Re: mfc 440 cn brother printer does not recognize the...
This is crazy.... It is probably a faulty cartridge, ink jet unit stopped up, or a cable that could be loose in the machine from the main board to the cartridge unit. There is a possiblility that the board could be bad too... This units are made so cheap so that you will buy them and then they charge you alot of money for the ink cartridges. You get disgusted with it and buy another one and that is how they make their money. It is just a revolving cycle all the time with Brother, HP, Canon, Okidata, and Lexmark too...
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If you call Brother at 1-877-276-8437 and tell them that your unit is "missing black", they may cover a new printhead under a special warranty. Make sure you tell them it is "missing black" on prints and copies.
I contacted the Brother site, the support function there. Pursuant to what I found there, I unplugged the printer for ten seconds and replugged. The message display then told me that cyan was empty, and that magenta was near empty.
I installed a new cartridge in place of the empty cyan, and that fixed it.
Remove Cartridge and cover the little ink transparent window with tippex...the black horseshoe sensor in the machine looks through this and registers if any ink is present so by tippexing it over it tricks the sensor into thinking it is full.
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
IssueAn 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. Solution Press the On button to turn the printer off. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Remove all the ink cartridges. Wait two minutes. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Press the On button to turn the printer on. Install the ink cartridges when prompted. If the error code does not display, the issue is resolved. If the 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel, service the printer.
At the brother site. Click Product Support Then Your language, which for me was US English. Then click MFC then scroll down about 2/3rds the page you will find the MFC 420 CN Click that, than click downloads. The drivers , utilities and firmware for the MFC are all there.