Tip & How-To about Brother DCPJ125 All-In-One Inkjet Printer

Low ink brother DCP-J125

Well, cut the small piece of black tape (or you can use black permanent marker) and then cover the sensor of the cartridge, once the device will ask you to reinstall the cartridge and new system will detect as a new cartridge (ronny.mails@yahoo.co.uk)


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DCP j125 Inkjet printer stopped printing showing msg. ink absorber is full. What to do?


well, cut the small piece of black tape (or you can use black permanent marker) and then cover the sensor of the cartridge, once the device will ask you to reinstall the cartridge and new system will detect as a new cartridge

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Mar 30, 2011 | Brother DCP117 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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cannot detect printer cartriage dcpj125 brother


well, cut the small piece of black tape (or you can use black permanent marker) and then cover the sensor of the cartridge, once the device will ask you to reinstall the cartridge and new system will detect as a new cartridgeronnymails_0.jpg

Jan 21, 2011 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother mfc240c not detecting black ink cartridge. When I remove the cartridge and replace it with another it will not detect that the cartridge has been removed.


on the ink cartridge, midway between the two holes that plug into the printer, there's an opening. evidently, the printer senses ink level thru the little piece of plastic.

with printer OFF, take all ink cartridges out. cut small pieces of duct tape, small enough to cover the hole but not pass the catridge edge. use a small screwdriver or tip of a knife blade to work the edges of the tape into the slot, covering the little plastic window.

insert back into printer. worked for me. it's simpler than it sounds.

Jul 27, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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I taped a very small white piece of paper over the sensor eyes on either side of the cavity where the cartridge fit. I read that coloring in the actual "windows" that are on either side of cartridge also may help so I did that too.

So open the front, remove cartridge, look on the cartridge for a small circle and color them with black marker (or use electrical tape), look where they would have aligned inside the cavity, tape a small piece of white paper over those sensor eyes.

I just did this and it stopped the blinking. Don't know how long but based on my reading, one of these was the trick.

Jun 17, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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brother mfc 465cn printer


If you remove the empty cartridge, you will see a small window on the egde that plugs into the printer, in the center. This is where the printer optically scans for ink levels. On the empty color cart, you can try covering that raised spline with electrical tape or by coloring it with a black permanent marker. That should fool the sensor into thinking your ink is full.

Oct 31, 2008 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

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