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Brother MFC-425CN Will not print black, have cleaned using the built in program many times. I have changed the cartridge and re cleaned, still no luck. Is there a way to clean the line from the cartridge to the print head

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  • brother007 Nov 14, 2008

    I have not used the printer for a few months, I don't kno wif this will help with a solution. Andre

  • brother007 Nov 14, 2008

    I'll give it a go, it is hard to get a syringe without a good medical reason. Thanks Andre

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Are you using generic ink? probably the ink is clogged

Try this
--> menu--> start --> black copy 4 x arrow-up--> maintenance mode--> Press-->7 --> 6 -->4 then --> start black copy. The machine will process--> --> press 7 -->6 --> 3 --> start black copy. The printer will perform a cleaning--> maintenance mode --> press 9 --> 9.
Run a test

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Hi!!!!

try to check the nozzle
open the printer cover
unscrew remove the cartridge
and then clean the nozzle using
alcohol and cotton buds
dry it for a few minutes
and then placed it back properly

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Hi,

If you have a removable print head, remove the ink cartridge from the print head and take the print head out of your printer. Put some isopropyl alcohol or hot water into a saucer and set the printer head in the saucer. Let it soak for at least an hour. If it’s really dirty, it might be a good idea to let it soak overnight. Let it air dry, reinstall it in your computer, and run a cleaning cycle. This should get rid of any dried ink that was loosened during the soaking.

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You can try this:

Remove the cartridge to see / access the tube that punctures the ink cartridge.
Use plastic tube enough that fits and a syringe (without the needle) to pump cleaning solution (luke warm water will do).

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Use a cleaner cartridge, I will look for a seller link.

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