bound. Return the tray to the machine.


Finally, feed the papers properly; come on, man, what the actual F. You just completed all of those tedious and time-consuming tasks because you were not cautious while feeding the papers.

No Paper Error – Incorrect printer paper sensor settings cause it

There are several reasons for papers unable to get loading inside. One of them is the failure of sensors.

There are usually two reasons for no paper error. Perhaps the papers aren’t being fed properly, or the printer and computer settings are incorrect. You could use your life as a mnemonic to help you remember these facts. If you can’t feed or provide for your family properly (remember the word “properly” denotes an infinite amount here I am very sad to disclaim that), you’ll see how everything breaks, including the internal settings. How everything tears apart.

Just above, I mentioned the paper-related speeches. The paper-related precautions can be found there. I’m listing the other issues that could be related to the No Paper Error, as well as how to resolve them.

Follow these steps to resolve the No Paper Error

  • Power down your Brother MFC j497dw printer first.
  • Remove the paper tray and move the gears to see if the metal plate moves freely. I don’t think I need to explain how to do it or where to look for them. However, if you have these questions in mind, I strongly advise you to stop being so stupid and use your gray matter at least once. They’re beside the metal plate, those white shiny gears that, if not taken care of, will turn gray because you’re too egotistical to take care of your printer and whine about it failing.

Apology for the behavior above,

  • A thin towel should be soaked in a small amount of warm water. Use it to clean the plastic separator pads and the rollers in the back of the machine. This should be done with a lot of care. DO NOT SOAK FOR A LONG TIME. Too fluffy a towel can lose fibers and get stuck in the roller, and then you are back where you were, again. The No Paper Error.
  • Even though you used very little water, wait for about 10- 15 minutes before turning on the machine again.
  • You must now correctly configure the printer’s settings. Navigate to these locations using the D-pad on your Brother mfc j497dw :-\

    Menu-> General Setup-> Tray Settings-> Paper Tray and select the proper thickness according to your installed paper.
  • Now go to this direction: –

    Menu-> General Setup-> Tray Settings-> Paper Size and verify whether size is correctly set in accordance to the installed paper.

After that, return to your PC and look for any anomalies.

Check the drivers for a properly installed printer driver and for properly set “Paper Source” settings.

You will find these under print settings for MAC and for windows, follow these steps

  • Press the (WINDOWS BUTTON)
widows key

Type “Control Panel” and then hit enter. Now go to “Devices and Printers”.

  • Right click on your printer’s icon. They all may look same if you have multiple printer installed on your pc. Then look for the name. Found it? Okay. Now go to “Printer Properties”, scroll to the right most “Device Settings” and click on the “Auto Detect” button.
  • Right click again and click on to “Printing Preferences” and check the “Paper Source” to see if everything is set correctly.

Same procedure can be followed to prevent a Brother MFC-j491dw printer not printing issue too. Or any other Brother MFC printers, lasers or inkjet. These procedures are pretty much the same for every model.

Brother MFC j497dw Printer Not Printing Glossy Paper

Sometime Glossy papers are rejected by the paper feed while trying to print something upon it.

To fix this: –

  • First, clean the paper pick up roller to see if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the previous step did not resolve the problem, properly position the glossy paper. Place the coated section on the ground. It usually shines brighter than the other side.
  • Load one extra sheet of the same photo paper into the paper tray when printing on brother picture paper. For this reason, one additional page has been provided in the paper bundle.
  • Place the paper in the paper tray, print side down, top edge in first. Check that the paper in the tray is flat. If you put the paper in too far, it may rise at the rear of the tray and create feed problems.

Brother MFC Printer Receiving Data But Not Printing

Now we’ll see if there’s anything else causing the problem. What else could go wrong besides the cartridge or paper issues? Perhaps the printer is correctly receiving data and the aforementioned reasons are creating the problem.

Perhaps the data is not being loaded to the printer, resulting in blank pages. Lol, it reminds me of when I was a toddler and had just learned the 10 word long M word that ended with a ‘te’. Sometimes there was nothing but wind, complete blank. Anyway, this could be the problem here, so make sure the data is properly sent to the printer.

