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Printer head cleaning

I've put new ink cartridges in, all colours, and the black isn't working. I've cleaned and cleaned it and still the black isn't coming thru. I read that your expert says to deep clean the printhead to someone who was having the same trouble with red, but it didn't say how to do this. Anyone know please?

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Re: Printer head cleaning

Sometimes a cart doesnt work well because of mal manufacturing. Put in another brandnew black cart and do the cleaning cycle again. Its an advantage to use genuine brother carts! If you dont have any success try this: press menu then start/mono (b/w) then four times arrow up. maintenance should be displayed and the printer beeps. press arrow up til 7 is displayed. press enter. press arrow up til 6 in display. press enter. Display: Cleaning_All. press arrow up til 3 then enter: power_p all. Press start mono. machine starts power cleaning. After maintenance is displayed press arrow up til 0 (zero) then enter then 9 then enter. machine prints print quality sheet. In case there are only a few blocks in black repeat the above procedure. If you doesnt see neither any blocks in bk nor text after the second try be sure that your printhead is clogged and cant be cleaned anymore. This happens due to thirdparty ink which has pigmented ink instead of dye ink. Use only dye ink for brother printers!!!

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

Re: Printer head cleaning

If your print head is blocked, is the only solution to buy a new printer???

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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