ive a brother mfc-7440n on the network - when i installed the printer there was no 7440n driver but a 7420n driver which works great for printing … im not sure if it uses this driver for the scanner.
Ive added the scanner and the scanner will scan perfect in vuescan but i have to buy it… but to be honest its 24 euro i might just buy it to get rid of the headache!

if i use free scan tools IE
skanlite
simple scan
gscanpdf
xsane

i think they all use sane to scan and the scan works but all the images are coming back pink coloured back ground instead of white if i scan in colour in black and white its fine…

any ideas are helpful thank you - but thinking for 24 euro …