If you detect anything spooky here, please go to software section of this article resided quietly at the very bottom of this page. Installing The Brother MFC-j497dw Driver

Brother Printer MFC j497dw Does Not Wake Up From Sleep

It’s possible that your Brother MFC j497dw printer will go into a deep sleep and never wake up from it. Reminds me of the story of the sleeping beauty who never wakes up. Brother MFC printers are like a cuddly sleeping beauty, or should I say an ugly sleepin’ son of a bitch, that time.

This issue occurs most frequently when your computer and the Brother printer are not properly connected.

Let’s look at what’s causing the issue. If you do not have a Brother MFC j497dw, the technique is the identical for other wireless Brother printer models. Take the following actions.

  • Ensure that your printer and computer are both linked to the same wifi network.
  • Now print the network configuration report.

To do this, go to this link, select the model, Brother MFC j497dw in this case, and print.

  • Now you have to check the ‘IP Address’ 0.0.0.0 or something starting with 169.254,
  • Hehe, you thought you were hunting for this number and getting thrilled because everything was OK, but no, those figures shown above are not what you’re searching for. Your Brother Printer is not correctly linked to the network, and you will need to do wireless setup for your Brother Printer.
    To do this, go to this link and find your printer’s model. We’ll be using the Brother MFC j497dw here in this case.
  • Now, on a Windows PC, run the command IPCONFIG from CMD. Press Windows + R. type cmd and then hit enter to go into the command prompt. The Command Prompt window will open. Enter IPCONFIG there. You will get your IP. Check to see whether the IP addresses are the same. If not, something strange is going on, and you should contact a specialist.
  • Even if the IP number match, you will have to check whether they are communicating properly or not. Type ping followed by the ‘IP Address’ addressed at your network configuration report printout. You can see an example below.

    Ping 192.168.1.105
    It will now send four packets to your printer and attempt to receive four from it. If they’re communicating successfully, you’ll be able to monitor how much time has gone between packet transfers. However, if you observe that all four packets were lost, proceed to the next step.
  • If both the printer and the PC are connected to the same wifi network and the IP addresses match, but packets are still being dropped, your wifi router may require a soft reset. Unplug the router from the power source and wait at least 5 seconds. Then reconnect it. Try running the ping command again. If the problem persists, you need to reset the network card of your Brother MFC printer. Go to the website listed below and choose the model of your Brother printer. Follow the on-screen prompts to reset your Brother printer’s network card. Check here >>>
  • Now press Windows Button,
type, ‘control panel’ and go to control panel. Under ‘Hardware and Sound’ you’ll find ‘devices and printers.’ Click it. Locate your printer.
  • Right-click on the icon and select ‘printer properties.’ Go to the ‘port’ tab, click ‘add port,’ and then Standard TCP/IP port. Compete with the wizard by entering the IP address from the Network Configuration Report. Don’t forget to click apply on the printer properties window once the process is finished.

Your Brother MFC j497dw printer should now be connected to the PC properly.

Brother MFC Not Printing WiFi

If you followed the procedures outlined above, this issue should have been resolved by now. The Brother MFC-l2700dw is a very specific model that frequently exhibits this symptom.

People often ask me “why is my brother printer mfc l2700dw scanner not working?” I replied, what problem? They say their “brother mfc-l2700dw printer not connecting to wifi”.

You should try to re-install the driver again. Or contact a professional if you own that specific model.

So here we go. I’ve completed the first section of this article. However, some issues may continue. What exactly are they?

Brother MFC Printer Will Not Print Without Unplugging First

This is most common with damaged cartridge heads. Examine all installed cartridges for damage. You will undoubtedly discover one. First, try to fix them by thoroughly cleaning the cartridge heads. If the problem persists, you will need to replace the cartridges. This is covered by the normal Brother Printer warranty. So, if your warranty is still valid, call support, and they will do whatever they can to provide you with correct assistance.

The problem is that after you unplug and re-plug the printer, you must immediately give it the printing command. It foregoes basic precautions such as checking the printhead in order to serve you as soon as possible, which is why it prints. You can continue printing like this, but one day, long day, which way, I can’t say – your Brother MFC printer will stop printing totally, you can’t get it back to working by unplugging and then plugging back again.

