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Help adjusting position of encoder strip

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The drivers should come inboxed with windows 7 on the official final versions. Later on the drivers also will be released on brother's homepage(s), but they usually take some time before uploading drivers to the homepage when new OS' are released. Try using the Add Printer Wizard and see if you're able to find the MFC-6490CW in the list of printers available.

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SOURCE: how to clean ink from encoder strip

Soap and water. Really!!

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-6490CW is not printing black

If it's under warranty you're in luck, you need a new printhead,LK3197001, around $80.00. I just replaced one yesterday in the shop for the same problem. I would call Brother customer service and see if they'll help cover the cost.
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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.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Brother MFC 6490cw and can't Get The

if you have done a couple cleanings and it has not helped, its one of 2 things, either your ink cartridge is empty and needs to be replaced, or the nozzles are clogged on the printhead, also air can be in the turbing causing it not to let the liquid flow.

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Unable to print 48


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.

Feb 25, 2014 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Unable to print 48


The encoder strip may be dirty and needs to be cleaned with a lint free cloth. The encoder strip is responsible for relaying the position of the print head to the main pcb. If the encoder strip gets dirty, many different problems can occur. The encoder strip is exposed, which allows grease, paper dust, finger prints, ink, etc. to get onto it. (it's the white strip when you open the scanner cover)
If the machine still errors, the encoder strip needs to be replaced or there may be a problem with the main pcb
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Jan 21, 2014 | Brother MFC-J220 All-in-One Color Inkjet...

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Error code 50 for a brother mfc-6490cw


you have to fix the encoder strip into right position within the ph carrier! do push the head left/right to see if there are waves infront of it. if so, fix the strip into position!


If you refill your carts use 2ml glycerol (from drugstore) with 10ml dye-ink: mix well before refilling. For bk use 1,5ml glycerol with 20ml bk dye-ink.

The glycerol prefents the ph/nozzels and tubesystem from drying up!

Nov 03, 2010 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Hello. I have a Brother MFC-6490CW A3 printer, and this morning I was printing and the paper jammed, I removed what I could manually however there is still some paper jammed that I can remove. The...


Hi Good day!!!

The paper jam you had probably lifted the long, thin, plastic encoder strip in the pathway out of its slot, giving the false indication of a paper jam. In order to put it back in its place, please carry out the following steps:

1) Lift the cover and remove the two plastic panels covering wires. Mark down the position of cables, then remove them, and remove the now-freed top scanner
section entirely.

2) Remove the screws from the top plastic shell. There's two in the back and four in the front. There's also two plastic tabs in the front that must be bent aside before you can remove the top shell.

3) Gently put the encoder strip back in its plastic guide, and check if you are able to get your printer to work all right thereafter.

If you are not comfortable carrying out the steps, I would strongly suggest you to have it repaired by your local Brother service center, without causing further complications.

Don't forget to vote thanks!!!

Nov 02, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Cant use my printer (brother mfc 665 cw printer


The paper jam you had probably lifted the long, thin, plastic encoder strip out of its slot. It is making the printer think paper is still jammed. Try gently pushing the strip back into the slot. You might have to use a screwdriver or other thin instrument to get to the strip.
Be sure printer is off when you do this.

Hope that helps.

May 26, 2010 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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UNABLE TO CLEAN 50


This means the encoder strip is out of position. You need a technician to repair it.

Apr 15, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Brother MFC-6490CW printer error unable to print 36


Any of the 30 series errors say that the carriage is not free to move from side to side across the paper. You need to look close on each side of the machine where the carriage travels to see if there's a paper scrap stopping it. Also the encoder strip could be out of the slot in the carriage assembly. If all is OK you need a shop repair to determine if the logic or carriage pcb's are OK.

Feb 09, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Printer says "Unable to print 70"


Usually that error means the encoder strip behind the carriage assembly is out of position or very dirty. Best to remove the top cover to correct, you might also find a scrap of paper either on the extreme right or left stopping the carriage from moving properly.

Sep 15, 2009 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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