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Printer problem Hello I have a Brother printer # MFC-3220c which reads Error 41. What does that mean and can it be corrected?

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    machine error message 41 and told to unplug the machine

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It needs a new printhead. I have heard you can find them on ebay. A service center would charge you too much to be feasable. Not because they want to rip you off but because they have to make a profit like any other business.

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My printer has an error #41 on the screen what


THE ERROR 41 INDICATES AN INCORRECT VOLTAGE COMMING FROM THE PRINTHEAD, THE PRINTHEAD WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AND THE HEAD I.D. WILL NEED TO BE RESET, ALSO, BROTHER RECOMENDS THAT YOU CHANGE ALL OF THE INKS TO NEW INKS. THE RESETING OF THE HEAD I.D. CAN ONLY BE PREFORMED BY AN ATHORIZED BROTHER SERVICE CENTER. THIS REPAIR CAN NOT BE PREFORMED BY THE END USER. I HOPE THIS HELPS.

Apr 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Error Message


Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while it is under warranty. If it's out of
warranty then it is cheaper to purchase a new, non Brother model. If you have been using non-Brother cartridges or refills, they can have too much water in them and it erodes the print head after a while. Usuall y just after warranty has expired!

Oct 23, 2009 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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My fax machine is saying error 41


Hi there

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

Jun 10, 2009 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Error 41 near empty black and near empty cyan.


first, the error 41 will eventually come back sooner if not later.
error 41 means that your printhead is failing.
the error that its giving you now is that your black and cyan cartridges are empty. there are 4 colors in your prnter.

May 31, 2009 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer will not print


Not good this is your printer head.


Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

Mar 28, 2009 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Error 41 MFC 3220C


WELCOME TO THE ERROR 41 DELIMA. YOU WILL NEED A NEW PRINT HEAD, MAY BE U CAN BUY ONE FROM A BROTHER DDEALER AND INSTALL IT GOOD LUCK

Jan 27, 2009 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Mfc-3220c reads error code 41


Error 41 is the print head. Depending on the age of the machine, Brother may send you a refurbished unit.

May 31, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother MFC 3220c machine error 41


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/

Jan 12, 2008 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Brother MFC-3220C


Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.

Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.

Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.

I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.

There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".

Nov 15, 2007 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother MFC-3220C plane paper fax


unfortanatly error 41 means that the printer head needs to be replaced. Got this from the horses mouth. I called the internnational tele # at 1-800-284-4329 and they told me you would need to take in the machine to have this repaired. You can look in your book for a # to find a servicer or go to http://www.brother.com Good Luck

May 12, 2006 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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