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I have a MFC 420CN. How exactly do I override the ink level.

I have been to many sites that say they answer it but they don't tell you exactly. Thanks

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SOURCE: 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.)

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

SOURCE: How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges

I have a Canon MX310 and was having this ink refill problem as well. Got the error code telling me to inspect my ink. The solution I discovered was to press and hold the stop/reset button for 5 seconds. It worked.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: How to check ink level on brother MFC-9440CN?

Hello,
Run the Brother Control Center. Click Device settings. Click where it says Inklevel.

A simpler way is Start-->All Programs-->Brother--> ...-->Status Monitor.
An icon will lodge itself on the tray (a printer). When icon is clicked on, the inklevels will show.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

pineworks
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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420cn Message appears,

Hi you can try this is for your error and please call back and let us know if it worked for you so others can do the same.Solution:

  • Machine off
  • Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
  • Press 80
  • Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
  • Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
  • Press the "stop" button.
  • Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.
All the Best: Pineworks


Posted on Jan 30, 2010

pineworks
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SOURCE: Just replaced ink cartridges on my Brother MFC

Hi there you can refill Brother cartidges, like other printers it will not have it sorry.

This is the only way you can trick it.

There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
Identify the printer If your printer uses memory, you can tell which printer you have by looking at where the cartridge goes in, if you see two "eyes" and a part of the cartridge goes in between them, follow Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 2.
2. Step 2
Clear the memory by taking the cartridge out and unplugging the unit for 30 seconds. Then, plug it back in and put back in the cartridge. You may need to do this five times, as the memory holds the last five cartridges.
3. Step 3
If the Brother printer has "eyes" where the cartridge goes, you will need to block in between them with a piece of tape so that it thinks the cartridge is always full. Simply put a piece of tape on the piece of the cartridge that goes in between the eyes to block the path of the infrared beam

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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Here are the simple steps that can help you resolve the issue.
If your saying that the printer doesn't recognize the ink, try to remove and return the Ink cartridges. Then restart the computer. If still the same try to get the exact error messages in the LCD panel of the printer. If still the same try a different ink cartridge. And if the problem persist contact Brother support as it might be a hardware failure.
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Try unplugging the printer and letting it sit for more than ten seconds before replugging.
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When i run a test pattern on my mfc 420 it will not print the yel


Clean the yellow printer head with the self cleaning function. Try printing yellow from a computer, etc. Check ink level, make sure it is not telling you low ink.

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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.  

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you can purchase the ink here: http://www.brother-usa.com/accessories/Accessories.aspx?Model=MFC420CN&ACASCID=30
you can download the software for your Brother MFC 420 CN printer here: 
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/Public/Templates/DownloadTop.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID={2C7B4D65-D5B3-47BF-958E-322BE5EFDCA8}&NRORIGINALURL=/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html%3freg%3dus%26c%3dus%26lang%3den%26prod%3dmfc420cn_us&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest∏=mfc420cn_us®=us&c=us〈=en

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Have you made sure you removed the backing plastic from the cartridge sensor?
Try reinstalling the driver and do a nozzle and head alignment test. If you still have the same issue, try doing a hard reset - unplug the printer from power and PC, wait for about 10 minutes and replug everything and see. If the issue still occurs, there could be an issue with the cartridge sensor on your printer, which will require servicing.

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How to refill Brother MFC 420CN ink cartridge?


I wouldn't recommend refilling cartridges anymore. Nowadays printers come with a sensor which tell it which cartridges were used and refilled. Also do not use generic cartridges. Always buy genuine cartridges. Will save you a lot of headache in the long run...Trust me.

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How to Override Ink Level Gauge When Using Refilled Cartridges


Above link great.
If you have a newer print cartridge cart, look for the little window. I put a sticker over the little window on the Brother (innobella) LC38 cartridge cart and it worked great :)
Despite finding a fix for this problem, I think this is a rip off setting on the brother printers and I will never buy another Brother printer for this reason.

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The answer to all printer problems is to go buy a new one of the same exact model put your broken one in the box and return it for your money back. Tell the store it was'nt working correctly.Make sure you buy the new one at a store that has a good return policy. Problem solved!!

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