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I have a Brother MFC-240C printer which I have been fooling with all day.  It will not work.  The screen said I was out of yellow ink.  I replaced it with an unused cartridge which was about 6 months old.  Then the screen said there was no cartridge in it, so I tried again after going out to get a new cartridge, but that made no difference.  It says there is no cartridge  in it and does not recognize that the door to the cartridge section is closed.   What can I do to get this thing to work?  It is not that old.  I don't remember dates, but I think it is less than 2 years old and has not had a great deal of use.

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Http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_240C_EN_249.PDF

This is the manual for your printer

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    There is no metal contacts on a brothers printer

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Hi chrcko

Many times if the cartridge isn't the name brand, it won't be recognized, so first of all is it an off-brand or a name brand?

Second thing to check is the metal contacts between the cartridge and the printer, if these are dirty, then it won't work, just clean with a soft clean cloth and it should be fine.

If this too fails, then I would next suggest, turning the printer off, disconnecting it, uninstalling it and in reverse order reinstall it and see if it works. If it still won't work let me know.

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Welcome to Fixya! Try Cleaning the Contact where the Cartridge inserts and Meets the Printer. Use a Q-tip and Alcohol. Then Uninstall and Reinstall your Software if Possible.

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My brother mc 240c print in yellow but not black? It connected to my laptop throw usb connection.


Clean the print heads and then make sure the drivers you installed recognize all of the ink cartridges ar their proper ink levels. Replace ink if necessary.

Aug 24, 2011 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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How to change an ink cartridge on the Brother MFC-240C


The Brother MFC-240C uses an individual cartridge for each color (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta). When one of the colors is out of ink, the printer will tell you to replace the ink cartridge. To replace a cartridge, follow the steps below.

All four cartridges are located on the right front side of the printer, behind a cover. Pull the cover forward from the side, where there is a slight cutout for you to grab. When the cover falls forward, you'll see the ink cartridge holders.

For whichever ink cartridge you are replacing, push down on the purple handle for that color. The ink cartridge holder will open and fall forward, revealing the ink cartridge itself. Push down on the cartridge holder and the cartridge should pop toward you a little bit. Grasp the cartridge and remove it.

Open the new cartridge and remove it from its wrapper. Discard the yellow cover, unless you plan to use it for the old cartridge.

Insert the new cartridge into the correct slot (from left to right: black, yellow, cyan, magenta) so that the word "brother" is right-side up and located toward the top of the cartridge. Once it is most of the way in, push the ink cartridge holder up by the purple handle until it snaps into place. Then close the ink cartridge cover.

If you were out of ink, the machine should recognize the new cartridge and perform its calibration. If it doesn't automatically recognize it, it will ask if you have changed one or more of the cartridges. Press "1" for Yes.

Once you have printed a test page with all four colors to verify that everything is working, either discard the old cartridge in the trash or save it to recycle. But don't get rid of it until you are sure the new cartridge is recognized and working.

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I have a year0-old Brother MFC-250C which worked very well -- even after I upgraded to Windows 7. But... when I replace ink cartridges, they don't print. I'm now down to blue and yellow...


yup,,, that is some problem with win.7,,, you try using this printer with win.xp,, it will work fine,,, your printer will miss printing line,, rest will work fine

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I haven't replaced the ink cartridges on brother MFC-240 printer, how do I replace it? I can't seem to find where its placed in the printer. Thanks


Hello,

Here are instructions to replace your cartridges:

Brother MFC-240 Ink Replacement

BTW, here is the main support page for the printer with much more info:

MFC-240C Support

Add it to your favorites for future reference.

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MFC-240C no red when prink out


You may need a new printhead, You get a 1 year warranty with Brother, if it's older than a year, you can buy a new mfc 490 for around $120.00, the printhead will cost more than that to replace and only have a 30 day warranty.

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IssueAn 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel. The printer cannot copy, receive faxes, or print. Solution
Press the On button to turn the printer off. 
Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
Remove all the ink cartridges.
Wait two minutes.
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
Press the On button to turn the printer on. 
Install the ink cartridges when prompted.
If the error code does not display, the issue is resolved.
If the 0xc18xxxxx or 0xc19xxxxx ink system error code displays on the front panel, service the printer.

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If you only want to print in b/w and do not use the color ones there is a workaround.

Please notice that you will destroy the C/Y/M part of the print head because the ph needs the ink to prevent a dryout!!!

Simply stick some adhesive tape around the window in the middle between the ink-outlet and the valve. The flag inside signals the printer the inklevel (and also the cartridge being installed).

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did you replace with brother carts, are you sure machine is refering to mag and yellew being mt, not the other ones, power off, remove all carts, power on , reinsert carts one at a time answer machine when prompted. these cartridges are deemed empty even when they look like they have a little ink left. Try putting in 4 new brother inks

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