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Brother MFC-240C My fax machine has been working. I went away for a while, came back and replaced all the ink cartridges with the correct brother ones. Now the machine won't do ANYTHING and the little window says "close cover." I have checked and re-checked and cannot find anything open. Oh- It won't turn off either

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  • sally marks Jun 26, 2007

    You are RIGHT!!! I am returning the machine, as it is only 11 mos. old
    Thanks for your help.

  • paperchaser May 24, 2008

    I have a problem with Brother MFC- 240C 3 in 1 printer turning off. One out of ten times it will turn off with the button. Any other time I must pull the plug. Anyone have any help with this problem ??

  • paperchaser May 24, 2008

    Refuses to turn off with the button !!!!

  • ahrush Aug 30, 2008

    YES SAME PROBLEM THE MACHINE SAYS REPLACE BLACK INK

  • ahrush May 11, 2010

    I HAVE CHANGE BLACK CARTRIDGE BUT MY MACHINE THERE IS A MESSAGE THAT RPLACE BLACK INK I THAN SWICTED OFF WHOLE PRINTER THAN REPLACED ALL CARTRIDGE BUT STILL NOTHING HAPPENED IT STILL GIVES THE SAME MESSAGE REPLACE BLACK INK

    THE MACHINE IS MFC-240C

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Try unplugging the machine wait a few minutes and retry!

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

  • john archer Jun 26, 2007

    If the machine wont turn off and unplugging it did not work it means the main logic board is defective. In this case the machine is bot feasible to repair.

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I have replaced all my ink cartridges, colour printing fine, black won't print. Have replaced black cartridge again, incase the last one was faulty and it still isn't working. Yes i am using brother...


If one or more of the ink colors are missing from pages printed by your machine (i.e. received faxes, copies and/or documents printed from the PC etc), nozzles in the print head may be clogged, or the ink cartridge in question may not be installed correctly. Verifying that the ink cartridges are installed correctly and/or cleaning the print head may solve the problem.

Instructions here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/as/au/en/faq/faq/000000/000700/000035/faq000735_004.html?reg=as&c=au&lang=en&prod=mfc260c_eu_as&Cat=112


If this was helpful, please leave good feedback. Thank you.

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How do I change the toner?


The Fax-2480c does not use toner cartridges.
This is an inkjet and so uses ink cartridges.

There are 4 cartridges, black, yellow, cyan (blue) and magenta (red). If any of these cartridges are empty, you need replace them.

This machine takes LC-51 cartridges.
You're probably out of warranty so jsut get refills... it's cheaper

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Do i need an ink cartridge for the fax machine to work and setup


Some brands of fax machines and all-in-one printer/scanner/fax/copiers need the ink cartridge to be present and have some ink in it to perform functions which don't actually require ink.

My dad bought a Brother all-in-one, and he is unable to scan or send faxes unless he replaces an empty ink cartridge first. If you have a Brother fax machine, I'd suggest returning it and buying a different brand. They waste ink on unnecessary cleaning procedures and force you to buy more for stuff that doesn't need ink.

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I changed the ink cartridge the black one but it still says cartridge empty I unplugged it and it still sais the same thing


My MFC-420CN acts up occationally. Remove the new cartridge, hold it as you would to install it, Rotate it to the right about 45°. Snap it with the back of a finger (dislodges any air bubbles in ink feed). Reinstall cartridge (ensure it is fully seated. This works for both Brother cartridges and the eforcity cartridges I've been using for the past couple of years. HTH
Lou

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I Need to Print


Sadly in a word, 'No'.

Here is the exact answer from Brother:

Your Brother machine is designed to stop ALL printing operations
(printing from the pc, printing received faxes and printing copies or reports) when any of the ink cartridges are empty. This is to ensure the life of the print head and maintain premium print quality. If the unit were to continue printing, print jobs and cleaning cycles would suction air from the dry cartridge and damage the printhead. Even if you print in black only or change the print settings to MONO or GRAYSCALE to avoid printing in color, the programmed cleaning cycles would still suction the dry cartridge, because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink nozzles.

The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink cartridge or cartridges.

While memory is available, black and white faxes will continue to be received into memory. If a color fax is being received, the Brother machines HANDSHAKE will request the fax be sent as black and white fax.

All faxes received into memory will automatically print once the ink cartridge is replaced.

NOTE: 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 unauthorized third party ink and/or cartridges.

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I have changed all of my ink cartridges;but the black mode will not print,the color is working fine.


After replacement of each ink cartridge the machine will display "Did you change?" for each colour. If one or more do not come up with this message you may have a problem.

Check each cartridge for the black flag is moving up and down with the liquid in the ink cartridge. If it stuck firmly tap it on a table until it is freed.

Another problem if the black sensors in the ink supply unit are pushed back it may not read the cartridges. If visably they look pushed back (usually only two) I can let you know how to correct.

Finally the mainboard in the machine can fail causing some inks not to read but you can not resolve this yourself.

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Unfortunately there is no fix for this problem as the system board is corrupted. Try powering the machine of from the wall socket and then powering back on. If this doesn't work the machine will be more cost effective to replace.

One question though is it an original cartridge that is installed if not install a new original ink cartridge.

Cheers J

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I know this is a dumb question but did you remove the tape off he bottom of the ink cartridge? Also sometimes if you are using a generic ink cartridge the machine may not recognize it. Make sure the cartridge is seated in properly and that it is in the correct location. (not color spot). Hope this helps. John

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