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Re: Error 41. Unplug machine and call Brother
Hi there Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a Brother service centre while if it is under warranty. If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer. Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.
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Error 41 means the head drive voltage has not been turned from Low to High within the specified time.
It is a major problem for Brother and they are well aware of it.
It boils down to this... It needs a new print head and 4 new cartridges to prime it with. Call Brother and complain like heck! There have a been a huge amount of these head failures! A new head costs around $100.00 but if you call Brother, they will replace it.
Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a Brother service centre while it is under warranty. If it's out of warranty then it is cheaper to purchase a new, non Brother model. If you have been using non-Brother cartridges or refills, they can have too much water in them and it erodes the print head after a while. Usually just after warranty has expired!
Error 41 refers to the printheads which is a common problem with Brother machines. The printheads will need to be replaced. On some machines, Brother has extended the warranty to cover printheads because of the excessive failure rate. Contact Brother to see if you qualify and they may send you new printheads along with easy instructions to replace them. Also please rate this solution with a fixya rating. Thanks!
This is the only reference I could find on error 41:
How can I clear the message Machine Error 41 from the display? (ME41)
Machine Error 41 indicates a mechanical malfunction of the Brother machine. Unplug the unit from the power source and then plug it back in.
If the error message continues to be displayed on the LCD, please call Brother Customer Service at 1-800-284-4329 for assistance. The Customer Service center is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, excluding holidays
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.
Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.
Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.
I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.
There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".