Error 5A on a Brother MFC-665cw

Posted: March 12, 2009 in tech
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The Wife came up with error 5a when trying to print on our Brother mfc- 665cw today. This can be a critical problem but not necessarily so. Try these things before you take it for service:

1. Check for any paper jams:

Since the issue is usually a sensor issue a bad jam can mess up the lens, make sure it is clear.

2. Clear the print queue:

You should always clear the print queue when you have any kind of issue to make sure any tests are done in a clean environment.

3. Power down the machine:

Unplug and replug the device. Give it 10 seconds in between.

This might do the trick and save you a few bucks. Give it a shot first and see what happens.

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