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You can download the Brother printer drivers from their support WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer to download : - http://www.brother.com.au/ProductsSolutions.aspx

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I have a brother mfc 3360C fax and it gives me error message 50.How do I reset the machine.


How to the Reset Purge Counter on a Brother Printer (With a Numerical Pad)
The 'Unable to Clean: Machine Error 46? message prevents you from printing on your Brother inkjet printer. It is especially frustrating when you realise there no reason why you can't carry on printing other than this message. Continue reading to find out what makes me say this and how you can rid yourself of this error.
This guide will deal specifically with Brother inkjet printers that have a number pad on the front of the printer. If you printer has a touchscreen as well as a numerical pad please see here. If however your printer does not have a number pad at all, the guide found here should be of use.

What is Error 46? 'Error 46: Unable to Clean' indicates that your Brother printer believes the ink absorber in the base of your printer is saturated with ink and any further printing could cause ink to overflow. How full this waste ink tank is has been estimated by monitoring how many pages your Brother printer has produced and how many manual/automatic cleans have performed. Sadly this is not a particularly accurate method of measuring how full an ink absorber is and the majority of the time your printer could prints hundreds of pages before there was any danger of any ink escaping. However getting the waste ink tank changed and resetting the counter can be an expensive procedure if you get a service centre to do it on your behalf. In many cases owners of Brother inkjet printers report the cost of the procedure outweighs the value of their printer.
With this in mind we suggest resetting the purge counter of your Brother printer using the method described below and continuing to use it until waste ink begins to overflow inside/outside the printer. This ensures you get the most out of your printer and can avoid replacing it until it becomes necessary to do so. I do however recommend you protect any surfaces around the printer should you decide to reset the purge counter to save any surfaces becoming stained with printer ink.
What printers will this reset work with? This reset procedure should be compatible with almost any Brother inkjet printer with a numerical keypad on the printer itself (and not touchscreen panel) and has been tested on every current compatible printer at our disposal. You can find a full list of compatible printers below:
Brother MFC-210C, MFC-215C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3342C, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-425CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN, MFC-640CN, MFC-640CW, MFC-820CW, MFC-235C, MFC-260C, MFC-240C, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-680CN, MFC-845CW, MFC-885CW, MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-295CN, MFC-297C, MFC-490CW, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-5895CW, MFC-6490CW, MFC-790CW, MFC-990CW, MFC-J615W, MFC-J220, MFC-J265W, MFC-J410, MFC-J415W, MFC-J430W, MFC-J5910DW, MFC-J625DW, MFC-J6510DW, MFC-J6710D, MFC-J6710DW, MFC-J6910DW, MFC-J825DW
If you have a printer with a numerical pad not covered above and find the purge counter reset works for you then please let us know so we can update our list.
Video Guide Purge Counter Reset Instructions Please note that some of the terms used below to describe buttons may change from one printer to another. For example:
  • START may be down as MENU or SET on your printer or be a green button
  • STOP may be referred to as EXIT or a red button
Before you begin the reset procedure your Brother inkjet printer needs to be in maintenance mode, but depending upon the model of your printer the method of doing this will vary. For most modern Brother printers please try the following:
  1. With the printer turned on and ready to print remove the power cable from the printer (or turn the printer off if you have a fixed power cable).
  2. Hold down MENU/SET/START and re-insert the power cable/turn it back on.
  3. Keep the button held down until the screen reads MAINTENANCE.
If your screen does not now say MAINTENANCE it will need to be put into maintenance mode using one of the two methods below:
  • Printers with a built-in Fax: Hold down MENU/SET/START and quickly press * 2 8 6 4.
  • Printers WITHOUT a Fax: Hold down Menu/Set and the Black Start key before pressing the UP arrow four times.
Now your printer should say MAINTENANCE on the screen and you are ready to begin the process of actually resetting the purge counter.
  1. Type in 80 using the numerical keypad.
  2. Use the DOWN key to locate the purge counter. eg. PURGE0060025
  3. Use the number pad to enter 2783 (this should zero the numbers after PURGE).
  4. Press STOP/EXIT to return to the first stage of maintenance mode.
  5. Press 9 and 9 to exit maintenance mode.
Your purge counter is now reset and you can now resume printing as normal. If however this has not cleared the error message I advise going through this guide again following the instructions to the letter. If the error persists please let us know.
I hope you have found this guide useful. If however you have anything to add or any further questions please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments.

Jun 02, 2015 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Need installation driver disc for a brother mfc 9840 cdw copier


You can download the Brother printer drivers from their support WEB site. Please click on this link and select your model printer to download : - http://www.brother.com.au/ProductsSolutions.aspx

Aug 10, 2012 | Brother MFC-9840CDW Laser Printer

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Hi I have a trouble with my MFC-5440CN brother machine the massage is reading error 46 please can you help


Hi! It seems the purge counter has reached its limit, to reset it follow these steps:
  1. Press "Menu" and then press *2864 in quick succession ("maint" should displayed and all the lights on the printer should be flashing).
  2. Press 80 then keep pressing the black/mono start button until "purge count" is displayed.
  3. Press 2783 to reset the purge count.
  4. press the stop/exit key.
  5. press 99.
  6. The printer should return to normal.
You should also purchase a new ink absorber for the printer and install it as soon as possible, it can function like this but requires a replacement.

Jul 04, 2011 | Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet...

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HOW DO I CLEAN THE PRINTHEADS ON BROTHER MFC 6890 CDW


Each Printer has a function to clean the heads and alight the matrix.

Check your user Manual or just use the front panel of your printer and look if you can find it there.

Some top of the line Printers do the cleaning of their heads periodiaclly by itself.

May 26, 2011 | Brother MFC-6890CDW Printer

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I have mfc 290 c all in one problem t gives error no 46 what i cando tell me please


This is caused by the performed purge sequences reaching its limit. To reset the counter, press menu then press *2864 within 2 seconds ("maint" should be on the display and all the lights should be flashing, if not try again), then press 80, then keep pressing black/mono start button until screen displays "purge count", press 2783 to reset purge count, then press stop/exit key, then press 99.

Mar 16, 2011 | Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother MFC-420cn Message appears,


Hi you can try this is for your error and please call back and let us know if it worked for you so others can do the same.Solution:
  • Machine off
  • Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
  • Press 80
  • Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
  • Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
  • Press the "stop" button.
  • Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.
All the Best: Pineworks


Jan 30, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother mfc-7420 - unable to print


OK Try
Solution:
  • Machine off
  • Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
  • Press 80
  • Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
  • Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
  • Press the "stop" button.
  • Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.


All the best

Jan 29, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a bigpond supplied 2wire wireless internet modem (2701HGV-W) which works seemlessly with my laptop running XP-sp2 for internet and email. Recently I purchased a Brother MFC 6890-CDW which offers...


Check if it's recognised on the local area network etc,make sure driver is installed and you may need to reset all pc,router etc to get connection.Now remember you need a router for this to work,with only a modem it will not function.You also need to restart all instruments etc before it's picked up by the router and the network..Google a bit and it will solve this.Make sure it uses wifi and not bluetooth as then it will need the right bluetooth connection to your pc..

Jul 27, 2009 | 2wire (1000-000057-000) Modem

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