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Brother printer mfc -j4510dw ink leaking - Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-5440CN Printer Problem

If this only happens when you are copying.

1. Your scanner glass is dirty. Open the lid, use windex to clean the flatbed. Look on the left side. You should see a strip of glass, with the scanner sitting under it. This strip is used when the document feed is being used. Make sure it is clean. Most common problem is getting a little whiteout or the sticky residue from scotch tape on this glass, which causes lines down your copies.

Clean it with alcohol which will dissolve the sticky stuff and the whiteout.

If this does not solve the problem, the CCD scanner in your machine might be going bad.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Something that has worked for some Brother owners to get cartridges recognised.

1. With your MFC powered up, open it up and remove the cartridge you are having a problem with, then close the MFC, leaving it powered up. It should report that there is no cartridge in the machine.

Still with the MFC powered up, open it up and reinsert the ink cartridge, then close the MFC. It should either ask if you have replaced a cartridge or go into its cleaning mode.

Answer "yes" to "have you replaced cartridge?" and it should either "print" or "clean" and then "print".

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: How to check ink level on brother MFC-9440CN?

Run the Brother Control Center. Click Device settings. Click where it says Inklevel.

A simpler way is Start-->All Programs-->Brother--> ...-->Status Monitor.
An icon will lodge itself on the tray (a printer). When icon is clicked on, the inklevels will show.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother printer won't recognize ink cartridge.

I use generic cartridges all the time in my brother printers with no problem. better to pay $2 per cartridge than whatever the brother brand ones cost!

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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SOURCE: My brother MFC-6490cw injet printer does not print

Hi There
steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.


There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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Nope, language does not change that easily.
I've changed my printers language, but it's a lot of work.

Here are the steps needed:

1. You need to download the Filedl32.exe (brother's tool for uploading firmware to the printer) and the brothers Maintenance mode drivers. These can be found here:

2. You need to enter maintenance mode on the printer. To do this, follow the steps below:
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3. Now you need to change language. To do this, type 74 and press set mono. In the language menu change the language from 0003 (Germany) to 0001 (USA) then press set mono again. Now the printer will set the language to English and will prompt you with Please DL Rom

4. With the printer in maintenance mode, connect it via USB to your PC in which you already have installed the Maintenance drivers. The PC should recognise the brother printer as Maintenance Brother Printer

5. Now comes the tricky part, you need to get your firmware file, which is not easy. My solution was based on this post:

My issue though was finding the correct values to post to Brother, as my printer was differently. Unfortunately using SNMP didn't help as none of the parameters did show up on snmpwalk.
So I did another trick, since I also have a Mac. I did use a proxy (Charles) and run the firmware update jar file. Now initially I failed, since Brother is using SSL, which made it impossible to get the post data, but I was able to change in the updater tool the BrUpdSys.xml file and change the file URL (FileGet XML node) to something random,, which allowed me to get finally the post XML data.

Using those and posting those with CURL I finally got my firmware, which I installed.

The firmware request file of mine look like this:


So as you can see it's quite different than the one on the blog post.
Anyway, after posting this I got the firmware URL for the english firmware which is this:

Note, the above is for the model MFC-J4510DW ONLY. so don't use it in another model.

Note 2: If you want to change the language to something else (not English), you'll need to change the 0003 to 000X in the printer's maintenance mode and also in the <SPEC> XML node above.

You can see the country list codes in this pdf:

If you scroll to 1.4.26 EEPROM Customizing (Function code 74)

6. After you have the file, just open the Filedg32.exe, locate the Brother Maintenace USB printer icon and drop it there. It will upload the firmware to the printer and the printer will reboot. After reboot your printer should have finally an English menu!

Good Luck and remember you are responsible for what you do.
To help you I have also uploaded my firmware file on dropbox, so you can use that one and skip the curl steps, if you like!

My firmware file:
My request.xml file:

I've also uploaded the driver and filedg32.exe files in case you can't find them anymore in the website I did provide:

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Brother strongly recommends that customers do not use generic ink or refill their Brother ink cartridges. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability since the ink formulation in genuine Brother ink cartridges prevent smearing and clogging of the print head. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that was caused by the use of unauthorizedthird party ink and/or cartridges.

If the ink cartridge is new and has not been installed into the machine, please do not install the ink cartridge. Place the ink cartridge back into the ink cartridge packaging and call the Brother Customer Service Department at 1-800-284-4329 for assistance.

If the ink cartridge has been installed into the machine and ink has leaked inside the machine, do not remove the ink cartridge from the machine.

Please contact Brother Customer Service at 1-877-Brother (1-877-276-8437) Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 7:00pm EST, excluding holidays.

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