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Install yellow cartridge when already installed on display

During a print the machine made a grinding noise but continued to finish the print job. The printed pages were fine then they started blurring, then the left side of the pages were not visible. My display tells me that I need to install the yellow cartridge, which is already installed. Now I can not print at all. I need help.

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I would try removing all cartridges, turn of the printer, turn it back on and wait for the error messages, then reinstall the cartridges.

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Mfc 5860 red printing green - already checked print levels. all are fine.


1. Confirm that the colors are incorrect by printing a Print Quality Check Sheet

a. Press INK.

b. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Test Print.

c. Press OK.

d. Use the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Print Quality.

e. Press OK.

f. Press COLOR START

The machine will generate the Print Quality Check Sheet.

2. The LCD will ask "IS QUALITY OK? 1. YES 2. NO"

a. Press STOP/EXIT to return to the "Date and Time" display.

3. Evaluate the Print Quality Check Sheet.

On the Print Quality Check Sheet each of the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of 96 individual blocks. The colors should appear in the following order from left to right: Black - Yellow - Cyan - Magenta.

NOTE: Cyan is the light blue color and magenta is the pinkish color.

a. If the colors on the Print Quality Check Sheet do not match the sequence listed above then the ink cartridges are most likely installed in the wrong order. Continue to STEP 4 to resolve this.

4. Open the Ink Refill cover.

5. Open the cartridge covers of the colors that do not appear in the correct order.

6. Remove the cartridges and reinstall them in the correct slots. On Brother Genuine Cartridges the color of the label will match the color of the cartridge cover.

7. Run a "Setup Purge". A Setup Purge is necessary to replace the ink in the ink supply tubes with the correct color. One or more of the ink cartridges may run empty during this process. If they do, replace the empty cartridge with a Brother Genuine Ink Cartridge before continuing the process.

a. Press MENU - BLACK START - MENU. The LCD will display Maintenance.

b. Press 7-6, The LCD will display CLEANING ALL

c. Press 6, the LCD will display eINIT__P ALL

d. Press the RIGHT ARROW key until one of the colors that was installed incorrectly is displayed. i.e. eINIT__P CYAN.

e. Press the BLACK START Key.

  • After the machine completes the Setup Purge it will return to the Standby Display.

8. Print another Print Quality Check Sheet

a. Press INK.

b. Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Test Print.

c. Press OK.

d. Use the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Print Quality.

e. Press OK.

f. Press COLOR START

9. The machine will generate another Print Quality Check Sheet.

a. If all four colors printed correctly the issue is resolved.

b. If one or more of the colors are still not printing in the correct order repeat STEPS 4 - 8.

Feb 17, 2011 | Brother MFC-5860CN InkJet Printer

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Noise while printing - Diagnosis Pt 1


<p>Unexpected noise (such as clicking, thumping, or grinding) from an branded device are heard during printer operation.<br /> <br /> <span><b>NOTE: </b></span><br /> Noises can be caused by a number of things, some of which may not be addressed in this document. This document deals strictly with the isolation and potential resolution of known noises through troubleshooting.<br /> <p>The following table describes some of the noises to be expected in a printer functioning normally:<br /> <span>Noise occurs:</span> <br /> <span>Additional information:</span> <br /> During power-up<br /> When the printer periodically makes humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/left side of the printer, the printer is actually cleaning the ink cartridges. This is a normal operation for the printer. This sequence may happen in the following conditions:<br /><br /><br /> <ul> <li> <p>Before and/or after printing<br /> <li> <p>During power on <br /> <li> <p>After the printer has been on standby/idle for some time<br /> <li> <p>After replacing a cartridge<br /> <li> <p>In the middle of a long print job (such as printing many photos)<br /></li></ul> During printing*<br /> <ul> <li> <p>Paper pickup: There will be some noise during paper pickup due to the movement of rollers and gears.<br /> <li> <p>While printing: The unit has printed a few lines or the paper has been fed into the printing area. There will be some noise during printing due to the movement of rollers, gears, carriage and paper (paper feed and ejection).<br /></li></ul> During paper ejection*<br /> At the end of the print job, there is a louder clicking noise as the paper is being "pushed off" to the output tray.<br /> During copying/scanning<br /> The scanner may make pulsing and dragging noises as it scans portions of the document or it may make a long rolling sound if it is doing a continuous scan. After scanning, it will make a long dragging noise as the scanner is brought back to the home position (could be on the left or right side).<br /> Post-printing with no additional jobs in the queue<br /> Post-completion of a print job and without another job in queue: At the end of a print job, there will be a noise on the left/right side of the printer as the pens are being capped. The printer may try to do this a couple of times, which is normal.<br /> Between print jobs<br /> The printer may make humming and buzzing sounds as the carriage assembly moves around on the right/ left side of the printer during the cleaning of the ink cartridges.<br /> In the accessories<br /> There may be some noise associated with accessories (ADF, duplexer, etc.) during the initial positioning and during normal operation.<br />