Your printer will be “Grey sky, long goodbye” Sorry for the mumbling, it’s a song. It’s called “where will you belong.”

Brother MFC Printer Not Printing Correctly?

Sometimes, your brother printer prints, but it is not perfect. Maybe the colors fades, or the black color itself fades or it is not enough. What to do then?

Brother MFC printers are known for their high-quality prints, but some customers have been reporting that their Brother MFC printers are not printing correctly. Some people have said that their prints are coming out blurry or with streaks, while others have said that the printer is not recognizing any of their print jobs. It is unclear what is causing the issue, but it seems like a widespread problem. To be honest, I was merely curious to see how I would do as a news anchor. Just rehearsed these in front of a mirror.

Hey, are you a brother mfc-j430w owner? Is your brother mfc-j430w not printing properly? Though its mainly focused for a Brother MFC j-497dw; you’d find this article helpful too.

Sometimes your Brother MFC printer will print but will make a mess when you try to print on 2 sided mode. You want to print two sides, but the page will not print the both sides.

When you are trying to print double sided, make sure you have installed the correct driver for you Brother MFC printer. This is strictly software related issue. Tweaking things with the driver will solve the problem. Do it now. Brother MFC printer’s duplex/booklet mode is a gem when you are trying to put the total paper count at a minimum side.

To detect that you have the proper driver installed, I have already told several times how to do that. Go to control panel, and then devices and printers. Check if your printer is listed there. If not, you will have to install the driver provided by brother support.

Go to this link and download by searching according to your model number.


If the problem persists, go to the end section of this article where I say about some exclusive driver tweaks.

You’ll frequently find yourself in a precarious position while attempting to print a specific color. Say the color yellow. Or suppose the black color itself. What should you do then?

Brother MFC Not Printing Black

It’s possible to run into two problems while trying to print in black.

The first occurrence is that your printer is not printing anything that is fully black. Maybe your printer has abandoned the black color completely, it won’t be sailing soon; sailor.

In any case, remember the golden rule. First, double-check the cartridge connection. Clean it up and reinstall it. The majority of the time, it will resolve the issue. However, there are situations when this will not resolve the issue. I briefly explained what should be done at the beginning of this essay. Next, I’ll go through them again, but this time in greater detail.

Did you remove the Breather Tape aka the Shipping Tape?

I’m sorry, but I had to put this one at the top. People are tense about a variety of issues. They frequently overlook such minor details.

Check to see if the purge pump and seal are working properly

Purge Pump is the primer responsible for priming newly installed cartridges.

Purge seal is When not in use, it is the eyelet that holds the heads in place.

A defective purge pump or purge seals is another extremely typical problem that may cause a printer to cease producing in black or color. When you initially add a fresh cartridge, you will hear the purge pump zooming about. Basically, it’s only job is to suck the ink out of the cartridge and into the printhead and then onto the waste pad, where it’s eventually flushed out of the printhead.

You need to clean the purge pump cap if the purge pump is what causing the problem.

To do so, you must first remove the carrier assembly and look for the pump cap. If you can’t discover it, I believe you lack the necessary skills to do this task, and you should stop right now and leave it to a professional, otherwise you may harm the Brother Printer.

You need a strong ink cleaner now since whenever you need to clean the pump cap, it’s because ink have been accumulated dried for too long. You need a Magic Bullet Printhead Cleaner. Remember, do not fall for its name and go to clean the printhead too. Its for stubborn accumulated ink and should not be used for light ink removal. To do that you’ll need a light ink cleaner. You will find instructions on how to clean the printhead on the next section.

Gently spray a milliliter of Magic Bullet onto the pump cap. Being too gentle, as you discovered and impressed your girl, is the key here. Allow it to soak for around 10-15 seconds. Using a tissue paper, wipe the central part of the pump cap. Be gentle once more. You don’t want to move it from its current position.

Now, take a cotton swab and wet it in some magic bullet before cleaning the edges. Remember that by exerting pressure to its sides, you are also securing it into its position. It could have come off during cleaning just before. Again, don’t overdo it.

Return the printer to its original infrastructure.

