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Error 41 is on display window

I understand this error 41 indicates that the printer head needs to be replaced. Even though I purchased the machine on Nov. 30. 2004, I rarely use the printer. Sometimes a month or two goes by before I use it and then it is only to print a recipe or one item off the computer. I am almost computer illiterate so I don't use it very much. Please advise me if there is any I can get help with this problem . Thank You
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Hi there

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

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