on Mar 10, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Canon MP 460 An Error Message Is Displayed On The LCD


An Error Message Is Displayed On The LCD
If an error message is displayed on the LCD, take the corresponding countermeasure described
below.
Message Action
There are no photos in memory
card.
There are only invalid images on the memory card.
Photo data edited/processed on a computer should be printed from the
computer, not from the camera.
There is no paper. Reload the paper correctly and press [OK].
The paper is jammed. If paper has jammed in the machine, clear the jam, reload the paper in the
machine correctly and then press [OK].
Ink has run out.
U041
Replace the FINE Cartridge, and close the Scanning Unit.
If printing is not finished yet, just press [OK] on the machine to continue
printing in the “no ink” state.
Replace the FINE Cartridge with a new one as soon as possible after
printing finishes. The machine may be damaged if printing is continued
under the ink out condition.
The following ink cartridge cannot
be recognized.
U051
U052
U053
U059
The FINE Cartridge may not be installed properly, or the Cartridge may not
be the compatible with this machine. Install the appropriate FINE
Cartridge. If lines are misaligned or the resulting output is not satisfactory,
carry out the FINE Cartridge Alignment.
Some ink cartridges are not installed
in place.
U075
U076
Confirm that the FINE Cartridges are installed in the appropriate positions.
See “Replacing A FINE Cartridge” on page 75.
The ink absorber is almost full.
Press [OK] to continue printing.
Contact the service center.
The ink absorber is almost full. Printing will no longer be possible once
the ink absorber is full. Contact the service center immediately. Press [OK]
to continue printing.
Incompatible device detected. Depending on the model or brand of your device, you may have to select a
print mode compliant with PictBridge before connecting the device.
You may also have to turn ON the device or select Play mode manually
after connecting the device to the machine. Perform the necessary
operations according to the instruction manual supplied with your device.
If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a
digital camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this
machine. Use a digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with
this machine.
Auto head align has failed. Make sure all required boxes on the head alignment sheet are filled in, and
that the sheet is set in the correct position and orientation on the Platen
Glass.
If the machine is connected to the computer, you can align the FINE
Cartridge using the MP Driver. Follow the procedures described in the
Printer Driver Guide.
The following ink may have run out.
U162
This FINE Cartridge may have previously been used, or the ink may have
run out. The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled
since the remaining ink level cannot be correctly detected. If you want to
continue printing without this function, press [OK]. Canon recommends to
use new genuine Canon Cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities.

on Dec 08, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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WHILE TEST PRINT CYAN INK NOT SHOWING WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR


This issue will only occur if an ink cartridge(s) is or was installed inthe wrong position (slot) in the machine. When a cartridge is installed, the ink tube system is filled with the ink from the cartridges, to prepare the machine for printing. If the cartridge is inthe wrong position the tube will fill with the wrong color.


NOTE: If you just installed or replaced the ink cartridges and your printed documents are missing colors please refer to the solution - I just installed or replaced my ink cartridge and my printed documents aremissing colors. What can I do? Blank


To resolve this issue you will need to clean the print head.


NOTE: It may require 10 to 15 cleanings to clean the ink tubes and print head. During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to completethe cleaning process.


1. First verify the position of the ink cartridges:


a. Open the ink cartridge cover and check to make sure the ink cartridges are in the correct order.


b. Starting from the left side, the correct order is Black, Yellow, Cyan(blue), and Magenta (red).


- If the ink cartridges are installed in the correct order, close the ink cartridge cover and continue to STEP 2.


- If the ink cartridges are not in the correct order, remove the ink cartridges that are installed in the wrong position by pressing down on the release lever(s), located above the ink cartridge and remove the cartridge(s) from the machine.