Check to see if the nozzles are clogged

Dried ink has clogged the system, and you must clean the printhead and nozzles. This could happen if your printer has been idle for an extended period of time. To thoroughly clean the entire system, follow the steps outlined below:

  • You need a mild ink cleaner, not something like the Magic Bullet. You will need something less. A Printhead Hospital. You can find necessary links at the very top of this article.
  • Fill the supplied syringe with approximately 7ml printhead hospital. Place the cap on the bottle and submerge it in hot water for around 7-8 minutes.
  • While you wait, place a piece of toilet paper under the printhead. But it won’t be doable if you can’t get it into the printer’s central zone. To do so, issue a print command. Unplug as soon as it begins printing. Now when you open the lid, you’ll find the printhead precisely where you wanted it.
  • Pull the paper out gently. Don’t let it be ripped apart.
  • Place the toilet paper under the printhead and gently slide the printhead. Fold the toilet paper to fit your needs. By now, you should see some ink on the toilet paper. This toilet paper will serve two purposes. It has already done a preliminary cleaning of the printhead. It will also suck out ink cleaner at next steps. So don’t pull out the toilet paper.
  • Remove the cartridges to gain access to the nozzles. You must run the ink cleaner through each nozzle and all the way to the printhead. So go ahead and start doing it!
  • Take the syringe you placed in the heated water earlier. Place it correctly on the nozzle. Be extremely delicate. You can tell when the syringe is correctly connected to the nozzles. It should be a close fit. Now, around 4ml of it should be pushed. While the syringe is still connected, wait 5-10 minutes. Then add 1 milliliter more. If you believe you need to push a little more due to the current state of your Brother MFC j497dw printer, go ahead and do so. Allow it to sit overnight. Do not remove the syringe.
  • The toilet paper that was placed beneath the printhead the day before is now saturated with inks and cleaning solution. The cleaning process is now complete. You can now return the printer to its original configuration.

For CISS users: Unplug your Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS) and gently swirl it

There’s nothing to elaborate here. Do as I said, unplug and give’em a nice, polite touch!

Brother MFC 7360n Not Printing Dark Enough

The second occurrence is when printing is underway but the ink is insufficiently dark. Everything seems to be fading away. It prints, but over time it fades. It doesn’t have enough black in it.

The main cause is low-quality ink or a cartridge that hasn’t been used in a long time. It is frequently left unattended. Remember that if you keep your printer in use on a regular basis, such as printing almost every day, it will last a long time.

If it sits idle, It will begin to show symptoms. Everybody’s happy as long as you keep moving your waist on a daily basis, like the golden rule of marriage. A peaceful life it is, that’s for sure.  

So, what do we do from here? For the fade printing. This particular matter will be addressed in greater detail another day, very soon, so please keep an eye out for further instructions.

This article is solely written for ‘not printing’ problem.

Black Line at the Edges

There may be black lines along the edges of the pages.

Everything is OK; the printer printed everything perfectly; nevertheless, there are those black vertical lines at the edges of all the pages. It’s heartbreaking.

If the drum’s tab is moved from its default position for some reason, this can happen.

To resolve the issue, all you have to do is to open up the printer, remove the drum from its location, and determine whether or not it is the source of the problem. Most likely, it is. Look for any indicators, most of the time an upward pointing arrow indicating where the tab should be secured into place. Locate the G-spot! And secure it!

Brother MFC Printer Not Printing Yellow

Your printer is unable to identify the yellow ink cartridge, which is the only reasonable explanation. It is the source of problem. Before reinstalling the yellow ink cartridge, remove it and clean it. You should also check how much ink is left. There are a couple more things that could be creating the problem.

Brother support team has provided a very good solution for this problem, when it does not print yellow, or any other color. Please visit the link.

Problem is not solved even after cleaning?

In spite of the fact that you’ve cleaned the cartridge connectors numerous times, nothing has changed. Then, what’s left for you?

When cleaning the cartridge does not cure the problem, you may need to replace it. Furthermore, certain issues don’t even necessitate cleaning the cartridges as a solution. What are those? Why don’t we learn more about them and what we can do about it?

Brother MFC-j615w Not Printing Windows 10

Sometime whenever you connect your Brother MFC printer with a Macintosh system it works fine but at windows 10, it shows symptoms like not printing properly or not at all. You will have to properly install the printer drivers then.

