Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Printer says ink near empty

I replaced the black and yellow ink catridges when they ran out but the printer hasn't recognised them as being there. The message reads....Near Empty Black....and Near Empty Yellow....even though they are full. When I print something, it's is very dull...almost black and white. There is no evidence of the red or blue either. I have turned the printer off, removed and re-installed the catridges but nothing is working....very frustrating. Can anyone help. How do I reset the printer???

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 832 Answers

See here:

Posted on Sep 07, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

My black ink button on my pixma mp495 printer is blinking. Why?

A B LED light denotes that the black ink cartridge is running low.
A C LED light denotes that the colour ink cartridge is running low.
If the alarm light is on (lightning bolt in a triangle) it should be accompanied by an error code.
Canon MP495 - Error Codes If the printer displays an error message, the following information should help to diagnose the problem.
The led screen on the printer will flash a letter E and will then be followed by two numbers:
Error Description More Info Error E02 The machine is out of paper or will not feed. Error E03 Paper jam or output tray is closed. More Info Error E04 The Cartridge cannot be recognised. More Info Error E05 The Cartridge cannot be recognised. More Info Error E07 Cartridge is not installed in the correct position. More Info Error E08 Ink absorber is almost full. More Info Error E13 The remaining ink level cannot be detected. More Info Error E14 The Cartridge cannot be recognised. More Info Error E15 The Cartridge cannot be recognised. More Info Error E16 The ink has run out. More Info Error P02 Carriage encoder error. More Info Error P03 Line feed error. More Info Error P07 The waste ink absorber is full. More Info Error P08 Print head fault. More Info Error P10 Print head fault. More Info Error 5100 Carriage Encoder error. More Info Error 5200 Print head fault. More Info Error 6000 Line feed error. More Info Error B200 Print head fault. More Info Error 5B00 The waste ink absorber is full.

Feb 24, 2015 | Canon PIXMA MP495 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I put a yellow ink cartridge in printer and it is new but the printer is saying yellow cartridge is empty so i am unable to print anything what do i do

Did you remove the plastic Seal undernith your ink Catridge, also check for any dry ink deposites where the yellow catridge sits in the catridge carriage box, if present use an alcohol cleaning pad to clean the carriage and re-install and verify.

Dec 03, 2010 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

1 Answer

On my HP Business Inkjet 1200 the black/magenta/yellow lights are flashing but not the cyan. Neither the printhead or ink cartridge light is lit. With 3 out of 4 lights lit what is the printer complaining...

You may be using non original ink catridges, the printer chip will not recognise so flashes as if needs replacing.if refills are original printer chip may need to be reset.

Feb 03, 2018 | HP Business Inkjet 1200dtn Printer

1 Answer

Canon mp460 printer. refilled cartridge not recognised

Dear Sir,

This is deffinately due to catridge circuit problem.Canon suggest that we have to replace emptied catridges with new genuine canon catridge they dont suggest refilling and also not give any support for refilling catridges. So you can replace catridge with new one.
This Happens due to weakining of catridge circuit portion or may long period printer not in use.
If you not want to replace catridges i will give you the possible hints it may fix refilled catridges.
1.Clean the catridge circuit portion with soft cloth,care must be taken that there is no smudge or ink traces on catridge circuit.
2.Clean the ciruit of printer catridge placing box present inside the printer .wipe out the any sumdge or ink traces.
Then re install the catridges. give the print if it shows error press resume button continuosly. I think it will fix your problem.
If it is not solution is replace the catridge with new one.

good luck

Aug 26, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

4 Answers

Problem with One Color (Yellow) not printing on Epson R280

Hello sir; Why don't try to press "resume" key before you print.

Apr 17, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX5400 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I am unable to get the black ink cartridge to print although I recently changed it and calibrated the printer. Computer recognises that it is not empty.

take the catridge out and reinsert the catridge after shaking it well and again place it inside the printer will work ......

Oct 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Printer says ink near empty

Black electrical tape works like a charm on a Brother MFC-465CN. Thanks for the tip! :-)

Jan 16, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

257 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

478 Answers


Level 3 Expert

379 Answers

Jim Keysor

Level 2 Expert

329 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides