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Brother printer/fax/copier i have changed the inks in my printer done everythink that the manuel says but it keeps telling me that the black ink is low it really is frustrating me

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Re: brother printer/fax/copier

Ok here goes . . . if the machine you are talking aboput does not have a screen ie. that you can browse menus on then you need to switch it off open the door/flap and switch it on holding down reset/demo button when all for lights become lit release the button and close the door/flap
if you are using a screened model then within the menus you should be able to get to "life counters" narmaly within the "printer optins/properties" menu and should be able to reset it from there.

this error occurs as brother machines do not know how much toners is in the cartride. instead they use a page count system eg. every xxxx pages you do it will say toner out

Hope this helps


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Re: brother printer/fax/copier

Nutty... are you using original brother OEM cartridges, or after-market rebuilt or equivilants? If you're not using original stuff, I highly reccomend that you do.


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