Brother Printer Connectivity over Wireless Network for Macintosh

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If you are having trouble with network connectivity for your Brother printer over Wireless connection, here is a verification process. This will allow you to check if your Brother printer is connected over Wireless Network.

Step1: Make sure the printer is powered ON

  • Check if the printer is powered on. If the printer’s display (LCD) is blank, the machine is powered off. Press any button to see if it comes out from sleep mode. If not, check the connection with power switches.
  • Check if the printer display screen shows any error message like ‘Paper Jam.’ If so, troubleshoot the error.

Step2: Verify Wireless Connection

If everything is fine with the printer in the above step, let’s move on by checking the wireless connection status. For this, you need to print the Network Configuration List. In case the Wireless Link Status is OK, move to Step3. If the Wireless Link Status has any error, move to Step4.

Step3: Verify communication between Printer and Computer

  • Get the printer’s IP address from the Network Configuration list printed in step 2. If the IP address is invalid, go to Step4.
  • Get the computer’s IP address.
  • Go to Apple menu and select ‘System Preferences’ from the drop down.
  • Click Network
  • Note the IP address mentioned under ‘Status’ heading.
  • Check the following for your computer and Brother Printer IP address.
    • PC IP address:168.1.2
    • Brother machine IP address:168.1.199

(The part of IP address that is bold should be same in both IP addresses. The number at the end is unique and is from 2 to 254.)

 Ping the Brother machine:

  • On Mac OS X 10.9, click Go from the Finder bar, Computer>Macintosh HD>System>Library> CoreServices>Applications>Network Utility.
  • On Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.8, click Go from the Finder bar, Applications>Utilities>Network Utility.
  • Click on ‘PING’ tab at the top and enter the IP address of brother machine in appropriate field.
  • Click on ‘Send only _ pings’ radio button and make sure the value in the box is 4.
  • Click on ‘Ping’ button.
  • If you receive reply from printer’s IP address, it indicates communication between computer and printer.
  • Close the window.
  • If you don’t receive reply, there is communication issue and you need to troubleshoot it.

Step4: Establish Wireless Network Connection

  • Reset the network settings to factory default.
  • Follow the instructions provided with your wireless router and establish wireless network connection.

If any problem occurs, get our Brother Printer Technical Support service which is available 24 hours.

Brother Printer Driver Installation Issue

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Situation: You have not connected Brother Printer to your PC.

Solution: Download the drivers and install them to your PC. Before you start the process, disconnect the USB cable from your PC. These steps will work for Windows XP and Vista.

Follow the steps:

  1. Create a Folder
  • Right click anywhere on the free space on your desktop and select ‘New’ from the drop down menu.
  • Click on ‘Folder’ from the pop-out.
  • Name the folder ‘Brother.’
  1. Download the Printer Driver

Instructions are for Internet Explorer 7 and above versions.

  • Go to support.brother.com.
  • Select your region/country. Click on ‘Change Country (Language)’ to make changes.
  • Select your model from the series menu.
  • Click on ‘>>’ icon to confirm.
  • Choose ‘Downloads’, select (ALL).
  • Select you OS, select your preferred language and click ‘Search’ button.
  • Choose WHQL certified Driver.
  • Click ‘More Information’, click ‘Download.’
  • Click ‘I Accept’ after reading the End Users License Agreement.
  • Click ‘Save’ on the window that appear.
  • Select the ‘Brother’ folder you have created on your desktop (in step 1). Click ‘Save.’
  1. Decompress the downloaded driver
  • Open the ‘Brother’ folder on desktop.
  • Double click on the downloaded file with .exe extension.
  • If the ‘Open File – Security Window’ appears, click ‘Run’, else continue.
  • Click ‘Browse’ at the WinZip Self extractor.
  • Select the ‘Brother’ folder and click ‘OK.’
  • Click ‘Unzip.’
  • Click ‘OK’ to confirm.
  • Close the WinZip Self Extractor window.
  • The system will create a folder ‘English’ or other depending upon your language.
  1. Install Printer Driver

For Windows XP

  • Connect the interface cord and power ON the Brother printer.
  • In the New Hardware Wizard, select ‘No not at this Time’ and click ‘Next.’
  • Choose ‘Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)’ and click ‘Next.’
  • Select ‘Search for the best driver’ in these selections. Check the box in front of ‘Include this location in the search.’
  • Click ‘Browse’ and select the ‘Brother’ folder. Click ‘OK.’
  • Click ‘Next’ and click ‘Finish.’
  • You will see a message ‘Your new hardware is installed and ready to use’ at bottom left of your desktop. 

