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Brother MFC 5440CN Low Ink problem

I´ve a Brother 5440 cn i replace the cartiges but the message low ink doesn´t go off and when i tilt the lever to release the cartridges is as if i did nothing i guess before the printer showed messages on the steps on the replacing process

Can anyone help me with this??

Thank you all for the help provided

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  • elsped63 Feb 17, 2009

    The new cartridges have ink yet it says on the LCD screen no cartridge I've tried everything still cant figure it out

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Sam problem here

  • bastaing Apr 15, 2009

    hi All of you.
    I have same problem and I have not resolved yet.
    Is there some one who help me ?

    thanks a lot.
    miki

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Maybe you can try reinstalling the driver or if the cartridge was bought from 3rd party, you might want to buy one directly from the manufacturer.
Good Luck.

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Your machine is equipped with an ink dot

counter. The ink dot counter automatically

monitors the level of ink in each of the 4

cartridges. When the machine detects an ink

cartridge is running out of ink, the machine

will tell you with a message on the LCD.

The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low

or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD

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correct order.

Even though the machine tells you that an ink

cartridge is empty, there will be a small

amount of ink left in the ink cartridge. It is

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cartridge to prevent air from drying out and

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a Open the ink cartridge cover.

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b Pull the lock release lever down and

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shown on the LCD.

c Open the new ink cartridge bag for the

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d Remove the protective yellow cap (1).

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If the protective yellow caps come off

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e Each color has its own correct position.

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f Lift each lock release lever and push it

until it clicks, and then close the ink

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g If you replaced an ink cartridge, the LCD

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new one. (For example,

Did You Change Blck?) For each

new cartridge you installed, press 1

(Yes) to automatically reset the ink dot

counter for that color. If the ink cartridge

you installed is not a brand new one, be

sure to press 2 (No).

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2. Open the ink cartridge cover. This cover is located on right-hand
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4. Take the ink cartridge out of its protective bag.

5. Carefully remove the yellow protective cap from the ink cartridge.

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protective cap.

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  2. Open the ink cartridge cover. Pull the lock release levers down and take out the ink cartridges.

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  1. Reinstall the ink cartridges and lift and push each lock release lever until it clicks, then close the ink cartridge cover.
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