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Refilling my Yellow ink

I have tried to load my ink several times . It keeps telling me (no cartiage ) And it is loaded. Please help. My copier is model MFC440CN. Why don't you have info...........
Please help ! This copier and fax is only 1 year old.

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I've replaced the Cyan cartridge but keep getting the same message. I'm thinking of just setting fire to this useless piece of trash. Every OTHER printer I"ve ever seen permitted grayscale printing. This machine is built to hijack!!!!! Darn you, Brother.

  • easydogct Oct 26, 2008

    All my color cartriges were very low, So I got new ones. Now NO yellow will print (only yellow). I do notice that the cartriges are slightly different on the bottom. Some of them have a "Feed hole" and a "Plunger-like" protrusion on the bottom of the cartridges. The Black and Cyan Don't have the "Plunger-like" part at all.. Are these different designs brother made and is this possibly the reason this is happening..

  • john Kucer Feb 28, 2009

    Made only 10 copies on this new printer when told yellow ink was empty and unable to make any copies. Installed a new cartridge and was told "NO cartridge". Have tried several times to put catridge in and it ask if new yellow was installed hit 1 for yes and get the same "no cartridge". Arrg.



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This might be the problem. Did you ever move to a new house or something? Because my Brother printer came with something to put into the ink cartridge reservoir when I was ever to move it. I guess this was supposed to protect the cartiridges. Well, I used the contraption when I moved once, and the printer worked fine afterward. HOWEVER, when I moved a second time, I didn't use the contraption and now the printer says "Ink Empty / Yellow" even though the yellow cartridge has plenty of ink. Sorry if I got your hopes up about a FIXYA, but maybe it's a good reason why you can't find a FIXYA. =(

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The problem here might be the cartridge. You need to replace it.

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