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  1. #1

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    Mar 03, 2010
    Brother Printer Issues with 10.5.8
    I just upgraded my Mac 1.6 GHz G5 from 10.4.1 to OS 10.5.8.

    Now I can't print to my Brother HL-2140 printer. I downloaded the new driver from Brother...the new CUPS driver, but I think that is only for 10.6 Snow Leopard. I also updated the Printers Firmware as recommended. The printer says ready and when I try to print it looks like it's going to print and then the status changes to "Stopped" and this error flashed - "rastertobrother2140 failed"

    Any Help?

    Or...does anyone know where I can download older Brother Printer Drivers. The Brother Website does not have older drivers to download.


  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    According to Brother, the latest CUPs driver supports all OS X versions, not just Snow Leopard 10.6.

    What I suggest doing is completely remove the Brother and reinstall it again. Also, have you made sure that the latest driver is being used? You can do that by selecting Print & Fax from System Preferences. Highlight the Brother and then click on "Options & Supplies". Now click on the "Driver" tab. What driver is being used? If it's not the latest, use the scroll down arrow to find it and then select it.


  3. #3

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Good advice from Chscag. I own a Brother 2040 which I think is the model just before yours. Works great in 10.5 and 10.6 and 10.6.1 and 10.6.2.

    Latest brother driver in all cases.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 03, 2010
    the eckford
    I actually installed the older driver and it works find now...Thanks for the input.

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