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Maintenance mode on a MFC-240

I know its menu ---> black ---> up three times to get into maintenance mode, but what are the commands?

brother doesnt help at all.... of course.

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mike,

just press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up quite quickly one after another to get to the maintenance menu.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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With in 2 seconds you have to hit Menu,*,2,8,6,4
Continue even though you hear the 3 beeps.
When it does into maint mode press 88
That is parts counter reset
Scroll to the part and hit ok.
Press 99 to exit Maint mode

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

eliza_syafik
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SOURCE: Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"

clean unable 46,see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user guide.Plase help me to splve this problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

pineworks
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OK Try
Solution:

  • Machine off
  • Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
  • Press 80
  • Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
  • Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
  • Press the "stop" button.
  • Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.


All the best

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-260C no black ink

i have the same problems....any solutions?

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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Welcome to Fixya. To fix error 46 on borhter printer please follow the steps below.


1) Enter machine maintenance mode

- FAX 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).

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