Next, reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the correct position in the machine by gently pushing the cartridge in until it clicks.


When all the cartridges are installed, close the ink cartridge cover.


2. After closing the ink cartridge cover, the LCD will prompt - Did youchange XXXX (XXXX = the color) This message will be displayed for ink cartridge that was removed. Press the - (Minus Key for No). This willkeep accurate data of how much ink is left in the cartridge.


1. Press the INK key.


2. Press OK to select Test Print.


3. Press OK to select Print Quality.


4. Press the COLOR START key.


5. Review the Check Sheet. The colors on the Check Sheet should be in a specific order: Black, yellow, Cyan (Blue) and Magenta (red).


a If the colors on the Check Sheet are in the correct order and are notmissing any dashes, press + (Plus Key for Yes) on the key pad and continue to STEP 7.


b If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - (Minus Key for No) on the key panel and continueto STEP 6.


6. The machine will need to perform cleanings to flush out the incorrectcolor or dried ink from the ink tubes and print head.


a. The LCD will ask you BLACK OK. If black is fully printed and is the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


b. The LCD will ask you COLOR OK. If any of the 3 colors (yellow, cyan (blue), and magenta (red) are fully printed and are the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


c. The LCD will say START CLEANING + for YES and - for NO. Press + for YES to start cleaning. The machine will go through a cleaning cycle that will take approximately one to two minutes.


d. After the cleaning is completed, the LCD will say PRESS START. Pressthe BLACK START key. This will print out the print quality check sheet again for you to check and see if your print quality issue has been resolved or not


NOTE: If you wait 1 minute after the cleaning cycle is completed, the display will return to date and time. You will need to go back to STEP 3 to print the Print Quality Check Sheet again.


e. If the ink color order is correct and all of the dashes are present, press + on the key pad to select YES and continue to STEP 7.


If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - key to select NO. Repeat the cleaning process byfollowing STEPS 6a through 6d. You may have to perform this procedure up to 15 times in order to clean the ink tubes and print head


NOTE: During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to complete the cleaning process.


7. Test by printing the document that had the reported problem (wrong color printing).

Dec 08, 2010 | Brother DCP 165C Compact Color Inkjet...

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Lexmark C510 is making grinding noises while printing large jobs


I found another posting stating that the culprit was the black toner cartridge. Sure enough I changed our black cartridge and the grinding noise has stopped. No wonder the grinding noise was not happening all the time only when the black cartridge got low. Thanks for the help!

Oct 15, 2009 | Lexmark C510 Laser Printer

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Grinding noise only when printing a large print job


It is passable the grinding noise is coming from one of the toner cartridges in the printer.

Check for any toner cartridges which are stiff or difficult to turn by hand
Replace and refilled toners or compatible toners with original manufactures toners.
If you have alternative toners available replace each toner in turn to see if the cause can be identified to a particular toner.

Mar 26, 2009 | TallyGenicom 8008 Laser Printer

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Constant yellow blinking light, no paper jam


I found this on the HP support site:

The power light is on, and the resume light is blinking.

c00109831.gifc01272271.gifc00109834.gif The printer might be waiting to complete a print job or to receive data from your computer.

Solution

Wait for the printer to finish the current task. The printer is waiting for the ink to dry on freshly printed paper.

Solution

  1. Remove the paper with fresh ink.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might be out of paper.

Solution

  1. Load paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press the resume button.
The printer might have a paper jam.

Solution

Clear the paper jam. If the resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared,

OR

if the print carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise, then follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover of the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cable from the wall outlet.
  4. Movethe print carriage toward the middle of the printer (this proceduremight take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Remove the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover.
The printer may be ready to eject banner paper.

Solution

Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.

Mar 14, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5550 InkJet Printer

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Black ink full won't print on pages


Here is resource page and "No cartridge " error info:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/faq/faq_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=dcp110c_us

Why does my machine's LCD show "NO CARTRIDGE" even though I have already installed all the ink cartridges?
Description:
If the message "NO CARTRIDGE" remains on the LCD after you have installed the ink cartridges, then one or more of the cartridges may not be properly installed. Verify that the cartridges are installed correctly by following these steps:


Note
    Cartridges that have already been installed are no longer vacuum-sealed, so it is very important that these cartridges remain upright. If a cartridge is removed from the machine and placed on its side, air may be introduced into the ink supply tubes. As a result, repeated cleaning will likely be required before normal print quality is restored.

