How to Fix If Brother MFC 420CN Printer Won't Print
Unfortunately, if you’re facing difficulties using the Brother MFC-420CN printer to produce hard copies of any digital documents or images, the problems are most probably caused by a software glitch or incorrect configuration of the operating system. Before taking your printer to the technical experts or contacting the Brother Printer support, you can follow these troubleshooting solutions to discover the problem by you. When you see the printer settings and install new drivers, your Brother printer will be backing up and functioning in no time. Here’s how to troubleshoot Brother MFC 420CN printer:
Step 1 – Press the power button of your printer until it turns off. After some time, push the power button to turn your printer on and check if the print job starts automatically. Go to the ‘Start’ menu on your computer if the printer doesn’t start.
Step 2 – Click the ‘Devices and Printers’ link if you’re running Windows 7 operating system. In the case of Windows Vista, click the ‘Control Panel’ icon, followed by the ‘Printer’ option under the ‘Hardware and Sound’ section.
Step 3 – Right click on the Brother MFC-420 CN printer and choose the ‘Resume Printing’ option if the printing process is now paused. Select the ‘User Printer Online’ option if your Brother printer is configured to the ‘offline’ mode.
Step 4 – Try to print a document. Remove the USB cable of your printer from the PC if your Brother MFC-420 CN fails to print again. Go to the Brother printer’s ‘Download’ page.
Step 5 – Select the operating system for your computer you are using via the ‘Step1: Choose OS.’ Scroll down and then click the language preference in the field reads like ‘Step 2: Select Language.’ Click the ‘Search’ icon.
Step 6 – Click the ‘Download and Information’ option underneath the ‘Full Driver & Software Package’ section. Click the ‘Download’ link. Double-click on the ‘Setup.exe’ file once the download completes, and continue with the on-screen setup directions.
Step 7 – Restart the PC’s operating system. Connect the USB cable of your printer back to the USB port on your computer, and now start a printing job.
If, however, everything else fails to fix the problems and your Brother MFC 420CN printer still won't print, you can call on the Brother Printer customer service number and seek the directions to settle down the problems in a professional manner.
If you’re using the Windows XP operating system based computer, click the ‘Printers and Faxes’ link under the Control Panel heading rather than ‘Devices and Printers’ or ‘Drivers.’
Sometimes, a paper jam inside your Brother printer can prevent it from performing print jobs. Pull to access the top cover of your printer and see for the trapped paper. Now, try to grab the paper carefully out of the printer to remove the jam. Also, ensure that there is no ink leftover inside your printer that can stop rollers from rotating and printing the documents.