My printer says it's unable to clean 46? it's a mfc printer LC-51 Series ink
Please note that this error code appears when the container in the printer that is responsible for storing used / discarded ink is full or registers as full.
The following instructions will guide you through the process of resetting the printers self clean counter so the error will go away but in the event that the ink absorbing box is actually full and this is not an erroneous message the error message will trigger again immediately.
Machine Error 46 - Purged Ink Box Full MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C
machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the
internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An "initial
purge", for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When
the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is
generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the
printer becomes unuseable.
When an internal Machine Error 46 is
generated, the user will see an "Unable to Clean" external message and
will be unable to use the printer. The "Unable to Clean" external
message can relate to many different internal error codes however.
user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the
mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key,
re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal
Machine Error Code will be displayed.
If there is a Machine Error
46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber
box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent
sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge
counter to zero.
Resetting purge counter MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C
Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan
lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode,
otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.
models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys
within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence
within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).
(non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press
the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode).
Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to
call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).
Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log
information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the
25th item in the list.
4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.
5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.
Also please note that if the ink box is full and the error code is reset the printer may begin to spill out excess used / discarded ink.
I suggest purchasing a new ink absorber box and installing it.
May 04, 2011 |
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