Color Registration Error - BCU Received no Feedback from LD
Printer suddenly stopped printing black ink clearly so I changed the cartridge (even though the printer didn't tell me that it was low or empty). After changing the cartridge, a color registration error appeared. I cannot get it to go away. I have taken the toner cart. out and back in, took the developer out and back in, turned it off and back on. I have also gone thru the menu choices of "adjusting" the color registration and it didn't do anything. The red light is on and it still prints black the same way. I notice other people have this issue too. one of them stated the manual says "BCU received no Feedback from LD"... hopefully that means something to you. Please help!
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on ours the cartridges click twice to be fully seated..there are 4 cartridges in this one.. if one is not all the way down, it will error..in extreme cases if all the cartridges are in place..unplug the unit and reboot it..
error 1203's error name is print head short which indicates a short circuit in the print head has occurred.
solution to this problem is to disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable. Reinstall the ink
cartridges.For more information, see Replacing Ink Cartridges.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
Turn on your printer.
Lift the printer unit, and then position the scanner support
between the tabs to hold it open.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the
printer is busy.
Press down on the ink cartridge lever to raise each ink
Remove the old ink cartridges.
Store the cartridges in an air-tight container, such as the
storage unit you received with your photo cartridge, or dispose of them
If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker
and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink cartridge. NOTE: The following illustration shows a black cartridge and a
color cartridge (used for normal printing). For photo printing, use a photo
cartridge and a color cartridge.
Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the black or photo ink cartridge is
secure in the left ink cartridge carrier, and the color ink cartridge is secure
in the right ink cartridge carrier.
Snap each lid closed.
Hold the printer unit up, push the scanner support back to unlock it, and then
lower the printer unit until it is completely closed.
Go to the printer driver (control panel -> Printer -> Right Click your Printer -> Properties). From there go to maintenance tab, Ink Cartridges, Select Black only. Then click OK. Finally hold the Stop/ Reset button for 10 secs or so. It will then work after a couple of warnings.
Your Brother machine is designed to stop ALL printing operations (printing from the pc, printing received faxes and printing copies or reports) when any of the ink cartridges are empty. This is to ensure the life of the print head and maintain premium print quality. If the unit were to continue printing, print jobs and cleaning cycles would suction air from the dry cartridge and damage the printhead. Even if you print in black only or change the print settings to MONO or GRAYSCALE to avoid printing in color, the programmed cleaning cycles would still suction the dry cartridge, because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink nozzles.
The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink cartridge or cartridges.
While memory is available, black and white faxes will continue to be received into memory. If a color fax is being received, the Brother machines HANDSHAKE will request the fax be sent as black and white fax.
All faxes received into memory will automatically print once the ink cartridge is replaced.
NOTE: Brother strongly recommends that customers do not use generic ink or refill their Brother ink cartridges. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability since the ink formulation in genuine Brother ink cartridges prevent smearing and clogging of the print head. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that was caused by the use of unauthorized third party ink and/or cartridges.
Yes, this printer has fixed printheads and must have ink in each color to prevent damage to the printheads. Even when printing black only each color is spit in the servicing area to keep the printhead unclogged.
Regards, Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging
Hi there the smudges are most likely down to the black PCU (Drum Unit) and following are the reasons for the two fault caode you have given me.
SC 261 LD HP sensor not switched off (for K only) After the laser beam pitch was changed, it takes more than five seconds for the HP sensor to switch off. • Defective motor • Defective sensor • Mechanical problem when switching the actuator • Brown fuse (FU81) on the Power supply unit 1. Turn the main switch off and on. 2. Check the sensor actuator position of the LD positioning motor. 3. Replace the LD positioning motor. 4. Replace the LD home position sensor. 5. Check and/or replace the PSU.
SC 380 Black development motor error SC 381 Color development motor error When the motor speed is within the target level, the motor sends a lock signal (High to Low at CN214-5) to the BCU. SC380 is detected under the following conditions: • The Lock signal stays High 2 seconds after the motor turns on. • The Lock signal stays Low 2 seconds after the motor turns off. • The Lock signal stays High for more than 2 seconds while the motor is on. • Defective motor • Defective BCU 1. Turn the main switch off and on. 2. Replace the motor. 3. Replace the BCU.
Yes, you can print out in black from a color cartridge, however it is not advised as you will run out of colored ink twice as fast as it combines all the colors to get black.However it works great when your in a pinch and need black ink. Just go to your printer properties when you print and the option will be in there someware.