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Screen says ,Unable to clean see trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in users hand book, when i refere to hand book it says remove any foreign objects ie ripped paper/paper clips or disconnect the macine for several minutes,or the machine has a mechanical problem but dosent say what problem. Any ideas

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hi every1 step by step
- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print
- CHEERS!

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

  • brianbailey3 Jan 16, 2011

    I am 72 but still a learner at this game.When the maintenance light flashed I thought a new printer as nobody could put it right.Then I found your site

  • ddhayes846
    ddhayes846 Jun 24, 2012

    Many thanks for this solution. I thought the printer was a goner but you just saved me the cost of a new printer plus the heartache of the wasted money for the stash of ink cartridges I had just purchased last month. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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