Installing The Brother MFC-j497dw Driver

You’ve double-checked and completed all of the necessary steps in the hardware phase, but nothing has changed. Don’t be discouraged. It’s possible that a software issue is preventing your Brother MFC-j497 from printing.

Check The Connection

Wrong connection is one of the main reasons for not printing. So before you start solving more tough issues, ensure all your connections between printers and computers are made properly. There are two types of Brother printers. Some are wireless, and some are USB printers.

If your Printer is Wireless, confirm that both computers and printers are on the same Wi-Fi network.

If your Printer is a USB model, connect the USB cable to your computer. If you face any issue here, unplug the wire and replug it to another port.

Set The Brother Printer As A “Default Device”

Every computer uses the default printer every time you print. You have to set your Brother printer as a default printer. To do so –

  • First, press “Windows Logo Key” and “R” at the same time or type “Run” at the windows search bar to open the Run command.
  • Type “control” and click “OK”
  • Select “Large Icons” from the right side View by menu.
brother mfc printer troubleshooting
  • Click on Devices and Printers.
  • Right-click on your “Brother Printer”.
brother mfc 5895cw not printing
  • Finally, click on “Set as default printer”.

Update The Outdated Printer Driver

Sometimes for a faulty and outdated driver, the printer won’t print. Suppose your printer model is Brother MFC-5895CW, and your computer is running on Windows 10. And your Printer is not printing for the expiration of the driver.

All you need to do is update your driver software regarding the model of the Printer and operating system of your computer. You can update your Brother printer either manually or automatically.

To update manually-

[ For the Brother HL series printers, we recommend updating the driver manually]

To update automatically

  • Open the “Run” box.
  • Type “devmgmt.msc” and click on “OK”.
Brother printer mfc run command
  • Then from the Device Manager, double click on “Printer” or “Printer Queue”.
brother mfc printer device manager settings
  • Right-click on the “Update the driver software”.
  • Now click on “Automatically Search for Updated Driver Software.”
  • Then Windows Administrator will automatically scan and update the driver.
  • Finally, all you need is to follow the “On-Screen Instruction” and update your Brother printer driver.

[ For the Brother MFC series Printer like MFC-790CW troubleshooting and some DCP series printers, you better automatically update the driver.]

Solve Print Spooler Issues

If there is any printer spooler error, it may cause the not printing of your Brother printer. In this regard, you have to either Restart the Print Spooler or Clear the Print Queue.

To restart the print spooler service-

  • Open the “Run” box and type “services.msc” and click on “OK” or type “Services” on. Windows Search Bar and open the application.
  • Right-click on Print Spooler and open the selection menu.
  • If it is stopped, click on “Start,” and if it is already running, click on “Restart”.
brother mfc printer service settings
  • Right-click on Print Spooler again and open the Properties.
brother mfc j630w not printing
  • Then, select the Startup type to “Automatic” and click on “OK”.

To clear the print queue-

  • Open the Service app again and right-click on Print Spooler
  • After opening the selection menu, click on “Stop” and minimize the window
  • Then from My Computer, click on Local Disk C:
  • Go to “System32 > spool > Printer”
brother mfc j885dw not printing
  • Delete all the files from this folder
  • Go back to the service window and restart the print spooler as before.
brother mfc printer program restart

[Mostly to fix the Brother MFC series and DCP series of printers clearing of print queue works well.]

Uncheck the “Use Printer Offline”

It is mandatory to uncheck the printer status offline so that your printer prints documents properly. To do so-

  • Go to the Control Panel > Device and Printer.
  • Right-click on “Devices and Printers” and go to the “Printer Properties”.
  • Right-click on “Printer” and select “See what’s printing”.
brother mfc control panel settings
  • Select Printer” and uncheck the “Use printer offline” option.
brother mfc model offline fix
  • Finally, save the changes and exit.

All these are the overall troubleshooting processes for Brother printers. Almost for all the series, these steps perform well.

What if Brother Printer Driver still doesn’t install

There are a few things to do if your Printer is not printing after troubleshooting in all ways. You may reset the whole system or contact the service center.