For Windows Vista

  • Connect the interface wire and power ON your Brother printer.
  • ‘Found New Hardware’ window will appear. Select ‘Locate and install driver software (Recommended.)’
  • Click ‘I don’t have the disc. Show me other option.’
  • Click ‘Browse my computer for driver software (Advanced.)’
  • Click ‘Browse’ and select the ‘Brother’ folder. Click ‘OK’ and click ‘Next.’
  • When ‘The software for this device has been successfully installed’ window appear, click ‘Close.’
  • You will see a message ‘Your devices are ready to use’ at the left bottom of your desktop.

For further query, contact Brother Printer Technical Support.

 

How You Can Easily Fix Error 46 on Brother Printer

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Do you see Error 46 (Unable to Clean) on your Brother Printer screen? Your printer must old enough as the error implies that the ink absorber pad is full and you need to replace it. The ink absorber accommodates dried and liquid ink after it purges from the print head. The absorber is designed to carry enough ink throughout the expected life of the printer. But sometimes it gets full depending on the number of times the print head is cleaned. Here are some situations when printer head cleans itself automatically:

  • When the Brother machine performs the initial purge.
  • You power off the machine when it’s not being used. When you turn it on, a complete cleaning cycle will run.
  • The print head is cleaned automatically before the first print after paper jam is resolved.
  • If the print head is not capped properly, the printer will run an automatic cleaning.
  • If you replace the empty ink cartridge when the printer is off, a print head auto-clean will run when you power it on.
  • If the printer is power on without any use for 45 days, the print head will be cleaned automatically.

In Machine error 46; dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box and re-assemble the printer. After this, you need to reset the purge counter to zero. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Enter into ‘Machine Maintenance’ mode. Work carefully in this mode without corrupting the critical settings.
  • FAX models with numerical keypads: Press these keys (Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4) within 2 seconds. If you can’t, press the Stop key and try again.
  • Non-FAX models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Now press the ‘up arrow’ keys 4 times for entering maintenance mode.
  • Press 8 key and then 0 key (function code 80) in the initial stage of maintenance mode. This will get the machine’s log information list.
  • Press the Black Start key many times to move through the log information list and reach the purge counter.
  • Press 2, 7, 8 and 3 keys strictly in the same order. This will reset the purge counter to zero.
  • Press Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of maintenance mode.
  • Press the 9 key twice and return to standby state.

In case you still see the error, contact Brother Printer Support.

Tips to Fix Most Common Lexmark Printer Error Codes

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Lexmark printers are known among home users and professionals for their reliability. Like every other printer, they also cause some issues. These issues are communicated to users through error codes. If you know what these error codes stand for, you can handle most of the issues yourself and save on the repair charges. Here are some of the common error codes with their interpretation and solutions.

Error Code: 200 & 201

Interpretation: Paper Jam. Error 200 indicates that paper is blocking the printer pathway while error 201 means there is a paper stuck between printers’ input and output sensors.

Solution: Both these errors can be corrected by removing the paper carefully from the printer’s pathway. Follow the instructions below:

  • Open the front door on upper side.
  • Holds the print cartridge with both hands and pulls it out gently (pull towards you and lift it up.)
  • Push the feed roller release lever back to release the pressure on the paper.
  • Pull out the paper gently and cautiously as it could stain your garments from toner.
  • If there is no paper jam under the cartridge, remove the paper tray and re-install it. Re-install the toner cartridge and close the door.

Error Code: 80

Interpretation: Modern Lexmark printers have a counter that notify about maintenance. This counter records the number of printed pages. The error message means that maximum pages have printed.

Solution:

Purchasing a maintenance kit and replacing it is the solution here. You can buy a Lexmark maintenance kit for better performance of your printer.

Error Code: 900

Interpretation: Service Error. This error occurs due to hardware or network issue. If the printer is connected with computer and the error occurs, it is network related. While if the printer and computer are not connected and the error occurs, it is hardware related.

Solution:

Checking computer-printer connection can resolve the issue. You can take technical help for hardware fixes.

Error Code: 901

Interpretation: Engine Flash Error. It occurs due to temporary glitches in engine.

