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I still have the`unable to clean 46' even after following the

Error message on page 67 of the USER'S GUIDE.
The DCP-540CN is approximately 14 months old.

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  • johnhatcher6 Nov 24, 2008

    Hi dahaka,

    The printer is a Brother DCP-540CN not a MFC-420CN and the error message is 'unable to clean 46'

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Issue with the maintenance function. The machine has a mechanical problem (can't move print head or other parts related to printing. Check for any obstructions. Disconnect the machine from the power for
several minutes, then reconnect it.

If the issue shows up again, warranty or service.

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Give us details on the error message.

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It means that there is a mechanical problem on your printer. Try to unplug the power cord on your printer (without turning off the power button on the printer). Wait for a couple of minutes then reconnect the power cord.

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Try uninstall completely the printer driver
restart the pc and install again the driver.

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Hello Johnatcher6,

What is the error message that your printer shwows?

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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    Santiago Vallejo Nov 24, 2008

    Hello John,

    Disconect it for several minutes, and conect it back.

    Theerror shoulddisapear, 
    if it dosent, let me know,

    Dahaka

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