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Brother MFC-210c-Just replaced ink cartridge & it is already empty

I just replaced the magenta ink yesterday and the cartridge is empty today, why is it doing that?

I had an unable to clean error about a week ago, which I was able to fix, thanks to you guys. And shortly after that it said magenta was empty (I thought I had a fair amount still in there at the time), and it was completely empty. So for some reason it seems to be draining the ink out.

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I gave up on this printer and bought a new one from a different manufacturer.

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Hi there,
No Cartridge will show on the display if the machine cannot recognize one of the cartridge or one of the ink is empty.
To make sure about the real issue unplug the mach from the power outlet then plug it back in after 10 seconds.
If the display show: "ink empty C" it means the cyan/blue needs to be replace. "ink empty M" it means the magenta/pink needs to be replace. "ink empty BK" it means that the black needs to replace. If the display shows "ink empty Y" it means that yellow needs to be replace.
Even if it looks like the cartridge is full, it really needs to be replace so that the machine will work again.
Hope this helps. Rate if it works. Thanks


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I have also problem with the magenta


Check your ink cartridge if they are properly installed.

Check your cartridge if they are empty.

Make sure you are using original cartridge and not just a refill cartridge.

If still nothing happens replace your cartridge.

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Problem with my Brother MFC 210C Printer won't print the colors.


Check your ink cartridge if they are properly installed.

Check your print settings.

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Wont print with all new ink cartridges


If the error message is only "magenta/cyan low", it doesn't cause any error. The low message stays after replacing ink cartridges if they're replaced too early (before they're indicated as actually empty), it doesn't cause the printer to not work.
However, some other problem might be faulty, or there might be another error message. Try emptying printer queue and print from Ink Management -> Menu/set (twice) to check wether the problem is with communication from pc or if the printer actually is unable to print.

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MFC 210c problem with Magenta ink


I had a similar problem with my black ink. The printer had indicated that it was out of black ink. I didn't have one on hand, so, for more than a week I couldn't print anything, because if you are out of any one of the four ink cartridges, it won't print at all. That delay in replacing the black ink cartridge apparently was enough time for the printhead to dry out. Big Mistake! I contacted Brother's Tech Support and they suggested I run the cleaning cycle and try to print a test page. Still nothing printed. They had me run another cleaning cycle, and another, and another. Finally, after the fourth cleaning cycle, something started to show up on the paper. They had me clean it two more times, six in all, and it was back to normal. From now on, if it says one of the ink cartridges is empty, I change it yesterday. The major disadvantage of all of this, other than not being able to print for awhile, is that this procedure used up about 1/2 of a brand new black ink cartridge.

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i've expirienced that with my magenta ink... just try to remove the ink cartridge and then put it back again :D

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Brother MFC 210C All-in-One Ink Cartridges


near empty message is a reminder: plz buy a new cart (but do NOT change until EMPTY). You still can print.

the ink left in an empty cart keeps the system alive when some ink is neede for the automatic cleaning cycle.
If you print until this cart is really empty air will get into the tubes and ph. That leads to faulty printings.
brother had made sure that the amount of printable ink can be consumed. The rest is for service.

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!!!! Magenta ink error !!!!
The ink has run out or the ink cartridge is not set into place.
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29: Magenta ink
1. Reload ink cartridges, referring to the Owner's Manual.
2. Ink cartridge PCB defective Replace the ink refill ASSY.
3. Cannot detect ink cartridges.Main PCB defective Replace the main PCB.
I know your machine was not originally showing signs of main board fault or Ink supply issues, although main board can be killed by incorrect use of maintence mode.

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Empty magent


Magenta is the colour of one of the 4 inks used in your printer. You need a new magenta ink cartridge because it's empty.

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