This error often occurs due to a temporary engine glitch. To clear a 901 error, simply turn off the printer for at least five minutes. If the error doesn’t return after powering on the printer, a temporary glitch was the issue and shouldn’t require any further troubleshooting.

Solution: To solve this error, simply power off the printer for 5 minutes and then again turn it ON. If the error is gone, it doesn’t require further troubleshooting. If it exists, take Lexmark Printer technical support.

Error Code: 902

Interpretation: Engine Board Software Failed.

Solution:

Turn-off the printer for 10 minutes and then turns it on to see if the error is gone. If this doesn’t help, seek help from technician.

Error Code: 903, 904, 905 and 906

Interpretation: Fault in printer’s system board.

Solution:

Power off the printer and power it on after 10 minutes. If the error is gone, try printing some pages and keep an eye on the error for two-three weeks. If it still exists, reset NVRAM.

Common Brother Printer Errors with Solution


The Brother Printer errors are shown as alphanumeric codes. If you know what these codes imply, you can understand the problem and solve them accordingly. Do you also see an error message on your Brother Printer machine? Here is a guide covering most common error codes and their solutions.

Error Code: Error: E50

It implies malfunction of fuser unit. The fuser unit is that part of printer which gets hot and binds the print on the paper. This error means either the temperature is too hot or is not hot enough.

Solution:

Switch off the printer for 5 minutes and switch it back on. Leave the machine unattended for 10 minutes without giving any command. If this doesn’t solve the issue, you need to replace the fuser unit.

Error Code: Error: E51

This indicates malfunctioning of laser unit. Laser unit writes the information on the drum surface. This error indicates non-detection of laser beam.

Solution:

Switch the printer off and then on it again. If you see the error again, the laser flap is defective or the laser unit needs replacement.

Error Code: Error: E52

It implies laser motor malfunctioning. You already know what laser unit does (explained above.) There is a spinning mirror and motor inside laser unit that drives it. Thus, this error suggests that the motor is faulty.

Solution:

Like the above two errors this also gets resolved by power off and on. Power off and on helps us identify if the error is genuine or not. If it is genuine, the laser needs replacement.

Error Code: Error: E54

It means malfunctioning of main motor. This motor drives the main gear train which runs all printing functions.

Solution:

Again switch the printer off and on it again. If the error continues, turn on the printer after removing the toner. See if the motor works. If it does, you need to buy another toner. In case you still see the error, replace the main motor.

Error Code: Error: E60

It shows that the fan is malfunctioning. There are four cooling fans in a printer and this error means fault in one of them.

Solution:

Switch the printer off and switch it on again. In case error continues, seek help from a technical engineer to identify and replace the faulty fan.

Can’t see your error here? Get in touch with Brother Printer Support Customer Service to share your printer’s issues. Our professionals resolve all of them. We are accessible 24/7.

 

How to Start Chatting in Yahoo! Mail

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A real-time conversation is what we always admire. A typical email conversation goes as first you will send an email, then the receiver will read it after a while and then you will get a reply; there is no time limit. This not the disadvantage, of Yahoo mail, but just a typical email conversation. Sometimes you don’t want to wait for an email reply; you can get the conversation on chat.

Yahoo made a brilliant feature of Yahoo messenger chat in Yahoo mail. This enables users to chat with their contacts if they wish. You need to have a valid Yahoo ID for chatting. Don’t be surprised; this is really an interesting feature of Yahoo mail which you haven’t explored yet.

Yahoo chat messenger is the most popular instant messaging. This is really an interesting feature in your Yahoo mail account. You can chat with your Yahoo contacts using it without even switch to an individual Yahoo chat application. We have a guide for you to learn how to chat with somebody in Yahoo! Mail.

Steps to chat with somebody in Yahoo! Mail

The first thing is that you need to make sure you are not using a Yahoo! Mail Basic version, but the fully featured version, because the basic version doesn’t support chat

After that you need to check that you are signed in to chat or not. If you find it is showing offline then change it to available. You can easily choose status “Available, Busy or Invisible” from the given list.

