Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
The printer will not print Red or Yellow. 'Cleaning' option from LCD control panel does not help. Print Quality check diagnostic does not print any REd or Yellow squares. I've replaced the Red and Yellow Ink Cartridges, and cleaned the wells they sit in. Brother Diagnostics does not report this as an issue.
Did you use third party carts? If yes, buy original brother ink carts and do the cleaning cycle again. If you are lucky the printhead isnt clogged due to the third party ink which has not the additives and glycerin needed for the printhead to run without probs. In case the head is clogged there is nothing more what you can do. Sorry! A replacement might costs more than a new mfc 440cn!
Did you use third party carts?
If yes, buy original brother ink carts and do the cleaning cycle again. If you are lucky the printhead isnt clogged due to the third party ink which has not the additives and glycerin needed for the printhead to run without probs.
In case the head is clogged there is nothing more what you can do. Sorry! A replacement might costs more than a new mfc 440cn!
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
Steam Jet Clean the print head . Remove your print head. Using the Steam Jet Cleaner (preferably over a trash can to catch the mess!) position the Steam Jet Cleaner nozzle over the inkjet heads and pull the trigger for 1-2 seconds. Steam will jet through the inkjet clearing out stubborn clogs. Of course, colored steam / hot water will fly out the underneath of the print head so be sure not to get in its way. Repeat this process for all inkjets in the print head.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Feb 13, 2014 | HP PSC 1209 All-in-One InkJet Printer
If the yellow ink is not printing here's what you
Clean the Printhead & Print a test page by doing the ff:
1. Press the Ink Management button press the Up or down arrow key to
select Test Print, then select Print Quality press OK and press
Black or Color START. Check all the colors including the black & check if
there are any missing dots and if there are any colors not printing correctly.
2. Press the Ink Management button on the control panel and select
cleaning press ok
3. Press the up or down arrow key to select Color press ok and press
*After the cleaning process the printer will ask you if the quality is
OK, press up or down to select yes or no, and it will ask you whether black or
color is ok, once you have selected you're answer press Black or Color START to
print another test page. Compare the 1st and 2nd test page if it's
improving, you may need to do this 3-5 times or until you get a better quality
Hope this helps.
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Apr 03, 2011 | Brother DCP585cw AllInOne InkJet Printer
Do the following to
clean the print head:
INK key on the control panel.
the DOWN arrow key until CLEANING appears on the LCD.
the DOWN arrow key to select BLACK, COLOR or ALL depending on what you
want to clean.
The machine will
clean the print head. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back
to Ready automatically. If you are experiencing a print quality issue, we
recommend you repeat the print head cleaning for each color showing an issue
at least five (4) times.
If you are
experiencing a print quality issue and want to see if the cleanings are
improving the print quality, print a Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS) after the
first cleaning and then print another PQCS after repeating the print head
cleaning steps at least three (3) more times (4 total cleanings).
You can then compare the two Print Quality Check Sheets.
Do the following to
print a Print Quality Check Sheet:
Press INK key on the control panel.
TEST PRINT will appear on the LCD.
Press OK. PRINT QUALITY will appear on
Press COLOR START.
machine will generate the Print Quality Check Sheet (PQCS). On the PQCS each of
the four colors is represented by a slanted square pattern made up of 96
individual blocks. The colors should appear (from left to right): Black -
Yellow - Cyan - Magenta. Cyan is the light blue color and
Magenta is the pinkish color.
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