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Brother mfc 210c printer

When i turn the printer on, it says that "blank ink near empty" or something similar to this and it would not print in black ink. I tried a new black ink cartridge and it still does not print in black. it does however print in the other colours. how can i fix this black ink cartridge problem?

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I had the same problem. With your printer on remove the cartridge then put it back. Follow the prompts. All better now. Hope this helps you.

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Re: brother mfc 210c printer

Check ink cart if it is well placed into the ink cart assy. Do the cleaning procedure by pressing INK skip the arrow-button down until CLEANING is displayed. Press start mono (blue button). After cleaning cycle you are asked by machine to print a quality test sheet. Do so and follow display instructions. Do the cleaning procedure a max of three times! When there still is no BK the printhead either is clogged or dryed out. Sorry, this cant be fixed anymore.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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