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Error 41 Hello. Each time I turn on my Brother MFC 4820c, it at first go through its booting process and then comes up with the error code #41. It is simply a very sensitive device in terms of handling. I have done some services to it myself like cleaning the blocked ink areas and it was working as at then. This error #41 came as a result of sending some documents to print with sufficient paper in the tray. It should have just make some beep sound to indicate that it has run out of paper, rather it gave an error. Hope the analysis helps in your troubleshooting. Thanks Gourgopal.

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Re: Error 41

Error 41 means that the printhead is defective and has to be replaced by a new one. The internal piezo-electric is rotten. Sorry, no way to repair the printhead. A new printhead is more expensive than a new mfc

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