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windows 7 and Brother HL-5140 printer

Hi Experts,

My Brother HL-5140  printer used to work well with my machine.
I moved to new place and hooked up again, but the printer doesn't response if I try to print something.

* I see the printer icon from the printers and faxes.
* the printer by itself seems fine.
* windows 7 installed the driver for printer successfully.

What else did I miss?

thanks in advance
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dkim18
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X_layerCommented:
How is connected? Via USB? Check that it's connected in the same USB otherwise delete printer and drivers, and do fresh install of printer.
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nobusCommented:
if you install it with a parallel cable - the printer must be installed and ON before starting the install
if it is via USB - you have to install the software WITHOUT the printer connected - only connect when asked for
if it's usb - and wrongly installed - first uninstall completely, then reinstall properly
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rindiCommented:
If it is an "HL-5140n" and not just an "HL-5140" and you are connect via LAN you may have to change the Printer's IP so it has a valid IP for the subnet range you have moved to now.
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wolfcamelCommented:
the printer may have a fixed IP but your new network has a different IP range - try changing to DHCP.
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dkim18Author Commented:
I installed it with a parallel cable and the printer was ON before starting the install.
Still is not working...

My printer is not connected via LAN.
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wolfcamelCommented:
perhaps the parallel port is disabled?
perhaps you have a faulty parallel cable - and moving it was enough to cause a fault
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dkim18Author Commented:
I used USB and it worked.
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