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Can't Print! OMG! I am going through the same problem many are facing here. I don't get it, my Cyan is out and my Yellow and Magenta are low and it won't allow me to print when my BLACK IS COMPLETELY FULL! WHy is this happening? I tried unplugging and reinstalling the ink packs but nothing works. Any ideas? Should I call technical support or Brother about warranty issues etc?

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Re: Can't Print!

You need all colours to print even though you are are using black only. Actually unless your particular model has a dedicated black setting all colours are used for black printing.

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You have replaced the toner cartridge but you still have to replace the imaging unit which is the drom that the toner cartridge attaches to.
Toner Cartridge OK, Low, Empty When 15,000
(high-capacity cartridge) or
7,500 (standard-capacity
cartridge) pages are
printed (5% print density).
Imaging Units At/Near end-of-life When 30,000 pages are
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pixel counts are
A fuse in the new
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upon installation,
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High Capacity Magenta 016-1978-00
High Capacity Cyan 016-1977-00
High Capacity Black 016-1980-00

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Magenta 016-1994-00
Yellow 016-1995-00
Black 016-1996-00
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Try unplugging the printer for about ten to fifteen seconds; then replug.

This may clear the printer's memory about the low magenta. I had a similar thing with yellow, and when I replugged it stopped complaining about the yellow and told me that my cyan was out, and magenta low. I replaced the cyan, and voila! I can print!

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