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My Brother MFC-6890CDW is displaying the error message Unable to Init. 50. What do I do?

I tried to clean the encoder strip, it makes some weird noises whenever I close the scanner cover now. Before I tried this, it was displaying 'Unable to Init. 5a' or something like that. PLEASE HELP!

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SOURCE: unknown error message UNABLE TO INIT. printer just stopped working

press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow up. machine switches to maintenance mode. press start bk copy. what two digit error code does the display show off? Post here again

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SOURCE: clean brother encoder strip

The encoder strip is barely visible thru the top in front of the printhead, if you can see it without taking all apart, you use a Q-tip just damp with water and wipe each side as far as you can reach.

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SOURCE: MFC-240C PRINTER DISPLAYS "INIT UNABLE 4F" WHEN TURN ON

Hi there
With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-465CN says 'Unable to Print 5A'

Hi there

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.

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Clean the plastic encoder strip thoroughly

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In order to access both ends please follow these steps

1. After the error message is displayed on the LCD or display, open the scanner cover, so the print head is visible.

2. Press and hold the Stop/Exit key for 5 seconds. The print head will move to the middle.

3. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.

4. Use a clean lint free cloth dampend with a bit of alchohol and clean both sides of the encoder strip thoroughly. Move the print head from side to side to allow access for cleaning of the entire encoder strip.

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The encoder strip is barely visible thru the top in front of the printhead, if you can see it without taking all apart, you use a Q-tip just damp with water and wipe each side as far as you can reach.

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its possible your encoder strip came off of the printhead assembly.

you will need to check by taking off the scanner assembly, then the upper cover.

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In case you have an error 50 you have to open the printer cover and to reinsert the encoder strip which is out of position into the ph. This occurs sometimes after a serious paper jam.

search error 50 for dcp 110, 115 or mfc 210 here. its the same procedure.

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Paul,

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Read my post here (same issue and same procedure):
http://www.fixya.com/support/t272288-unable_print

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