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I have a machine error 36 of brother dcp-115c help me

Firstly my printer cleans itself for a long time and starts to print normally. suddenly makes strange noises, after 1 page says "unable to print. See troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide." and stops to print. i cant on/off.
i read you instructions for finding error. i says "machine error 36"

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    I have the same damn problem

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Machine error 36
**Head/carriage unit travel error***

Try to find any obstacles on the travel path of the head/carriage unit. If you cannot find, next steps are:

- Replace the carriage PCB.
- Replace the head/carriage unit.
- Replace the CR encoder strip.
- Replace the carriage motor.
- Replace the main PCB.
- Replace the power supply PCB.
- Replace the maintenance unit.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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Hi,

The error message 36 may happen to come in your Brother printer due to some physical damages. Thus, you can solve the issue by replacing these damaged parts of the printer. You need to replace the maintenance unit with a new one. It is good to upgrade the carriage PCB, head or carriage unit and carriage motor, if these are causing the issue. The main PCB of the printer may also get the issue and you need to replace the main PCB. You may also need to replace the power supply PCB if it is damaged.

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

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SOURCE: Unable to clean

you need a new waist ink absorber box and have to do a reset. The absorber box can be purgchased from a service partner (see brother homepage of your country). Same procedure:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t139675-need_reset_purge_counter_due_error_46

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: ELo Sir

hmmm...not too happy...can you fire it up disconnected from computer? run a default settings check,and test page.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

SOURCE: Unable to clean

unable to clean troubleshooting maintenance user guide

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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Hello

You can download user guide.
FAQ and troubleshooting

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Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: printer won't print

..if not mistaken, the error message is Unable to clean, which indicate you will need to replace the waste ink pad and reset the waste ink counter.. you will need to send to the local service centre to get it done..

Posted on May 24, 2010

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