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Mfc 210c-new brother ink cart-blk Help test/clean instruction ??

I can't find my manual and i need help cleaning and testing after putting nin a new black cart

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Press the "ink" button, you will then see "test print" on the display. Press the top of the joystick like (labeled search/speed dial) wheel until the display changes to "cleaning"; then press Set. Press Set one more time to select the color black. Cleaning should start.

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