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Brother printer problem
You'll need the new waste ink tank, part number LF7544001. They call it an Ink Absorber box. Add a small flat screwdriver, a rag, and a #2 Phillips, and I think you're set:
Raise the scanner until the support bar holds it.
You'll find two skinny covers set into the top cover of the printer section. Use the flat-blade screwdriver to pry loose the hooks that hold them and remove them.
You'll find that they cover the cables that connect the scanner to the main section. Unplug them and unscrew the ground wire that runs parallel to them. Carefully note the routing of the cables, so you can cram them back in and they won't make the covers bulge when you're done.
The scanner support bar is now free to unlatch at the bottom end. Now you can raise the scanner section until it's vertical and unhook it from its hinges. Set the entire scanner assembly aside.
The printer section's top cover is held by about 7 screws. All are identical, except for a single one that goes into steel instead of plastic. Keep track of where that one goes when you unscrew everything. Remove the top cover. I believe there's a hidden hook near the front-center, also.
You'll find the ink absorber box at the back. The ink tubes just pull off and push on. Be ready with a rag to catch any drips when switching.
Putting it back together is easier than taking it apart was, except getting those cables to fit nicely in their channels. The flat, white one is delicate. Insert it straight. Remember to mount the scanner and snap in the support bar before snapping on those skinny covers.
You may have to reset that counter again, but you have those instructions.
on Sep 12, 2017
Printer is shutting down
does start when you hit a button after it has shut down?
If so, change the time setting within menue. (see manual).
If not, it might be that you have a short cirucit on the main board due to a defective part (quite often on machines older than 2.5 years).
Do contact brother hotline of your country.
on Mar 25, 2016
Can i print black prints without refilling the
Not certain on that model of Brother but on mine I was able to get it to print by changing the settings in "Print Setup" If you change these so that it can only print in black and whiye, it won't look for the colour cartridge, like mine didn't
on Oct 20, 2014
Error 46 Unable to Init.
No need for part necessarily
SkipperOz solution pasted below
MFC-5440CN saved from the tip!
"Unable to Clean" message - found TrickyDicky's sltn 4 for various printers.
Went into maint mode as per sltn 4 - verified error 46.
"The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed."
Keyed in 80 - stepped through the items with "down" key and located Purge Counter.
"Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero
Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state."
This worked brilliantly - no need to tamper with any parts of the printer. Purge Counter reset did it all. Fully functional printer.
Thanks TrickyDicky for info on verifying the error code and purge reset
on Aug 29, 2014
Brother multifunction printers require that all ink be filled before you can print to it. If any ink is empty, you cannot print, even if you are printing only black.
on Feb 16, 2014
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