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Brother Printer Issues with 10.5.8


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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.


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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.

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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.
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I actually installed the older driver and it works find now...Thanks for the input.
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