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2 year old Brother MFC 3240C = Black is plugged

I have tried new bk. well. Emptying old one and filling it with every solvent I can think of . Alc. ,Detergent 20% water 80%, Hydrogen peroxide. Please some one must know a passage or tube in this thing I can clean out with something,I realize it may need to soak days. Thanks Jeff E

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I getting rid of mine with the same problem. No more Brother products.

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Bad print head or purge unit

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My old Win Vista computer died. Now I have a Win 8.1 desktop PC but I've lost my Brother ControlCenter3 software that came with my Brother MFC-3240C. Couldn't locate a download link.


It is possible that not all functions are supported. Manufacturers do not always support all product functions on new operating systems.

Nov 30, 2014 | Brother Printers & Copiers

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My printer wont print even after changing ink and cleaning


When cleaning doesn't help, you need a new printhead. Around $89.00 now and then you add labor. They sell a new MFC 490 for around $120.00 with a year warranty.

Jul 01, 2009 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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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.
Users that want to refill their own cartridges often use a piece of cellotape or plastic bag to cover cartridge sensor. This can damage printers head if ink goes too low and printer keeps printing.
My suggestion: stay away from troubles and buy original cartridges.
Here is a link on howto:
Reset ink sensor for Brother MFC 3100C - fixyourownprinter.com

Aug 17, 2008 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother 3240x


See this page. The models of Brother's cartridges for the MFC-3240C are as follows:
  • black: LC41BK
  • cyan: LC41C
  • magenta: LC41M
  • yellow: LC41Y

Jul 12, 2008 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother mfc210c


two ways to refill lc41:

drill a 2 mm hole into the brandname (e.g. O of brother ) on top of the cart. You can leave the hole open and leave the carts in the printer in future for further refilling ;-)

The cart can be refilled by inserting a syringe without a needle into the ink Outlet(!) at the bottom, too. Carefully press a 12ml for C/Y/M and ca. 15ml - 18ml for BK into the carts.


Anyway:
Do use DYE-ink only!
Important: You must mix the dye-ink with some 85%-glycerin alc. to keep the print head nozzels alive = 10ml ink with 2ml glycerin alc (drugstore).
For BK: 15ml ink + 1,5ml glycerin alc!

Feb 29, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Brother MFC 425CN will not print black


Have a look at the bk cart. Did you fix it well into position by clipping the support above the cart?
Can you see any difference by ink fuel before and after cleaning cycle? If there is no difference the valve is not open: drill a hole into the top cover and leave it open. Try another cleaning cycle again.

Nov 05, 2007 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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Black Won't Print On MFC 420 CN


Use another new genuine (original brother) BK cart. Do the cleaning twice only for BK. Wait some time (4 hours). If the ink has dryed up, the cleaning ink will break up the dryed one. Do the cleaning again. If it doesnt work, please write again.

Sep 18, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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