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How to change ink cartridges

I have got a secondhand printer which is telling me the inks are empty but i have instuctions sodont know how to remove the cartrides thanks

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If that didn't work, use the middle (paper image) button for ~3 sec.s to get them to the side.

{this solution will work for "lestermart" as well}

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There are 3 buttons on the front of printer - press and hold the button on the left (with pics of ink drops) for THREE seconds, this will move the cartridges to the remove position.

My problem is that the cartridges are knackered but the printer still thinks there's ink in them and when I press the button it goes into head cleaning mode. I can't figure out how to move the cartridges!!!!

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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counter. The ink dot counter automatically

monitors the level of ink in each of the 4

cartridges. When the machine detects an ink

cartridge is running out of ink, the machine

will tell you with a message on the LCD.

The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low

or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD

prompts to replace the ink cartridges in the

correct order.

Even though the machine tells you that an ink

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amount of ink left in the ink cartridge. It is

necessary to keep some ink in the ink

cartridge to prevent air from drying out and

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a Open the ink cartridge cover.

If one or more ink cartridges are empty,

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Replace Ink.

b Pull the lock release lever down and

take out the ink cartridge for the color
shown on the LCD.

c Open the new ink cartridge bag for the

color shown on the LCD, and then take

out the ink cartridge.
d Remove the protective yellow cap (1).

Note

If the protective yellow caps come off

when you open the bag, the cartridge will

not be damaged.

e Each color has its own correct position.

Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of

the arrow on the label.

f Lift each lock release lever and push it

until it clicks, and then close the ink

cartridge cover.

g If you replaced an ink cartridge, the LCD

may ask you to verify that it was a brand

new one. (For example,

Did You Change Blck?) For each

new cartridge you installed, press 1

(Yes) to automatically reset the ink dot

counter for that color. If the ink cartridge

you installed is not a brand new one, be

sure to press 2 (No).

If you wait until the LCD shows

Near Empty and Ink Empty, the
machine will automatically.

Find this on page 113 of the manual:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002135/cv_mfc5460_usaeng_usr_a.pdf


Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.

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  3. Close the ink cartridge cover.
  4. Plug the power cord back in.
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Hello ,

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