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Brother MFC-665CW - won't print anything

The Yellow cartridge on my printer indicates "empty."  I need to print something and it doesn't matter if it's B&W.  I disabled "color printing" on the computer, but the printer still refuses to print ANYTHING.  Do all cartridges need to be full even if I'm only printing in B&W?

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420CN color ink empty but want to print/copy in B&W

brother won't print od do anything is one of the 4 inks are empty so first of all you have to replace whatever is empty, when you remove it it will ask you if you changed it and if it is a new one you will press 1 twice per cartridge, if you put compatible ink in you will clog the ink head up and then be stuffed

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother MFC 210C series ink replaced

The brother machines require ink in all the cartridges as it is always flushing ink through the heads to "clean" it. This means you must have ink in all cartridges at all times unfortunately or the brother will not work. Even if you could somehow get it to work it could damage your printhead anyway.

Good Luck
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Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Cleared printer jam, message Unable to print 30

...and 50? Is it toggling between those two error codes?

Anyway, see here what to do:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t211210-brother_mfc845cw

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: MFC-665CW "unable to print" 50 error

Did you have a paper jam before this happened? If yes then the paper must have pushed the encoder strip out of alignment. You will need to turn off the printer and then push it back into slot to fix it. Let me know if you need more help. Sai.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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51 error says that the purge assembly is stuck and not cycling properly. If you can power up and get the printhead to the center and unplug again, look with a flashlight in the far right corner where the printhead parks for any paper scraps or things that don't belong and remove them it might work again. Otherwise a shop repair to possibly replace the cleaning assembly.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: want to set brother 665CW to print black and white

It can be done, but all ink cartridge need to be in printer.The printer need all cartridges to initialized.When you start printing something click on Properties then find Advanced.There is a option Colour/Greyscale.Check on greyscale and it's done.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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1. With your MFC powered up, open it up and remove the cartridge you are having a problem with, then close the MFC, leaving it powered up. It should report that there is no cartridge in the machine.

Still with the MFC powered up, open it up and reinsert the ink cartridge, then close the MFC. It should either ask if you have replaced a cartridge or go into its cleaning mode.

Answer "yes" to "have you replaced cartridge?" and it should either "print" or "clean" and then "print".


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Which cart arent recognized? The yellow one or the cyan(blue) one or both?

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Unplug machine from power. Wait three minutes. In this time take all carts out and close cover. reconnect machine to power. Machine demands carts. Open cover. Reinsert carts. Make sure that the support clip of the cart.holder is secured above the cart cover.

If you still have probs with one cart. the led contact on the circuit board is defectiv. You need a new cart holder then, which can be ordered as a spare part from a service partner near your home (see brother homepage).

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