Question about Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Unit Waste Lots of Ink

Hi, I took my Brother MFC-3220c in for the upgraded computer replacement, Brothers had mailed me about. No cost. Now the fax machine cleans the heads every hour or so and wastes a lot of ink for nothing. I have had to stop using it and have it boxed up, sitting in my garage. I would LOVE to use it again. Can you help? *Oh, and can I set it, so it only does black and white faxes? Color costs too much and I usually need only black and white documents/copies anyway. Sincerely, Richard Amovernshaker(at)gmail

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Since my original posting back in Aug07, I have two other ideas. 1. Only turn it on when you need to use it, and/or 2. replace all ink cartridges with black ink. Both ideas somewhat reduces it's functionability, but it may help a little.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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I have had the same problem, so I decided to use the fax only for sending faces. I took the ink out of the machine so

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Over a month ago I called in and spoke to someone in customer service (technical). He isolated the problem to a new software change from Brothers that I needed to install. That person was to mail out that...


Many upgrades to software are available for download from the brother.com site.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc3220c_us

Any upgrades should be available at the above link that would show up on a cd that was promised.

However, I read on the following website that the upgrade is available on the 'Windows 7 Update' rather than the Brother DVD:

http://www.brother-usa.com/lp/windows7compatibility.aspx

Do you have Windows 7 running with this MFC 3220C copier printer?

Good luck on making your brother printer work for you.

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Thats up to you. request a repair cost and compair it to the cost for a new one. Your choice mfc 9700 is a good unit. Upgrade to a MFC 4100n its one of the best brothers makes. Hope this helps.

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I had the same problem with a Brother MFC3420C after replacing the print head with a new one the same error 41 occured 4 weeks later.

I finally fixed the problem (see photo's) and sent the parts back to Brother :-)

Don't buy Brother Inkjet technology its all ****!.

Their laser technology seems to be much more robust and reliable, have had a Brother HL-1440 since 2004 and its still running well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48446421@N05/sets/72157623635891898/

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1-did you try removing the chip?
2-the ink is not the problem, check the sponge on the bottom of the printhead in the home position.

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No, its not possible. The problem is likely the ink has dried in the purge unit or one of the small tubes going to the waste pad. The new printhead is the fix for the ERROR 41. The problem is there is sometimes other things that go bad, purge unit being just one example. One of the biggest problems with inkjets is that consumers leave their printers alone for long periods of time and the ink dries and clogs the tiny hoses inside. Even the ink cartdriges are just ink tanks, I have replaced those many times and have seen bad ones that just won't flow, replaced the inks and it works fine. You also have to put in the id# for the printhead after you replace it. Did you do that or get the instructions?

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