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The_Computer_Wizard

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#1 11 years ago

ok, first off i fixed it, this is not me asking a question on how to solve a problem, i just thought it was really wierd, and if anyone else has heard of it ok i go to print something off my moms laptop where the printer is hooked up to (its a brother mfc 8820d) and it says on the printer "Check MP Tray" so after fiddeling around with it for a while i couldnt get it to work, thinking it was something wrong with the printer i called up the printer tech where i work and he says he'll take a look at it. he said he reset the flag for the mp tray and it was working fine both stand alone and on the computer at my job. so i take it home and it still says it, so i call him back up and we test it for a lil and its working fine again there. i plugged my laptop into it and it worked fine, so i scanned the crap outa my moms laptop and found a couple of threats using ad-aware, once i cleared them out it now runs fine now i know the wire running to the printer is bi-directional, meaning that the laptop sends information to it, and the printer sends information to the laptop, but i still didnt think a piece of spyware or anything for that matter, could cause the printer itself to have an error message, the printer tech where i work was really surprised, and hes been doing this a long time and said hes never seen anything like it so i was wondering if anyone had




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#2 11 years ago

I've never had problems like this, but if a spyware program interferes with the transfer of data between the computer and printer, it could very easily show up in the printer.




marvinmatthew

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#3 11 years ago

There's no possible way that any spyware or adware or anything malicious on your computer could cause physical hardware problems with your multi-function printer.

But, it could hamper your computer's ability to use and talk to the printer.

The 'check mp' error generally indicates that there has been a paper jam in the multi-purpose tray.




ffrookie6

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#4 11 years ago

tahts scary O_O




marvinmatthew

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#5 11 years ago
ffrookie6;3658845tahts scary O_O

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