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Printer Ink wont work!

My MFC 260C wont print with 2 of the colours.. I have twice now replaced the ink. I go into Ink Management and Test print and clean and all it does is use up all the ink.. What could be wrong with it? It is 6mths old and rarely used.

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  • jrtope Dec 19, 2008

    The black ink won't print.

  • fushiabelle Dec 20, 2008

    No I have replaced them

  • don_kibu Jan 19, 2009

    i have this same problem except mine prints in all the colors ecxept red, when i test print

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    how do I change th ink on mfc 206c

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HI~ First Check your ink..if you using compitetor ink or CISS ink , Remove The Rubber that are in the Ink Cattridge there, Coz When the print head **** the ink from catrige with pressure it will stuck the print head from spraying the ink out...  After Remove those rubber that are on the ink catrige you need to clean it to release those presure that build coz of those ink catrige build....                                                   If it dont work your print head need to be purge and you need to get in Maintenance mode...then coz you are using generic ink it maybe have spray to other part of the printer the ink Sensor is very close to ink absorber and the Generic ink usualy leak coz the design are not good but it is cheap and you need to know how to use it...

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If you can't printing it is because one fo the inks are out

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I have replaced all my ink cartridges, colour printing fine, black won't print. Have replaced black cartridge again, incase the last one was faulty and it still isn't working. Yes i am using brother...


If one or more of the ink colors are missing from pages printed by your machine (i.e. received faxes, copies and/or documents printed from the PC etc), nozzles in the print head may be clogged, or the ink cartridge in question may not be installed correctly. Verifying that the ink cartridges are installed correctly and/or cleaning the print head may solve the problem.

Instructions here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/as/au/en/faq/faq/000000/000700/000035/faq000735_004.html?reg=as&c=au&lang=en&prod=mfc260c_eu_as&Cat=112


If this was helpful, please leave good feedback. Thank you.

Mar 06, 2011 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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How can I stop the colour ink cartridges from printing and use only black ink?


Hi and welcome centrecourtm !
You can fool the printer bij making it believe the color cartridge is full .
Go here to read about the trick :
http://journal.drfaulken.com/trick-your-brother-inkjet-into-working-when-an-ink-cartridge-runs-dry/
Good luck !
fanaudi .

Feb 20, 2011 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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On my mfc 260C the black ink print keeps fading to nil but is ok each time for about 20 pages after pressing the ink management button. No problem ever with colour print.


You may need to run the cleaning fuction on your printer to clean the black print heads.

Every month (once a month), you need to clean your print heads to prevent your heads from clotting.

You are now seeing the symptoms of what happens when you do not constantly maintain your cleanliness of your print heads.

If that does not work, try buying a new black cartrige to see if the original black cartrige is defective.

If the above does not work, you may have a failing carrage and may need replacing

But do all of above first and get back to me with what happend during your diagnosis of your issues.

Jun 14, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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I HAVE MFC-260C, WHEN I PRESS COLOR BUTTON CAN PRINT ALL THE COLOUR BUT WHEN I PRESS BLACK BUTTON,NOTHING HAD COME OUT,WHY??


is there ink in the black cartridge? The messages on the LED screen will tell you of your status if out or low.

If ink is present, then the ink nozzle needs cleaning. Basically an alcohol cleaning to liquify dry ink..

Apr 21, 2010 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Brother MFC-260C no black ink


Check this link. Will save you all a lot of money.
http://journal.drfaulken.com/trick-your-brother-inkjet-into-working-when-an-ink-cartridge-runs-dry/

Jan 05, 2010 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Out of yellow ink but only want to print in B&W


please you use the coloue paper print other black and white paper print ?
but you use the only yellow paper print ?
you refling the colour cartridge and setting page in colour prints
and use printer.

Sep 27, 2009 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Wont print colour


Well I don't know if this will work but have you tried shaking the cartridge? This simple solution helped several others out there dealing with the SAME problem.

It could also be a clogged ink on the ink passage on the printhead. If this is the case, you would want to consider cleaning the printhead.

Please give information after doing the above suggestions.

Aug 14, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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I have changed all the ink cartridges on my Brother MFC5440CN it


Light/faint prints usually are a result from clogged ink or air bubbles between the cartridge and print head (thus changing cartridge wont fix problem). Try printing the test page print from the machine (Ink Management -> set/ok twice). Answer the question(s) in the display and repeat this up to five times. The colors should be improved after 1-3 test prints usually.

Jun 03, 2009 | Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Printing below standard


The problem could very well be clogged ink or air bubbles. There's no need to perform the regular cleaning any more as if it didn't solve the problem in the first few tries, it wont help, more force is needed.
You can perform a powerpurge (takes more ink, uses more force, solves more clogged ink), to perform it, follow these steps:
  • Enter maintenance mode, press menu, 2, 8, 6, 4 quickly (in two seconds).
  • When the buttons are flashing and the display says Maintenance, press 7, 6.
  • The display should now say "CLEANING ALL", press 3.
  • Now it should say something among the lines P_PURGE or POWER_P. Press Mono/Black Start.
  • After cleaning is done, you will get back to Maintenance. Press 9,9 to leave service mode again.
If the problem isn't solved now however, chemicals would probably be needed to solve it, as this is pretty much the only "function" you can use.

May 26, 2009 | Brother MFC-260C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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