A few days back, I faced an issue with my Brother printer.  Surprisingly, it prompted an error code 0x803C010B while I was running the built-in Troubleshooter for Printers. Have you ever come across this error code 0x803C010B while printing, faxing, scanning, and copying the documents on your Printer? Don’t remember as of now. It’s okay; let’s explore how we can manually fix Brother Printer error code 0x803C010B.

Brother Printer 0x803C010B Like an ‘Old Pro.’

The error message that shows up on the screen reads “Error 0x803C010B – Unable to print the documents. Please try later.” In this technical case, the printer is in disable mode and cannot receive commands from your printer device. It occurs if the printer is connected to a network via wired or wireless connection through SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) protocol. This protocol handles and communicates with the hardware devices connected over the web.

  1. Disable the Protocol

  • Click on ‘Start’ button on your desktop.
  • Go to Control Panel or use the shortcut Windows key + X.
  • In the ‘Control Panel’ window, select ‘Hardware and Sound’ option.
  • Click on ‘Devices and Printers’ option in the control panel window.
  • Now, select the ‘Brother Printer’ and right click on it.
  • Select ‘Printers Properties’ option from the drop-down menu.
  • A new window will open on your computer screen.
  • Look out for the ‘Ports’ button and click on it.
  • Scroll down the given list of ports, and select the ‘Standard TCP/ IP Port’ by marking the checkbox in front of it.
  • Then, click on the ‘Configure Port’ button.
  • A small window will appear, unmark the ‘SNMP Status Enabled’ checkbox.
  • Click on the ‘OK’ button and then click the ‘Apply’ button.
  • Once you disable the SMTP protocol, restart your personal computer.
  • Finally, check whether your Brother printer is working or not by try printing a test document.

If the error 0x803C010B still persists, go ahead and try the next resolution.

  1. Uninstall and Reinstall the Printer Device

  • Click on ‘Start’ button on your desktop.
  • Go to ‘Control Panel’ option in the Start menu.
  • In the ‘Control Panel’ window, click on the ‘Hardware and Sound’ option.
  • Click on ‘Devices and Printers’ option in the control panel window.
  • Now, select the ‘Brother Printer’ and right click on it.
  • Select ‘Remove Device’ option and click on it.
  • In the confirmation window, click on ‘Yes.’
  • The Brother Printer connected on your computer will be removed from the list of devices shown under ‘Devices and Printers’ in the ‘Control Panel.’
  • Unplug the printer cable from the PC and restart the computer.
  • When the computer turns on, plug in the Brother Printer device
  • Now, reinstall the updated printer drivers from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Restart your computer again.
  • Try printing a test document, and if you get your printout, the problem is fully resolved.

However, if you still receive the Brother Printer Error 0x803C010B, contact Brother Printer Technical help How to Fix Brother Printer 0x803C010B and for quick and best assistance from the Brother certified technicians.

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