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    Feb 17, 2013
    Trying to set up printer
    I'm trying to set up my printer. I have a Brother HL-2140 printer which has been working on my network. The printer is attached to my wife's Windows 7 PC on the network. The set up procedure on my Mac finds the "Windows" printer in Workgroup, dave-pc, Brother HL-2140. I have downloaded new drivers from Brother, CUPS drivers, and installed the new driver for this printer on my new Mac Mini. The printer doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas? I must be missing something.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Try setting up with USB first and then try wireless. You have selected the printer in System Preferences > Print & Scan and hit the little '+' button?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Feb 17, 2013
    I now have two printers showing as being set up, and the newest one is set as default. I still am not having success after bringing the printer to the Mac and connecting USB. I see a printer icon in the dock with yellow mark and red dot showing the two instances where I tried to print. Thank you for your quick response to my question.

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