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It sounds as if you have a fax/printer with a 'MEMORY FULL' error message condition.
It also seem that you have consulted someone about the problem before this and received some advice. I can find no record of any JustAnswer case that you opened, so I'm not sure what was already done for this.
Please Reply To Expert and let me know what the status is, e.g. the 'not printing well', and what the maker and model of the printer is. Thanks.
OK. I'll resume this case whenever you have time. (I have to know what maker and model # the fax/printer is, before I can offer any answer likely to be correct.) Later is fine. Thanks.
Thank you for the information. I will research the details for a 'memory full' error on that model now.
Try this settings change, so that faxes are sent in 'real time':
Press the Fax button.Press up-arrow or down-arrow to choose Real Time TX.Press OK.Press up-arrow or down-arrow to choose On.Press OK.
If the Memory Full error is persistent, or appears to be stopping transmission of a scanned-in to-be-faxed document, even after that settings change, note the symptoms and let me know them, at your leisure and convenience, please.
As for poor print quality - or whatever problem there is with printing - please let me know whether it is
a. print quality
b. ability to print
c. error message or indicator lights, if any.
OK. (Thanks for letting me know.)
OK. I'm sorry to hear that.
Do you know how to do a Head Cleaning on your Brother machine? or perhaps it is called a Printhead Cleaning. It is an operation that can be ordered either from the printer's menus, or from the computer attached to the printer (if there is such a computer.)
Try ordering one, waiting 20 minutes with the printer unused but still turned On, and then ordering another be done, then seeing if the print quality has improved.
As for 'poor line condition'... that's different. What phone line service do you have? landline/POTS/ordinary phone service, or digital/UVerse/Comcast/digital/VoIP/Vonage/MagicJack ?
The error message you received may not be about memory at all.
Does the fax refuse to send? if so you may have a problem on your phone line.
In which case... well, please tell me what your phone line service type is, so that I can advise you accurately and according to your actual phone line type.
As for ordering a printhead cleaning cycle:
on the printer, press the INK button, or the INK MAINTENANCE button.
Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to choose Test Print and
Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to choose Print Quality and
Press Color (Colour) Start. The Print Quality Check page should print.
Then, look at the four colors of blocks you will see on the page. The four colors of ink in the printer.
The printer will ask you, whether the print quality is OK for black?
Then it will ask about the other colors after that.
Then after that, it will ask about whether to
Start Cleaning ? Yes/No.
Press up arrow, or 1, or +, to select YES and the printhead cleaning will start and run for a few minutes.
Then press COLOR START, and another print quality page will print. Compare the two.
Do you use the phone line for voice calls also?
If not, contact your phone service provider (Verizon) and ask them to do a line noise check for your phone number, owing to your faxing over that phone line having had problems. This is a service that they will gladly perform, since it helps alert them to problems with phone line service quality in your switching region; there ought to be no charge for it; and, if they find noise or static, they will fix it.
That may fix the printer's problem.
OK! good to hear that.
I will await your next message.
If memory is full, does faxing out now work?
It should, what with the settings change, that orders the printer to not try to scan into memory any more.
Sometimes these memory full errors are hard to get rid of.
But if you will tell me exactly and in full what the screen on your printer says, it might help me find a way to clear that error.
(I have assumed it was a general 'bad line or scanning memory' error. But I might be wrong... that's why I'm double-checking.)
To cancel fax jobs scanned into memory:
- On the printer's controls, press MENU, then press
2 (Fax), then press
7 (Remaining Jobs).
- Your Brother machine's LCD will display the number of print jobs waiting to be sent.
- If there are no jobs in memory, the LCD will read "No Jobs Waiting."
Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to scroll through the waiting jobs.
Press the OK key to select the job you want to cancel.
Press 1 to cancel the job.
Press the STOP/EXIT key.
How does that work? what do you see?