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Fax mach 1800c brother

I put a new black ink cartrage in but the other colors a dry, i have fax in memory how do i get the fax to print?

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I have replaced all the ink cartridges but the faxes still come out blurred.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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Although you may not use the other colours the cleaning assembly cleans all the cartridges hence the other ink gets used. To trick the machine into thinking there is ink in the cartridge, place some black tape over the top of each cartridge facing front of the machine. This fools the sensor into seeing no reflected light and reads that there is ink in the cartridges you do not use. Pleas enote that if you do this on a long term basis it is liley the head will dry out and may damage the head - use this advise to get urgent prints out.

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