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Help! I installed fresh brother cartridges last week..... as I was asked for them....

...the last cartridge was MAGENTA. I noticed that the color printed pages looked odd; I then made a document -- I formatted each color name with a matching hue, and then printed the page. AHA!! No magenta. Then I read the manual that came with this device (very obstruse) and Brother's PDF manual from their website. I repeated the cleaning process several times, and printed out test pages before and after that process. THE MAGENTA CARTRIDGE must be clogged or something. I bought it at Office depot. So frustrating!! Obviously, I need to remove this cartridge and inspect/replace it --but the problem is that I can't get to the cartridges without breaking the printer -- they are way to the right of the printing area, and I can't budge them. Turning the printo off doesn't work, either. I will be stuck with this problem for forever because the cartridges are only accessible when they need to be replaced. And the Magenta cartridge will always be seen as "full." Help!!!

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  • Barbara Rowe Jul 25, 2007

    What a clever solution.

    No, Brother's manual is HORRIBLE --all about sophisticated use of the device's faxing capabilities.

    The only way I can change settings is through the LCD display/menu options -- and those did not solve my problem.

    The Brother manual that I downloaded has more info on the printer, but does not address (pun intended) removing a clogged cartridge.

    I will let you know how this turns out.

    THANKS A MILLION!!!!

  • Barbara Rowe Aug 02, 2007

    I tried this several times --but the 4 printer cartridges always ended up in a spot where I couldn't remove/inspect the magenta one on the right side; still jammed into place.

    I couldnt do this with any of them.

    And neither the accompanying manual nor the online one address this problem.

    br

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The manual shout tell you how to move cartridges carrier to the exchange position. If it does not brute force moeth is to put to a clean operation then when the carriage is in the right place pull out the power cord. Also take a look at Look at www.fixyourownprinter.com for a solution to this

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The Brother MFC-240C uses an individual cartridge for each color (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta). When one of the cartridges is empty or near empty, the printer will tell you to replace that ink cartridge.

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

If you are replacing more than one color, repeat this procedure for each cartridge. Then, when you are finished, close the ink cartridge cover.

If you were out of ink or low on ink, the machine should recognize the new cartridge and perform the calibration process. If it doesn't automatically recognize the new cartridge, it will ask if you have changed one or more of the cartridges. Press "1" for Yes when it asks about a color that you replaced, or "2" for No if it asks about a color you didn't replace.

Once the printer comes back up to the ready state, print a color test page to verify that everything is working. If the test page comes out okay, the new cartridge is fine and you can either discard the old cartridge in the trash or save it to recycle. (But don't get rid of it before you are sure that the new cartridge is recognized and working correctly.)

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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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