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Solved - Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:08 pm
by Chrisnz
Hi - I too are facing this problem recently. Dont know what upset the system but only get it to print and lost scanning detection again.

Running M17.1
Using XScan and Simple Scan, both fail to detect Bro430.

Can you help?

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:58 am
by joecar.314
Hello,

I was having problems with this too and spent all night yesterday and just figured out this morninig I did not extract/unzip some 'tar archive' files to install package software needed on my pc in order for the scanner to work.

I also have a Brother MFC J430W, so follow these steps brother and it should solve you scanner problem.

step 1 I have gone to the brother site ...http://support.brother.com/g/b/download ... cj430w_all

step 2 I have selected the deb version to download.

step 3 I downloaded 3 files from Printer Driver (a) Driver Install Tool, (b) LPR printer driver (deb package) & (c) CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package)
then downlaoded 3 files for Scanner Drivers. Note: select 64 bit or 32 bit based on your CPU capablitilites, I have a 64-bit Athlon so i downlaoded
(a) Scanner Drivers Scan-key-tool 64bit (deb package), (b) Scanner Setting file (deb package)

I then downlaoded - ***and maybe someone can confirm, I'm not sure if it is necessary***- PC-FAX Drivers and Source Codes (a) LPR PC-FAX driver
(deb package) (b) CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver (deb package) (c) CUPS wrapper Printer driver Source Codes (d) CUPS wrapper Printer driver Source
Codes (e) CUPS wrapper PC-FAX driver Source Codes

step 4 I went to Home folder, then Downloads folder then right clicked on - I think they are called Tar Archives, that's what they say in the properties when you
right click and check Properties... anyways,you look for brown icons with a down arrow then I selected Extract Here - which unzips a new package file in
downloads folder- these 3 brown icons (a) linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1.gz, (b) mfcj430wcupswrapper-src-3.0.0-1.tar.gz (c) brmfc-src-1.0.0-1.i386.tar.gz

step 4 I then double clicked on each of the 6 debian packages, the white green mint icons- and installed each one on the drivers on the PC.

step 5 Open Xsane or Simply Scan from the Menu on bottom right corner and select/click Scan to scan item. If you do not haveSimply Scan or Xsane you may seach for it on Synaptic Package and apply/install package on your PC. I had Simply Scan but I I wanted Xsane. I tested both and each one works :-)

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:48 pm
by joecar.314
Chrisnz, has the problem been solved?

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:19 pm
by Chrisnz
Sorry been away - just reviewing things again as I need the scanner this week. Will post shortly.

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:55 pm
by Chrisnz
This error with the Scanner has happened a few times (was working then stops a few months later) so currently here is the situation. Thanks Joecar for your thorough Notes.

I expunged all "Sane" files and reloaded via Synap's to start clean. They are the current versions that Brother hold btw.

Reboot
Try again - Xsane starts then Same Error - "no device available" :(

Tested to make sure the printer works and it does. "1 out of 2" but still no scanner.

Round 2?

Thinking shall I try the Windoz Brother disk setup and then go through Wine, see it that works as a "work around" for now?

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:58 am
by Ranthe
HI Chrisnz,

I've got a Brother MFC-J430W as well - here's how I got things working using the "Driver Install Tool":
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 92#p926092

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again!

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:59 am
by Chrisnz
Well about a "Ton" of files got added .... and .... "Abracadabera" "hey presto" - it worked again!!
(Hi Five)

Step five and six did it.

Many Thanks - Solved my problem.

Re: Brother MFC j430w Not scaning again! Solved

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:02 am
by Chrisnz
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