How to reset Brother Printer? Ok, then, the factory reset process is different for a different model. You may check the manual to know about the reset process of your Printer. However, now we will let you know some of the reset procedures that work in several models of Brother printers.

To reset Brother HL series printers like HL-1212W, HL-L2350DW printers-

  • Pull up the printer cover.
  • Next, press the ON/OFF button seven times. The reset process will be done with green led blinking.
  • Now re-configure the whole Printer.

To reset Brother MFC series printers like MFC-786DW, MFC-7460DN printers.

  • Open the front cover first.
  • Press “Menu” “*2864” and once hear a long beep close the front cover.
  • See the “Maintenance” on display.
  • Scroll down and get the “99” to reset.

To reset Brother MFC series printers like MFC-L2700DW Printer-

  • Open the Front Cover, and the display will show front cover is open.
  • Next, press “Ok” continuously until you see the message “replace the drum.”
  • Don’t select any. Simply press *00, and the reset process will start.
  • Close the front cover

To reset Brother DCP series printers like DCP-L2540DW Printer-

  • Open the front cover.
  • Press the “OK” button and hold for a few moments.
  • Then press the “Start” button.
  • Then press the “+” button and “-” button one time.
  • Now press “Ok.”
  • Now close the front cover, and reset is done.

We recommend trying all the processes to reset your Brother printer. Either contact the support team of Brother team.

Brother MFC 5895cw not printing

Are you still here? Great to see you are still with me, buddy. You are one stubborn, you should know that and I applaud you for that.

Anyway, the solution of ‘Brother MFC 5896cw Not Printing’ is almost same as the previously done procedures. You have already found your answers for your query. But before you go, let me tell you about some better practices while troubleshooting your Brother MFC printers for no printing.

Better Practice

Install The Cartridges Quickly

Putting it disconnected clot the ink inside. Don’t do it.

Don’t Sit It Idle

Never Let Your Printer Sit Idle For Too Long. If Leaving It For Some Days, Take Necessary Measures

Use New Cartridges

Try To Use New Cartridges Instead Of Refilling It. If Can’t, Use Good Quality Refill Ink At Least

Keep It Cool

Never Place It Under Direct Sunlight Or Other Heat Source.

Be Cautious

When Cleaning delicate parts like Pump Cap, Be Very Cautious.

Frequently Asked Questions on Brother MFC printer not printing

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How to install the ink cartridge?

To install a new ink cartridge on your Brother printer, follow the steps given below.

  • At first, open the ink cartridge cover. LCD will show which cartridge is empty
  • Then pull the lock lever and take out the empty ink cartridge
  • Remove the yellow cap
  • Insert the new ink cartridge in the proper position
  • Now lift the lock lever and close the cartridge cover

How do you fix the Printing Black issue of a Brother printer?

To fix the Brother Printer that is printing blank, follow the steps below.

  • First, open the Printer’s Folder and open the Printer Properties.
  • Press Advanced Tab > PRINT PROCESSOR.
  • Select WIN PRINT from the print processor
  • Select RAW in Default Data Type. and click “OK.”
  • Uncheck “Keep Printed Documents” from Advanced Tab.

Which series of Brother Printer should I Buy?

From Brother, there is a variety in their model and series. Regarding your need and use you should choose one. If you want a printer on a low budget only for printing and not so much functionality, then Brother has their HL series printers. Again if you need more functionality in one Printer, which is more than a printer, choose the MFC series. Moreover, you will need a heavy-duty printer for intensive use at both home and office. In this case, you should purchase the DCP series.

However, some other series are also there from Brother. Such as, for label printing, there are TD series and QL series which you also may buy.

Hope I was able to quench your thirst. This was one hell of a long article. But I had to do this to cover up the entire ‘Brother MFC Printer Not Printing’ problem.

The procedures above can also be used to troubleshoot the Brother MFC Printer problems listed below:

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  • Brother MFC-j885dw Not Printing
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  • Brother MFC-j625dw Not Printing
  • Brother MFC-j630dw Not Printing
  • brother mfc-465cn printer not printing
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  • brother mfc-795cw not printing
  • brother mfc j4620dw not printing black
  • brother mfc j480dw not printing black
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So that’s it! Enjoy!!

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