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Brother mfc-685cw ran out of black ink

I changed the cartridge but got an error saying no black cartridge?
I put it in & out several times but it still says the same thing

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  • thomascote Feb 06, 2009

    didn't do the trick

  • bevlippa Feb 23, 2009

    I don't use prntr very much but ink runs out. Changed the black and was ok.Now yellow out - changed it but screen says "ink empty". I turned mach. off and restarted. Still doesn't work What to do now?

  • gildabarton Apr 04, 2009

    My Brother Printer/fax MFC-685CW indicates "Ink Empty", I have changed the cartridge but the machine still reads "Ink Empty", What should I do ?

  • hesperian Apr 14, 2009

    I had problems with this on my MFC 685 CW too.  It didn't seem to know when there were cartridges in the slots or not, and the trouble is, that until it figures out a cartridge has been removed and replaced, it will not ask you if you replaced it.  And until you are able to respond that you replaced it, it will not reset the number of dots that can be printed with that cartridge and it continues to report that it is empty.  I had to send the printer back for this issue when it was still under warranty, and now this replacement printer is doing the same thing.  I am really disgusted because now it is not under warranty any longer.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my brother MFC-685cw will not photo copy?

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I had this problem and after shaking the cartridges (all of them) and putting them back, turning the machine on and off I noticed the printer wire was under one of the feet of the machine. One of these things worked and I believe it was the cable under the machine confusing the machine..............not very technical I know but just in case,,,,,,,,,,,fingers crossed

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