FAQs & Troubleshooting
The error message "Invalid format for short nick name" appears when printing a document. (Mac OS X 10.5 or greater)
If the printer driver is not installed correctly, this error occurs. You need to uninstall the printer drivers and reinstall them.
Step 1: Uninstall
Please click your OS to uninstall the drivers:
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
Step 2: Reinstall
After completing the uninstallation, click here to download and reinstall the latest printer drivers.
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If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:
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