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Cleaning the print head

Ok I have the Brothers 3 all in 1 MF210C I get a massage saying "Unable to clean see trouble shooting etc... in book" I can'r realy see what they want me to clean. Any help would be great thanks.
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The manual lists seven different causes, best case being the need to clean part of the mechanism, the worst case being replace the whole main electronics board !
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Trouble shootig


1. You may have a clogged print head.
2. these print head are usually good 4 so many prints then will fail.
3. I heard on tech here swear by placing the head in hot water and unclogging it but I think in the long run that will be a print head replacement. I would contact the manufacturer and ask what cleaning method (manual) they recommend because each print head design is somewhat different whereas the operation is the same.
4. I manually clean with denatured alcohol and a Q tip. Some time works /sometime it doesn't .

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Clean unable 46, See Trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's Guide.


Hi there. . . okay . . . Follow this step
1.) Unplug your printer.
2.) Plug your printer again while holding the menu button 15 sec.
3.) select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
4.) then numbers appear looks like this ###:### ###:###.
5.) now push the MONO button until the purge:#### appears on the LCD
6.) Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok

7.) - switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print
- CHEERS!
 email me if I help you. . ryuuzaki182@gmail.com 

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Screen says ,Unable to clean see trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in users hand book, when i refere to hand book it says remove any foreign objects ie ripped paper/paper clips or disconnect...


hi every1 step by step
- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
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Ckeck printer ##343


its a printer reset error press

*AF-Key = Additional Functions key = the black button with the star in a head above it.


1) Enter SERVICE MODE. (Press AF-Key, followed by "scan", "copy", "scan" -Keys)
2) Select TEST MODE (press right arrow button 13 times).
3) Hit -OK-
4) Select [8] PRINTER TEST
5) Hit -OK-
6) It'll now say "- 8-2 +" press the right arrow key once to get "- 8-3 +"
7) Hit -OK-
8) Select 0. [INK COUNT].
9) Hit -OK-
10) It should return to showing the "8: Printer Test - 8-3 +"
11) Press the [Stop/Reset]key - (black key with triangle and circle on it) - (returning to the state of 4), and then press the [ON/OFF] key.
Cleaning the print head:

At any time, DO NOT wipe the actual print head with your fingers. Use ONLY water.

-Remove print head assembly from printer.
-Remove ink tanks.
-Use running warm water, wash away the exess ink that is dried around the print head.
-Take one disposable mug, fill with hot water, drop the print head assembly in there, and let it soak for an hour, or so.
(-IF you have massaging shower head, with spray jet -function, use this to deep clean the actual print head.)
-Dry it up carefully, do not wipe actual print head, just tap gently with soft paper.
-Install ink tanks, install assembly to printer, let it settle for some time (5-30 minutes)
-Run Nozzle check, cleaning, print head alignment
hope this helps if you have further problem do let me know
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this has been written many times here in the forum.

plz search forum "unable to print"

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Click on tools > options > Print tab > Uncheck Back Ground Printing. Click on ok. Try Printing.

 

If you are trying to Print from Word 2007.

Click on Office button > Word options > Advanced > Locate Print options and uncheck Backgound Printing click on ok. try Printing

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