I took out my empty cyan cartridge out of a Brother mfc 440CN for several days so I could remember to get a new one at the office supply. Now the printer continues to say "No cartridge cyan" after telling it yes a new cartridge has be locked in placed. Now what do I do? Is the ink jet port stopped up because it dried or something? If so how do I clean it out?
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Re: No cartridge on screen after adding new cartridge
Could have a corrupt driver. Disconnect
the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do
both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer
to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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This may be due to the fact that you have not removed correctly the small label that seals the air input to the cartridge. Normally on brother cartridges it's on the back or on the top of the colored label. Please check that. If no air is allowed in then your ink will not be provided thus generating your problem.
The usual obvious fix is to buy a new catridge, insert, power off
machine, then switch back on to reset any sensors. But if the circuitry
on the machine itself is faulty it wont fix it.
I used to own an MFC 260C. It had a perfectly good full ink
catridge in it, that was working fine, until...it suddenly did not
recognise the cartridge anymore.
I pulled the machine apart and found that 2 of the 4 sensors on the
cct board at the back of the cartridge housing were loose. These
sensors pass light through the exposed part of the cartridge to see if
ink is there. So if these are faulty, you will never clear the "No
Cartridge" or "Ink Empty..." or "Near Empty Ink ..." messages on the
MFC260C and prbably other similar printers in the MFC range.
Why did they fail? Because the soldering on these sensors was poor quality.
I would never buy another Brother machine because of this, also
because they design the machine to be totally useless unless all the ink ccartridges
are full. Shame on you Brother, and kiss my *** for the $160 pile of
junk I bought off you that was only on its second batch of cartridges
(ie very little use)
The print head is out..I spoke with Indiana business solutions on the phone today and they are certified brother repair techs. They said if one or more of the cartridges are showing empty or missing and they are present and full that means the print head is out..Mine was doing the same thing only with the black cartridge. Tech says scrap the printer and buy another one..Cheaper to replace than to repair. OH a sad day..I love my printer.
Yes, an empty ink cartridge will prevent the printer from functioning.
Not all printers will do this, but the Brother MFC series will not
print if any one of the cartridges are empty. Replace the cartridge and
all should be fine.
Which cart arent recognized? The yellow one or the cyan(blue) one or both?
Unplug machine from power. Wait three minutes. In this time take all carts out and close cover. reconnect machine to power. Machine demands carts. Open cover. Reinsert carts. Make sure that the support clip of the cart.holder is secured above the cart cover.
If you still have probs with one cart. the led contact on the circuit board is defectiv. You need a new cart holder then, which can be ordered as a spare part from a service partner near your home (see brother homepage).
If you have used third party carts before you can't repair this problem due to the fact that the filter inside the printhead is clogged with particles. There is no chance to clean the filter. Sorry.
Do use only dye ink.
Pigmented ink is the printhead killer for brother printers!