  1. Unplug the machine from the AC power outlet, wait approximately 10 seconds and then plug it back in.
    If the date and time appear on the display, the issue is resolved. If the display continues to show NO CARTRIDGE, continues to Step 2.

  2. Open the scanner cover by lifting it from the right-hand side until it locks securely into the open position.

  3. Remove the black ink cartridge by pulling the white plastic hook (locked over the edge of the ink cartridge) toward you, then lifting the cartridge out.

  4. The LCD should prompt you to install the black ink cartridge.

  5. Reinstall the black cartridge. Press down FIRMLY on the top of the cartridge until it is fully seated. Push the white plastic hook towards the cartridge to verify it is fully latched over the cartridge's top edge. Repeat STEPS 2 - 4 to verify each that of the color cartridges (magenta, cyan and yellow) is installed properly, then continue to STEP.

  6. Close the scanner cover. The unit should begin cleaning automatically.
  7. Good luck, Joe
  8. Please remember to rate all Techs who assist you for free :)

Jul 31, 2008 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Say's empty


If you still need help:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/faq/faq_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=dcp110c_us

Why does my machine's LCD show "NO CARTRIDGE" even though I have already installed all the ink cartridges?
Description:
If the message "NO CARTRIDGE" remains on the LCD after you have installed the ink cartridges, then one or more of the cartridges may not be properly installed. Verify that the cartridges are installed correctly by following these steps:



Note
    Cartridges that have already been installed are no longer vacuum-sealed, so it is very important that these cartridges remain upright. If a cartridge is removed from the machine and placed on its side, air may be introduced into the ink supply tubes. As a result, repeated cleaning will likely be required before normal print quality is restored.

  1. Unplug the machine from the AC power outlet, wait approximately 10 seconds and then plug it back in.
    If the date and time appear on the display, the issue is resolved. If the display continues to show NO CARTRIDGE, continues to Step 2.

  2. Open the scanner cover by lifting it from the right-hand side until it locks securely into the open position.

  3. Remove the black ink cartridge by pulling the white plastic hook (locked over the edge of the ink cartridge) toward you, then lifting the cartridge out.

  4. The LCD should prompt you to install the black ink cartridge.

  5. Reinstall the black cartridge. Press down FIRMLY on the top of the cartridge until it is fully seated. Push the white plastic hook towards the cartridge to verify it is fully latched over the cartridge's top edge. Repeat STEPS 2 - 4 to verify each that of the color cartridges (magenta, cyan and yellow) is installed properly, then continue to STEP.

  6. Close the scanner cover. The unit should begin cleaning automatically.
Please remember to rate all Techs who assist you for free :) Joe

Jun 01, 2008 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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PRINTER WON'T ACCEPT NEW INK CARTRIDGE


From the Brother solutions website:

If the message "NO CARTRIDGE" remains on the LCD after you have installed the ink cartridges, then one or more of the cartridges may not be properly installed. Verify that the cartridges are installed correctly by following these steps:


Note
    Cartridges that have already been installed are no longer vacuum-sealed, so it is very important that these cartridges remain upright. If a cartridge is removed from the machine and placed on its side, air may be introduced into the ink supply tubes. As a result, repeated cleaning will likely be required before normal print quality is restored.

  1. Unplug the machine from the AC power outlet, wait approximately 10 seconds and then plug it back in.
    If the date and time appear on the display, the issue is resolved. If the display continues to show NO CARTRIDGE, continues to Step 2.

  2. Open the scanner cover by lifting it from the right-hand side until it locks securely into the open position.

  3. Remove the black ink cartridge by pulling the white plastic hook (locked over the edge of the ink cartridge) toward you, then lifting the cartridge out.

  4. The LCD should prompt you to install the black ink cartridge.

  5. Reinstall the black cartridge. Press down FIRMLY on the top of the cartridge until it is fully seated. Push the white plastic hook towards the cartridge to verify it is fully latched over the cartridge's top edge. Repeat STEPS 2 - 4 to verify each that of the color cartridges (magenta, cyan and yellow) is installed properly, then continue to STEP.

  6. Close the scanner cover. The unit should begin cleaning automatically.

Dec 09, 2007 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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