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Unable to clean

Hi, my brother mfc 210c gives this message. I read here and did the *2864 and then the 8o and then 99 in the purge and it is 0 but now I got the same message...unable to clean.. and the machine error51. Maybe somebody can help me? Thanks in advance.

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  • joseph_mra Dec 17, 2008

    I tried the solution provided with no success. After I entered the *2864 inmediatly type the 01 but it says ...unable to init... and them again the same message ...machine error 51...

  • joseph_mra Dec 17, 2008

    It continues with the same error. I clean everything took all the parts out to be cleaned and then assemble them back. By the way I'm able to scan

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The *2846 is the service procedure for Brother laser and fax machines, and will not work on an inkjet printer like this.

Error 51 , that on Brother lasers means Beam Detect error, on your All in one has a complete different meaning, as there is not even laser in here.

Error 51 on Brother inkjets:
The purge came HP switch does not go OFF even after the purge cam has been driven by the specified number of pulses.

That means that the purge engine must be replaced. The purge engine on this machine is integrated with the
paper feeder unit, and it is all replaced at the same time. Parts must be ordered from Brother, and this is not an inexpensive repair.

If the printer is not new, consider getting a replacement, possibly a good color laser all in one.



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Your waste tank needs replacing, here is link to repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/t202282-unable_print_unable_int_unable_clean

and I think we have acheived more than thanks for trying!

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    Sibananda Jena Dec 17, 2008




    1. Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
      Open
      the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover.
      Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see
      jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and
      then close the scanner cover securely.


    1. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
      If
      the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be
      reset. Resetting the machine will erase all faxes in memory and the Fax
      Journal Report. However, there is a way to transfer faxes in memory and
      the Fax Journal Report to another fax machine to print them out. Do the
      following to transfer the data and reset the machine:


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Error 51 is a scanner problem, actually a Beam Detect error. if u remove the top cover whilst trying to track down the original problem which was intermittant paper jams in the area of the fuser exit and the exit assembly. When u  replace the cover u may fail to correctly engage the mechanism which opens and closes the laser scanner shutter when the user opens the toner cartridge lid.This is what caused the error 51.Try checking that mechanism before anything more drastic, particularly if you have had the top cover off. Good Luck. 

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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    Error code E51: Fault with protection in the laser beam
    This error code indicates that the beam, mirrors or the lid is not seated properly. Make sure to adjust these in order to get your Brother laser printer back working again.When the printer’s laser beam, lid or mirrors are not placed in their appropriate positions, it results in this printer error code. Please check if ink cartridges and everything in your printer is where it should be before you start using it again.

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Brother Error CodesRAM clear (most models)
Quickly press function * 2 8 6 4
Display should read maintenance
Press 0 1 for a full ram clear, or 9 1 to retain user data
Display should read reinit for a few moments then redisplay maintenance
Press 9 9 to exit the maintenance mode 
Other maintenance mode switches:
01 ram clear (see 91 below)
02 scanner initialize (feed a white sheet, then a black sheet)
05 white level
09 print test
10 modify soft switches
11 print configuration list
16 panel test
19 CML test
20 signal test
21 tonal test
23 filter RX
54 scan edge
55 scanner area
66 test print memo
75 display drum life (if enabled on laser models)
76 reset drum life counter (laser models)
91 parameter initialize (user programming remains intact)
95 protection 
B2 error = scanner or power supply error 
Brother 950/980: On copy or transmit they may produce black pages. Prone to bad scanner (CCD). Brother may provide a replacement CCD at no charge to the original owner. Sometimes leaving the unit unplugged for a few hours will solve the problem temporarily. 
Brother HL600 series laser printer toner will work in the laser fax & multifunction machines (part number TN100HL = TN100PPF). Drum units may be interchangeable as well (?). 
Brother 1350/1550/1950: Problem: Record paper jams. Solution: Replace upper shoot. P/N UF6058001. Although there seems to be nothing causing the jam, the upper shoot gets stress marks on the ends. Replace even though it is not broken.
Thermal Transfer Machines: Only one side of the page is printing. Caused by the printhead latch being cracked. The latch is blue in color there is one on each side of the printhead, replace both latches

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Error Code E51. When the printer’s laser beam, lid or mirrors are not placed in their appropriate positions, it results in this printer error code. Please check if everything in your printer is where it should be before you start using it again.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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    taran_2005 Dec 16, 2008

    Regarding "unable to clean ' msg :)





    pull out the AC plug
    - put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec)
    - now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display
    - select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
    - 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
    - now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
    - Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
    - the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
    - switch off the printer ,switch it on
    - ready to print
    - CHEERS!

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Procedure how to reset the error 46 error (unable to clean). This can be done on every Brother inkjet machine with a numeric keypad.

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