When the Brother MFC-5895CW not printing, stay with us to learn why!
Sometimes the problem is not in our Brother Printer, instead, the issue comes from the source, especially when there is no Error on the LCD display.
In this guide, we’ll inspect ALL possibilities depending on your Printing Source Device and find what’s wrong in a matter of minus!
To solve the problem when Brother MFC-5895CW stops printing users need to clear any error codes on the screen or restore the connection between the printer and source device. That includes printer drivers, WiFi connection, and Print Settings.
Let’s start with the most important first…
Clear Any Errors!
The very first and most important step is to make sure that there are no errors on the Brother MFC-5859CW LCD screen.
There could be different error codes indicating low-ink, no paper, paper jam, toner, cartridge, and more. The best working method is a power cycle!
Brother MFC-5859CW error codes can be cleared by turning OFF and ON the printer!
In case there is no error and you see Sleep or Ready on the LCD screen, but the printing does not quite work, next we’ll review ALL occasions and how to approach them correctly!
How To Fix When Brother MFC-5895CW Not Printing?
The solution revolves around addressing the correct aspect.
Everything depends on the occasion and first, you need to determine when the Brother Printer is not working.
Next, we’ll review ALL three cases for “not printing” including the Network, USB, and Mobile sources.
Based on the way you’re experiencing the problem, follow the correct guide!
Brother MFC-5859CW Not Printing via Network
When users need to print wirelessly, they need to ensure a couple of things.
With the points below we’re going to address each step of the setup and make sure that everything is OK.
1. Prepare Brother Printer
The LCD screen of your Brother Printer should not be blank, which primarily indicates that the machine is turned OFF or asleep.
To turn ON the display, therefore prepare the Brother Printer for a task, and press any button on the device to wake up the machine from Sleep Mode.
In case the LCD display of your Brother MFC-5859CW is still blank, attempt to unplug and plug back the power adapter in the power source.
In case you’re unable to turn on the device, change the power source or contact your dealer for further instructions.
2. Connect Printer to WiFi
When your Brother MFC-5859CW is working, you need to make sure that the machine is connected to the same WiFi as your printing source computer (macOS or Windows).
To connect your Brother MFC-5859CW to the WiFi, follow the steps below:
- Press on the Menu button.
- Tap the Up and Down arrows to find Network.
- Select by pressing the OK button.
- Find and choose WLAN.
- From there select the Wizard Setup.
- When the “Enable WLAN?” appears, press Yes.
- Use the Up and Down arrows to find your Network SSID (name).
- Select your Network WiFi with the OK button.
- Insert the WiFi Password and press OK.
Now when your printer is connected to the same WiFi as your printing source computer, the only step left is to check how things are going there and we can start printing in no time!
Note: You can also use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the printer!
1. Install Brother Printer Drivers!
The very last step in order to start printing wirelessly from your computer is to download and install the Brother MFC-5859CW drivers.
This will allow the printer and your computer to communicate, which essentially provides the opportunity to print wirelessly.
Download the Brother MFC-5859CW Drivers by only selecting your OS Version!
Select Windows, Mac, Linux, or Mobile according to your source printing device.
We strongly recommend installing the full software package and not only the driver to get the most out of your Brother Printer.
2. Print a Document!
We strongly suggest attempting to print a .PDF file to test with. This is one of the most frequently printed file formats that we are confident would work.
Open the .PDF file on your macOS or Windows computer and tap on the Print Icon on the top right.
When the prompt appears, click on the Printer Drop-Down Menu to select your machine!
Select Brother MFC-5859CW and leave all else by default.
Click on Print and after a couple of seconds, you should hear your machine making a sound, and shortly print your document.
Tip: In case the task stays in queue, check whether your WiFi connection is intact.
Brother MFC-5859CW Not Printing via USB
When you’ve connected your computer to the Brother MFC-5859CW via USB cable but the printing does not quite work, you’ll need to check on a few essential aspects.
Let’s learn more!
1. Clear The Queue
Sometimes the Brother MFC-5859CW won’t print when too many tasks are being sent in the queue and the connection is interrupted.
To start fresh, we need to clear the printing queue, and test printing a .PDF document from our computers.
Remove Printing Queue On Windows:
On Windows open the Start Menu > Type “Printer” open Printers & Scanners > Select Brother MFC-5859CW and click on Open Queue.
From there click on Printer > Clear ALL Documents. This will clear the Queue and you can attempt a fresh printing task.
Remove Printing Queue On macOS:
On macOS click on Open Print Queue and select the task that you want to remove. Then select Delete to prevent the job from executing.
Make sure to remove ALL documents in the Print Queue and attempt printing a document from scratch.
Tip: Also try printing from another application in case you’re using image software!
2. Set Brother MFC-5859CW as Default
Another possibility with printing issues on a USB connection is when there was a previously connected printer to the computer and the Brother MFC-5859CW is not chosen as default.
Here’s how to select your Brother MFC-5859CW to be a default printing device:
- Open the Start Menu and type “Printer” to open the Printers & Scanners.
- Select your Brother MFC-5859CW.
- From there tap on Open Queue.
- Press on Printer > Set As Default.
Note: On macOS open the Print & Scan menu and select the machine in Default Printer.
3. Change USB Cable/Input Port
In case your Brother MFC-5859CW won’t print there’s a good chance that the machine is not recognized by your computer.
You can quickly check that by opening the Device Manager!
In case your Brother MFC-5859CW does not appear under “Print Queues”, your computer is not communicating with your printer.
That’s why the tasks always land in the Queue and freeze.
- Change to a different USB port on your computer and switch the cable’s sides!
That’s one of the best ways to test your cable and input port but in case the connection is not restored, we strongly recommend acquiring a proven-to-work USB cable to continue!
Brother MFC-5859CW Not Printing via Mobile
Printing through your smartphone is easy as when printing wirelessly from your computer!
There are a couple of essential aspects that we need to inspect which will help us determine why we can’t print and solve the problem in no time.
Check whether ALL bullets apply:
- Both devices are connected to the same WiFi
- The WiFi is working and there is a good internet
- The user is printing a .PDF document
- The document is locally downloaded on the device
Tip: Use the Brother iPrint&Scan when using an iPhone!
Brother MFC 5895CW Not Printing Black?
In case your Brother MFC-5859CW Printer is not printing in black color there could be a wide variety of possibilities that we’re going to review. Any of them could be responsible!
Here are the reasons why your Brother MFC-5859CW is not printing in black:
- Install a new Cartridge
- Use higher-quality Generic Ink
- Inspect if the Breather Tape is removed
- Bad Purge Seals
- Not working Data Cable
- Purge Pump not working
- Weak Nozzle Valve Intake
When the problem is persistent and you’re unable to print, it’s always recommended to bring your machine or a professional inspection and repair.
It might not be that expensive!
Hence the Brother MFC-5859CW is not printing either because the communication with the source device is interrupted or the machine is experiencing an error. We’ve learned that any errors should be cleared before troubleshooting the connection with the source!
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Now that we’ve learned why Brother MFC-5895CW not printing and how to solve the problem, we’re ready to start printing wirelessly, via USB cable, or through our mobile device.
Keep watching out for any error on the LCD screen and do your best to maintain your machine!
When the Brother MFC-5895CW Printer color is faded or missing on the paper, we strongly suggest purchasing an Ink Cartridge Replacement for the MFC-5895CW Brother printer.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.