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Paper goes through but nothing prints (Brother MFC-420CN)

I've changed the ink cartridges, tried to clean the machine and turned the printer off and on but still nothing prints on the page. The paper does feed through the machine, though. The machine shows no error message in the window; it just shows standard mode.

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    paper goes through however text goes not print

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420cn

Change the black one. It could be that the cart is mal manufactured (valve wont open). Use another one and see if there is bk again. When no success after the 2. cleaning cycle try this: http://www.fixya.com/support/t202678-printer_head_cleaning If there is more trouble post here.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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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: not recognizing ink cartridge

On the clear side of the cartridge, put a piece of electrical tape to cover the center plastic bar that sticks out. For some reason these printers have a big problem with sensing ink levels. The tape lets the sensor think the cartridge float inside is up, meaning a full cartridge. The sensors seem to have difficulty reading where the black float is inside the cartridge.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Want to print with black ink only using Brother MFC-420CN

I see it's been a while since you posted your question but in case anyone else is wondering about this, I'll answer.  The information is not in the User's Guide booklet but in the Software User's Guide which should be available on your software disk, or you can view it here http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/Public/files/dlf/doc000240/BH3_UsaEngSoft_C.pdf 

Basically, you go to the advanced tab under the printing preferences and select grayscale.  

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My Brother Printer (model MFC-290c) and ink

On your printer take a look on the "ink management button"press it then look for cleaning using the arrows up and down then press ok or set or what ever the command the printer will display just try to perform head cleaning.try for several times lets say 4x don't clean too much it might ruin all other color if it has no changes try to bring it to a service center,they can soak it to a chemical solution,the head is clog.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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If your using anything other than brother ink it must be very compatible.
Generic ink will dry and clog the ink jets, I suggest you replace with brother cartridges and clean ,clean, clean. If problem exists you'll
have to get a ink syringe, some paper towels to place under the print head. Fill the syringe with hot! water and send just a little through each hole where the ink would go in from the cartridge. Be Very Careful not to inject to much justs enough to loosen the the dried ink and free the the jets. I take no responsibility if you get it wrong. I was able to correct the same problem with mine the same way and never used generic ink again. You can do it! and save on repair bills.

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Ran out inc it sat for awile installed new ink and it will not print ink on paper it gose thru the moves but no ink comes out


Even though I changed the cartridges, my brother MFC 420 CN, is telling me there are no cartridges.

What can I do. How can I solve this problem. They are brand new.

Feb 24, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother 420CN printer will not print black ink. Have replaced the cartridge and after several cleaning cycles, it still will not print properly. Test Print shows colors are fine but black ink is hit and...


I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck
RK

Dec 20, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Remove the black cartridge again and remove the plastic tape where the ink comes out and then re-insert and try again.

Sep 13, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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MFC-420CN does not print black


My yellow cartridge was doing the same thing as your black. So I took the cartridge out, and took a flashlight to see how it works. There is like a little straw on the right hand side which goes up into the printer cartridge, this I assume is to measure the ink. I took a needle and cleaned that 'straw' thoroughly. Reseated the ink, ran cleaning and test print, and then the printer found the yellow ink! You could give that a try. It might work for you too. (I have never used any ink but Brother ink in the printer, btw.)

Apr 20, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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unplug maqchine from power. take all carts out. wait 5 minutes. connect machine to power. insert carts as demanded. give the right answer if machine asks if the carts are changed. machine will do some cleaning.

do you use generic ink? in that case you might have clogged the printhead with wrong ink. The ph cant be cleaned anymore.

nevertheless try this (carts should be nearly full!):
press menue then start mono (blue copy) then fourtimes arrow up. machine will be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4. Machine will display init_all. press start mono. machine will refill tubes and
ph with fresh ink and do some cleaning. after that press 7 then 6 then 3 and start mono. machine will do a powerpurge.
press zero then 9 to do a quality test print. If it cant do the job leave maintenance by pressing 9 then 9. do the test print manually by pressing ink etc.

If you still do not see any colors the ph is clogged and cant be fixed anymore. It has to be replaced.

Dec 03, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Something that has worked for some Brother owners to get cartridges recognised.

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".



Sep 13, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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the brother printer is not a good brand i also have a brother mfc 3220cn and it gives the same problem, what you have to is unplug the machine and let it stand for about 2 days take out the cartridges and clean the printing with air replace back them and plug in.that should remedy your problem.i urge on you never to buy brother printers.if you buy them get a bottle of phensic along with it.good luck my brother.

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