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The printer uses several ways to show ink levels. When you replace the cartridge it askes if it has been replaced, Say yes and it sets the ink level monitor to full. As the cartridge empties it them checks through an electronic eye system through the cartridge. When it cannot see any ink it says it is empty.
Replace the cartridges and it should fix the problem.
me too. Brother tech said bad printer head. cost of replacement (only when bad after one year and 3 month) the same value as a new printer.
so, I use it as scanner and telephone. but still not using the printer it comsume all the ink, so it asks you to put new ink in the printer..... waste of $$$$
Will trough it to the garbage!
Try cleaning the black printer heads several times in a row, at least 5 times then print a black document with best quality setting.
Press the ink button, then down to select select cleaning and then press menu/set and menu/set again to select black.
You've almost answered your own question! Try ruling out the ink cart first (preferrably with an Original Brother cart). If the cleaning cycle does not resolve it then it's really an engineer job.
Not much else you can do, unless you know how to take apart the machine.
I JUST HOOKED UP MY PRINTER TOMY WINDOWS VISTA HP COMPUTER IT WILL NOT PRINT THE DOCUMENT IT SAY IT READY AND DOCS ARE THERE BUT IT WON'T PRINT THEM I ATTEMPTED TO CHECK THE INK STATUS BUT IT WON'T SOW IF ITS LOW ARE WHAT DI I NEED TO DO I DON'T WANT TO BUY INK IF I DO NOY HAVE TO.
The brother machines require ink in all the cartridges as it is always flushing ink through the heads to "clean" it. This means you must have ink in all cartridges at all times unfortunately or the brother will not work. Even if you could somehow get it to work it could damage your printhead anyway.