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Cyan ink My brother mfc 4820c is printing red colured documents in yellow and saying the cyan is low. I have checked and replaced all the ink cartridges that were low including the cyan and it's still printing red in a faded yellow. I've also taken all the cartridges out and answered all the y/n questions. Please could you help me solve this problem as i'm in dire need of having my printing up and running again. cheers. toby

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420CN All-In-One

unplug maqchine from power. take all carts out. wait 5 minutes. connect machine to power. insert carts as demanded. give the right answer if machine asks if the carts are changed. machine will do some cleaning.

do you use generic ink? in that case you might have clogged the printhead with wrong ink. The ph cant be cleaned anymore.

nevertheless try this (carts should be nearly full!):
press menue then start mono (blue copy) then fourtimes arrow up. machine will be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4. Machine will display init_all. press start mono. machine will refill tubes and
ph with fresh ink and do some cleaning. after that press 7 then 6 then 3 and start mono. machine will do a powerpurge.
press zero then 9 to do a quality test print. If it cant do the job leave maintenance by pressing 9 then 9. do the test print manually by pressing ink etc.

If you still do not see any colors the ph is clogged and cant be fixed anymore. It has to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420CN Multifunction Printer Problem

power off, remove all carts, power on, reinsert carts, say yes to questions

fails then replace cyan or ink well is covered in ink

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: cyan ink won't print on Brother MFC-665

talked to Brother, cost to much to fix, replaced the printer.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-465CN won't prink cyan

You got to re-check back the Ink Cartridge you've buy recently.. Sometime the ink already freeze inside the cartridge bcoz its been really-really-really long time they keep before the usage.. Ive also have experience about problem like this b4, so better re-check/change back the cartridge.. Or If the
printer head is not at the cartridge, it is seperate from the cartridge, you have to check back the printer head also.. normally all the new printer head comes together with the cartridge.. and prefer to use the Original Cartridge more than Pirated Cartridge ok.. Cheap Cartridge always giv a lot of problem, especially like Your problem.. Thats All, Good Luck and Happy Trying..

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Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Where to find the driver on Brother MFC 4820c

Hello,

Overview for all downloads for the Brother MFC4820C on next site:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/model_top/colormfc/mfc4820c_us.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc4820c_us
Go for Downloads

On next page see Step 1: Select Type
click on Drivers

see Step 2: Select OS
select your Operating System

see Step 3: Select Language
select your language

On the bottom page click on Search

For the complete software and driver for computer and printer select
on next page the "Full Driver & Software Package"

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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