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We own a Brother 4150 CDN printer which has a "deep sleep" feature that makes the printer stop working until someone pushes a button. The maximum wait before deep sleep is 210 minutes.

Is there a way to disable it?

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You can change the timeout setting here, however, there does not seem to be a option to disable.

The wakeup should be triggered by print activity. How are you printing to the device? Which client OS? Which TCP ports? I've seen suggestions that moving to RAW 9100 printing versus LPR-style printing can help this.

I have similar printers in a Linux environment, but they're configured as port 9100 JetDirect printers, so the devices wake when jobs are submitted.

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Thanks. We found that print activity doesn't work. Almost all clients are Win 7 Pro sharing the printer from a Win 2008 server using bog standard printer shares. I'll look into 9100 as it may solve our problems. Thanks. –  Code Silverback Aug 10 '12 at 20:46
    
You can easily reconfigure the TCP Printer port in W2K8 to switch between LPR and JetDirect (port 9100). I have some Lexmarks with similar issues. They stay awake if you use JetDirect and go to sleep on LPR. –  Tonny Aug 10 '12 at 21:16
    
@CodeSilverback Did it work for you? –  ewwhite Aug 10 '12 at 22:59

To cancel DEEP SLEEP on Brother Printer

  1. Go to General Setup then OK
  2. Ecology then OK
  3. SLEEP TIME then OK
  4. While sleep time is display push Down Arrow and CANCEL at the same time!
  5. DEEP SLEEP on/off toggle by Arrow keys
  6. OK to SAVE Deep Sleep off.
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I tried to just comment on tony Benjamin's answer, but apparantly I can't do that without 50 reputation. I was having the same problem, but with a Brother HL-2280DW and I fixed it (or at least got to the right menu item) by ALMOST following tony Benjamin's steps in the control menu in the printer itself. Specifically what I did was:

  1. Go to General Setup then OK
  2. Ecology then OK
  3. Sleep Time then OK
  4. While sleep time is displayed push Job Cancel and Start at the same time!
  5. Deep Sleep on/off toggle by arrow keys.
  6. OK to save Deep Sleep off.

Note that the only difference is that instead of using the down arrow and Cancel at the same time I used Start and Job Cancel.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. –  HopelessN00b Jun 17 at 19:33

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