Learn to enable Yahoo! Messenger in Yahoo! Mail

  • The first step is to click the Messenger icon from the top Yahoo mail navigation bar
  • Here you need to check whether your first name is entered under First Name on the Your Messenger Profile sheet or not, if not then enter
  • Then check your surname is entered under Last Name or not, if not then enter
  • And then click on the Next button
  • Your Yahoo mail’s chat messenger has been enabled successfully Chat with somebody in Yahoo mail.
  • First you need to sign into your Yahoo mail account using Yahoo ID and password.
  • Then press “i” to open instant message or chat
  • You can also click Messenger from the top of your Yahoo mail navigation bar and after that click on the Compose icon
  • Now you need to type or select the desired user’s Yahoo Messenger ID or email address and after that press Enter
  • Here you can type away over Add a message
  • And hitting on Enter button will send the message
  • Keep exchanging the message over this messenger and enjoy chatting

If you still face any kind of issue in procedure, let me know in comment section below, or you can contact direct to our Yahoo Customer Care Support Team for  instant help.

 

Tips to Fix Skype Connection Issues

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“Sorry, we couldn’t connect to Skype.

Please check your internet connection and try again”

This could be the most annoying message on your Skype window, the moment you wanted to make some important calls or chat. Skype has changed the way we used to converse. It has introduced numerous features in it; you can chat, voice call, video call, file sharing and more with Skype. This all comes with a small application and a decent internet connection. Your Skype account will work on a decent bandwidth internet connection with a particular technical system requirement.

Any error with your Skype account is really annoying. When it’s some error with connecting to Skype; this could be a real pain. Such connection problems make it impossible to initiate or continue a call or conversation. There could be a number of different reasons, we need to fix it. If you are struggling with your Skype connection you never thought to call Skype support. Don’t worry we have found solutions for you. Here we are sharing some tips to fix any connection error with Skype.

Sorry we couldn’t connect to Skype

This error can be fixed with an installation of latest Skype version. This works in most of the cases. If you have the latest version of Skype, and still getting the same error then try these tricks.

  • Check your proxy settings – When you are connected to the internet using a proxy server, then you should connect with manual configuration. This will help you to connect with Skype.
  • Change your password – Sometimes your password is incorrect or might be someone changed it, you can try changing your password to fix the error.
  • Check your firewall settings – The Windows security feature, some antivirus or may be a firewall can block you to access Skype. You can simply deactivate it for a while and get access of Skype.

Some error with your DNS settings

When some issue with your DNS settings, it will block your Skype to connect. When you receive a DNS error message, then chances are that a program might be blocking your Skype, which you installed in your computer system. You can fix it by resetting your Host file to the Windows default files. This will fix the error instantly.

Once you are done with troubleshooting of Skype errors, you should try and connect Skype once again. In most of cases, you will find the solution, but if not, then you can contact Skype Customer Support team for any help. They will guide you with the best possible solution.

How to Setup Hotmail POP Settings for MS Outlook?

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Outlook is an online as well as offline official mailing platform, where you can send or receive emails while having no internet connection. That is the reason to setup Hotmail POP Setting for MS Outlook, such that you could access your Hotmail messages on Outlook, which is one of the most secure and robust platform for all.

How to access POP3 for hotmail?

Let’s follow the given instructions:

  1. On the web interface, press the “gear icon” on the corner at top, right
  2. Choose from the “Options”.

    Based upon the UI version:

    click “Mail/Accounts/POP and IMAP”.

  3. On the “POP options” choose “Yes”.

Steps for Hotmail POP3 SETTINGS for Outlook

Go to Settings >> Accounts >> Incoming
• Server Type: pop-mail.outlook.com
• Server Port: 995
• This server requires a secure connection (SSL): Yes
• User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
• Password: The same password to sign in with Hotmail, Windows Live, or outlook.com

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Pressing the Outgoing tab

  • SMTP server Address: smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Server Port Number: 587
  • SMTP Server Requires Authentication? Yes
  • Secure Connection? Yes, select TLS

Are you unable to set up Hotmail POP settings for Outlook? Call official customer care for that!

Do you think of getting help during setup of Hotmail POP 3 for Outlook? If yes! Then call official Hotmail Customer Care or Outlook Technical Support for positive response within 24 to 48 hours. The process may take longer and so the best available option is to call third party Hotmail customer Support, which works independently for authentic and real time solution.

Why third party Hotmail customer-care?

Because we are on board for speedy Hotmail support work! Our technical members are on call day and night without any break! We try to keep up with your pace, so that your work doesn’t get hampered at all! Time is equal to money and we value both! We assure guaranteed solution within few minutes. Help is a call away! Call now!

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