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Word of caution: replacing parts like ink pads/waste ink containers on Brother machines isn't intended to be a "user replaceable part"; the machine has to be significantly dismantled in order to get to them.
Brother parts are very expensive, and their authorised agents' service charges are very high, so it's not unusual for Brother machines to be rendered uneconomic to maintain when these type of parts need replacing.
This is common problem with Brother Printers. I am going to assume you are using Non-Brother branded ink cartridges. Brother cartridges have a cleanser in the ink that most generic cartridges don't have. This in turn causes the jets to clog and not allow ink to pass through them. The fix is to go buy a couple of Brother cartridges and do a cleaning with those cartridges. You may spend some money doing this as a cleaning wastes a lot of ink, but it will clean the injection lines and fix the printer. You could also consider buying a new printer. I know this is not the answer you were looking for, but it is the true answer. I just bought a new printer due to this fact.
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I guess you d used generic ink carts?! If yes, the cart holder needs replacement due to ink that has stained the led control. The ink has made a short circuit. The error can only be deleted by replacing the whole cart holder!
First make sure that you are using Brother Cartridges, their machines are very sensitive to using generic ink. Put a brand new set of ink in the machine. Pull all the old cartridges out and put all new cartridges in. If this does not resolve the issue contact Brother, they are very good about helping their customers.
Is this a genuine Brother cartridge or a compatible/refilled cartridge?
Inside, at the rear of the cartridge there is flag which when full blocks a sensor in the machine indicating the cartridge is full - with some compatible and refilled cartridges the flag may not be set correctly so the sensor sees that there is no ink in the cartridge.
As a temporary fix place some black tape over the rear of the cartridge where the sensor arm is.