Brother printer update for 10.6

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kempton, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. kempton macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I cannot install my Brother printer, and I can't install the Brother printer 2.10 update. The message says the volume does not meet the requirements for the update, but I'm running 10.6.8 (on a Mac Mini) and the requirement is 10.6.1.

    The printer goes offline often, but I can always reinstall and get it going again. It's old, an HL-1440 from 2002, maybe, but it works well and I really like it. When it went offline many, many hours ago, I removed the printer, downloaded the software from the Brother site, and tried to reinstall the printer. It does not appear in the queue. I've tried a patch that always worked before, but this time it did not.

    What requirements could the drive fail to meet? What step should I take next? Do I need to download or delete other driver files? This is driving me insane.

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    Detroit
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    Have you tried contacting Brother support? Printer manufacturers are usually pretty good about providing support. I just got a Brother update yesterday (on 10.8.2) but it came from Apple. I suspect that on your OS, you will need to get your updates from Brother.

    I stopped using HP printers because I was so appalled at the low quality of their drivers. I haven't experienced any but minor problems with any of our 4 Brother printers. Ours are all laser printers of some sort. One is color, two are low end B&W printers, and one is an older B&W all in one printer. Maybe twice a year I lose connectivity to one of them but a log out or reboot on the affected Mac solves the issue. One hint: I set them up with static ip addresses and not DHCP. I'm not a big fan of DHCP for things like servers and printers. IMHO, dynamic IPs are for clients not servers as Bonjour can sometimes be a bit sluggish when things "move" on the network.
     

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