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Why won't my printer print black and white and I have cleaned it, changed settings, and changed cartridge?

It only prints color even when I select black print or copy.

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The printer ribbon contact may be at fault. With the price of printers so low it makes no sense to repair it, just replace it. The last printer i needed was free after rebate, just the sales tax of $5 is all it cost me at a big box electronics store.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

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I had same problem. I must have ran the clean cycle more than 30-50 times over a period of days. That never made any difference. I was about to toss the whole thing but figured I would try one more thing. If it didn't work I would be in no worse shape. Here is what I did.
Took an almost empty black cartridge and inject a lot of 100% Acetone to dilute ink. Left some black in it since I didn't want to think it was empty. Inserted this cartridge and ran the cleaning a few time. IT WORKED. I used my word processor program and filled a page with large bold font characters and printed a page or two. Each page cleared more nozzles. After doing this cleaning/printing a number of time, I put in the full good cartridge. Ran the cleaning a few time to eject any of the Acetone diluted ink. Ran the printed page a few time to remove more of the diluted ink.
Everything seems to work now.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Print faded after replacing black cartridge Brother 240C

The print heads don't appreciate being out of ink so the Brother printer has sensors to prevent that but the tape defeated that prevention. Maybe more cleanings or maybe a cartridge with printhead cleaning solution will help. Otherwise, I fear a new printer.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: will not print black text but will print color text

There are firmware updates available for this printer here.
See also standard support solutions here, here, & here.
Other support for your printer here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: We have a MFC 6490CW. It will not print anything

try to clean heads with printer menu or on computer in printer driver (software)

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My Brother LC61, bought in

This is common problem with Brother Printers. I am going to assume you are using Non-Brother branded ink cartridges. Brother cartridges have a cleanser in the ink that most generic cartridges don't have. This in turn causes the jets to clog and not allow ink to pass through them. The fix is to go buy a couple of Brother cartridges and do a cleaning with those cartridges. You may spend some money doing this as a cleaning wastes a lot of ink, but it will clean the injection lines and fix the printer. You could also consider buying a new printer. I know this is not the answer you were looking for, but it is the true answer. I just bought a new printer due to this fact.

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Even though my black cartridge is full, my black and white documents are so light they are unreadable. My color cartridges are close to being empty. Can this be the cause?


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Hi Colleen,

Try this > open a document (from the computer) and select print from the menu,
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- try printing, if it fails to print, just return the cartridge to the shop and get a genuine branded one. (dont forget to change the 'ink cartridge settings to normal to 'both black and color')


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If its not possible, select 'Printers and Faxes' from start menu, right-click your printer and select 'Properties'.
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Open 'Printers and Faxes'.
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Click 'Paper/Quality' tab from top.
Select 'Black & White'.
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