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Unable to Init - Machine error 4f

Hi Guys I've got a Brother MFC-425CN and it keeps giving the following error - "unable to init" and machine error 4F. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Ok please try this

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


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  • leslie105 Sep 13, 2010

    I reset the purge counter, but it now says machine error 4F?

  • stationnj Mar 23, 2011

    I tried the steps listed above everything seemed to work unitl i entered 2783 it cleared but didnt restart and yes it still reads Unable to Print 4F.

  • gjflyte Jun 22, 2011

    Getting there! Now shows machine error 46 I have seen this one before. I think it is a saturated ink pad that needs replacing, so will check that out.

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