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Brother mfc235c has ink but will not print black

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I've just fixed mine. The print head needed cleaning. Press the 'Ink Management' button, scroll down to 'cleaning' then select 'black'. I needed to do mine 3 times before it became perfect but it worked for me.

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Click on the START button on the task bar, go to Control Panel, look for the printers icon and click that. A window will pop-up with a list of installed printers. Find the icon for your brother mfc235c, click on that, and in there you can change all of your print settings. Example: Print in Color or Grayscale.

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