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Brother Control Center not functional with MFC after upgrading to leopard

68611 Views 38 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2009 6:43 AM by Roque Solis RSS
  • Nelly240 Calculating status...
    I also have the same problem with control centre. It comes up when starting up but then it doesn't open up. Image Capture doesn't work very well.
    I have contacted Brother but all their tips came no nothing.
    Can someone help?
    MacBook Pro 2.5 GHZ Intel Core Duo
  • Yugen Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Thank you Deciduous for your 2/21/08 post with the link to the Parker Wallace website. IT WORKED!!!! Months, days and hours today I've spent on this. So thank you very much for posting this. It has saved my life.
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • irie_womyn Calculating status...
    I've got a Brother MFC 3240 and can print, copy but not scan to text/file. It scans to pdf or image but I want to scan pages and edit them. I tried to work from the control center but I'm not getting anything but a screen pix of four different functions. Any ideas?
    iBookG4, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • j-tho Calculating status...
    I'm having a similar problem with the MFC-3240C, but worse. My computer recently died so a kind friend is loaning me his laptop ~ a PowerBook G4 running 10.5.6. I have been using this printer/scanner/fax for a few years but I can't get this machine to recognize the printer or the driver, which I was able to transfer from the hard drive of the dead carcass. When I checked at the Brother website they don't show any driver that will work with OSX5, though they do show a scanner driver. I've been out of work for several months so can't just go buy a new printer. Any suggestions, anyone? Thanks.
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Brother MFC-3240C
  • NathanPHX Calculating status...
    This drove me crazy for two hours. I turns out that you start Control Center 2 by clicking on a little icon on the upper right of your screen. You can't get it going by any other means that I can see. I did download the 10.4 version before this happened, and it seems to work. But I don't think that was it. Good luck.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • srizvi1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    This is what finally made us able to open Control Center on my brother's macbook pro - by doing the Alias thing. But by the time we figured it out, we had followed the advice on and deleted everything. And now we can't connect by IP to the printer. Any advice there?
    2.4ghz Macbook (bought Fall 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • srizvi1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    alright, the problem was with the printer. Seemed it wasn't connected to the network anymore for some reason. Once we connected it, then we were able to connect to it from our wireless laptops
    15" 2.2ghz MacBook Pro SR w/ 4GB RAM/Wife's Comp: 15" 2.16ghz MBP C2D w/ 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2g iPod Touch 32gb/Home Comp: 1.83ghz C2D Mac Mini
  • Go-Figure Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    With 10.6 on my MacBook Pro 2.5 system,the ControlCenter menu item would not show up. Worked ok on my MacBook Pro 2.4 system. Go Figure!

    I read the ParkerWallace post and did the following,

    Renamed "Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Preferences/Brother" folder.
    Renamed "Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Preferences/controlcenter.plist
    Executed "Library/Printers/Brother/Utilities/ControlCenter"

    The menu item appeared.

    A new "Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Preferences/Brother" folder is created.

    Deleted the above renamed files...
    17" MacBook Pro 2.4, 2.5 and g4 mini, Mac OS X (10.6), ControlCenter and OSX 10.6
  • Roque Solis Calculating status...
    Hi, I just wanted to say that I spent 3 hours on getting my printer working and re-installing the software and had no luck until I read this post. I followed the instructions verbatim and it worked! Thanks a lot for the post!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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