Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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MFC 420CN printer

I changed all cartridges yesterday on my new printer and the black is not printing. How can I fix this?

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  • ammar969 Feb 22, 2009

    replaced all four cart. still bad print. cleaned 5 times still bad prints on all color. should I just dumb it?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Its a brother,... plactic clips, not tape..... any more ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Same problem,checked all obvious solutions,even tried another new cart.All other colours ok

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IF THE OWNER EVER USED REFILL INK IN THE CARTRIDGES WHEN IT WAS TIME TO CHANGE THEM, THEN THIS IS THE CULPRIT. ANY INK THAT IS NOT AUTHENTIC BROTHER INK WILL CLOG THE PRINT HEAD AND THE PRINTER WILL GO THROUGH THE CORRECT MOTIONS BUT WILL PUT OUT BLANK PAGES. THE ONLY REMEDY IS TO REPLACE THE PRINT HEADS AT A REPAIR SHOP,(WHICH WILL COST MORE THAN THE PRINTER ITSELF) OR SEND IT BACK TO THE FACTORY IF ITS STILL IN WARRANTY, OR JUST BUY A WHOLE NEW PRINT MACHINE. THE CLEANING CYCLES WHICH IS PERFORMED BY THE PRINTER ITSELF WILL NOT DO A SUFFICIENT JOB TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

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This did not help the problem

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

Remove the black cartridge again and remove the plastic tape where the ink comes out and then re-insert and try again.

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You said you replaced the cartridges. Were they Genuine Brothers' Cartridges?

My Brother MFC-240C, does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. That sounds like your problem. Also I had with Brother's was problem with Color. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, or Blue Green, etc. The Generic Cartridges, also printed lines thru the words. That's what the Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges.

Some Printers, are able to use Generic, but you have to fill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY, or Take them to have them filled.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for the PRINTERS.

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