Computer Printer Repair

Fix Printer Problems

Fix Windows 7 Printer Sharing Error 0x000006cc

Problem :

I can't share my Epson or HP printer on my new custom built pc with windows 7. I've uninstalled the software reinstalled it with updated drivers for windows 7, I've turned off the virus protection and firewall and it continues to give me the following error 0x000006cc. Any ideas on how to fix this. We also have an Acer computer with Windows 7 and it has no problems sharing the printer, it doesn't give me this error.

Solution :

There is a Knowledge Base : How to configure RPC dynamic port allocation to work with firewalls;EN-US;154596

check if this registy key is set (this is not the default configuration). It's not a spooler registry key. Someone stated that if this key is set, RPC will return an error to the spooler on statup. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Rpc\Internet\. I have no idea which application sets or uses this setting.

Fix Dell Printer Cartridge Error 1203

Problem :

I bought a compatible Dell printer cartridge and it was working fine and now it gives me an error message of 1203. Can anyone tell me what that means? And, what I need to do?

Solution :

I found if you cover a copper contact on the color cartridge the erroe clears and the cartridge works. looking from the contact side for the color cartridhe 2nd row contact 2 from the left. I found if I use an ohm meter from 2nd to 3rd contact I measure 119 ohms. I believe that is a shorted cartridge. If you bought it New I would get it replaced. I use a SMALL square piece of Scotch tape.

HP Wireless Printer Goes Offline

Problem :

HP Wireless Printer Offline

I recently purchased an HP Laserjet Pro CP 1025nw wireless printer. If I turn off the printer it is offline when I turn it back on. I left it on all night and it was offline this morning. The only way to resurrect it is to uninstall and install the program. When I attempt to download solutions, all I get is to uninstall the program - back to square one. Has anyone else encountered this problem and discovered a fix?

Solution :

Let's set a static IP address for the printer:

- Print a Network Config Page from the front of the printer. Note the printer's IP address.
- Type that IP address into a browser to reveal the printer's internal settings.
- Choose the Networking tab, then Wireless along the left side, then the IPv4 tab.
- On this screen you want to set a Manual IP. You need to set an IP address outside the range that the router automatically sets (called the DHCP range). You can change the DHCP range of the router using its internal settings page.
- Use for the subnet (unless you know it is different, if so, use that)
- Enter your router's IP (on the Network Config Page) for the gateway and first DNS. Leave the second one blank.
- Click 'Apply'.

Fix Brother Printer Error 46

Problem :

I have an error code on my Brother printer model DCP-540CN the LDC display reads unable to clean 46 just wondering if anyone has heard or seen this before and how to fix it. In the user PDF it talks about the absorber pad being full is this easy to change and how do I go about it.

Solution :

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

Resetting purge counter MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.