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I have Brother 9440. The yellow goes low much too often. It was suggested to cover up the sensor hole on the cartridge. But, I can't find it. Can anyone send a diagram or link?

How do I find the sensor hole? I am trying to cover it up, as others have posted ,to get more life from cartidge.

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Try doing a calibratiion from the main menu. the user manual will guide you

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Just cover the eyes (on both sides) that you can see in the bottom of the machine after removing the imaging cartrige with a small piece of electrical tape.

With printer switched on push the switch which is located inside the upper left side of printer (it is a small white switch) and then release it. 


Also try resetting the gear, take the cartridge out. On the gear side take off 2 screws, the black gear on top right side, with a small spring underneath. Just take it off and reset it (rotate clockwise) so it is not at the stopping point.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

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If your cartridge has a lever on the left side near the rear, it needs to be reset, and there's a lever inside on the left that can stick and cause that error. You need to wiggle and pull that lever until it moves freely again.

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Click on the link's below to follow the instructions

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I had this issue and I used a small (.5 x .5 in.) piece of black electrical tape to cover the sensor hole on the non-gear side of the cartridge. By covering the hole the printer is fooled into thinking the hopper is full of toner.

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I don't think there is a reset procedure for resetting MFC 3240c cartridges.
Professional refill facilities use a code reset device on cartridges.
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My suggestion: stay away from troubles and buy original cartridges.
Here is a link on howto:
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