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DCP-110c How do I get into maintenance mode on this model? I get the error 46 when I plug in and hold menu key. I have no number pad?  NON fax vestion. Ink pads were removed and cleaned. Please help

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  • Kevin Capatch Oct 28, 2007

    can you provide a servicepartner web link to buy tank

  • Kevin Capatch Oct 28, 2007

    The Brother site has been down for two days.  I am in 17837 Lewisburg, PA area if you can tell me a direct site

  • Kevin Capatch Oct 28, 2007

    Thanks - I will try to contact Middlecreek.  Once I have the part I will advise so you can assist in resetting the ink purge counter.

    Regards

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First things first:
You CANT clean the pads cause it wont take up any ink anymore! It will be as stone after drying.

Plz buy a waistinktank as a sparepart from a servicepartner brfor resetting the printer eeprom!

WARNING: You will definitley ruin the printer when not replacing the waistinktank by a new one!

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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    plz click your country here and search a service partner near you:

    www.brother.com

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    Mix-it-up Oct 28, 2007

    thats what I get from good ole germany ;-) when I search brother homepage with your zip code:

    MIDDLECREEK TECHNOLOGIES INC
    3032 N SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL
    SHAMOKIN DAM, PA 17876
    Distance: 9 miles
    Phone: 570-743-1401

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I have an unable to clean message on a 110c brother printer,trying to reset the counter


Resetting purge counter:

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state


I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

Sep 15, 2011 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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PROBLEM IS MY PRINTER SHOW ERROR CLEAN UNABLE 46


Hi

This is the counter inside the printer which stops the printer unless it is reset. Follow the below steps to do the reset on your printer.

How to Reset Brother DCP 110C, 115C, 120C, 130C, 135C, 145C, 150C, 165C, 185C, DCP 195C Printer

May 25th, 2011 • Printer
How to Reset Brother DCP 110C, 115C, 120C, 130C, 135C, 145C, 150C, 165C, 185C, DCP 195C Printer:
1. Press the Menu, then Mono Start key then press the UP arrow key 4 times to make the machine enter the maintenance mode and "ERROR 46′ pops-up in the display.
2. Enter maintenance mode 80: Select 8 by pressing the UP/DOWN arrow key and push OK key and select 0 and push OK key
3. Now Press MONO arrow key several times until you see PURGE:XXXXX
4. Select 2 and push OK, Select 7 and push OK, 8 and push OK, select 3 and push OK and the purge counter is now reset to 00000.
5. Press STOP/EXIT key to go to root of maintenance mode
6. Enter code 99 to exit maintenance mode: Select 9 and push OK, Select 9 and push OK.

Jul 24, 2011 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 46


When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an "Unable to Clean" external message and will be unable to use the printer. The "Unable to Clean" external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

Solution no. 1. (DCP-110C):

The proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

1. press buttons Set, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times.this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

3. press up arrow key several times to get to the Purge item

4. enter 2, 7, 8 and 3 using arrow/set keys to reset the counter

5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode

Solution no. 2. (DCP 115):

Here's how...

1. Pres 'menu', 'mono start' then 'menu' one by one...
2. Press the arrow up or down to go to 'maintenance 80'.
3. Press 'mono start' several times to go to 'Purge'. Finding the PURGE will show some numeric value which is I assume the number of times the printer had cleaned.
4. Press 'arrow up' key and scroll for number "2" then press "set". Do the same for numbers 7, 8 and

3. After you have entered this combination, the purge numeric value will be reseted to 0000.

That's it...

Solution no. 3. (for printers with numeric keypad):

Resetting purge counter on MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C:

1. Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode.

2. Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3. Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4. Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5. Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6. Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Jan 28, 2011 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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DCP-110c is showing machine error 46. I have followed instructions as per cene765 solution #1 withput success. I get as far as 'maintenance 80 display. Pressed 'mono start' many times but still displays...


Many thanks - I fixed the error 46 by following the helful solution provided below.

mydcp110c


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Hello!

Here is the "Unable to Clean" (code 46) solution:

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

Solution no. 1. (DCP-110C):

The proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

1. press buttons Set, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times.this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

3. press up arrow key several times to get to the Purge item

4. enter 2, 7, 8 and 3 using arrow/set keys to reset the counter

5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode

Dec 11, 2009 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My brother dcp 110c printer is unable to initiate and refers to routine maintenance - it does print out test sheets however and I have undertaken routine maintenance - not sure what else to do


Unplug the printer from power cord.Press and hold the "menu" button, then plug the device.You'll see on the LCD screen a "machine error" code.If this code is 40,41,49 or 4F the print head is defective.If the
error is 50 or 51 there is error in Purge unit and printer require service.If the error is 48 - defective print head cable or circuit board.If the error is 46 the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:
1. Pres 'menu', 'mono start' then 'menu' one by one...
2. Press the arrow up or down to go to 'maintenance 80'.
3. Press 'mono start' several times to go to 'Purge'. Finding the PURGE will show some numeric value
which is Iassume the number of times the printer had cleaned.
4. Press 'arrow up' key and scroll for number "2" then press "set".Do the same for numbers 7, 8 and 3.
After you have entered this combination, the purge numeric value will be reset to 00000.
5.Restart printer

Nov 13, 2009 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Does anyone have the reset codes for a brother dcp 115c printer. error code 46 unable to clean. can only find the instructions for the 110c on here.


Resetting purge counter:

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Sep 02, 2009 | Brother DCP 115C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Unable to clean


Hello!

Here is the "Unable to Clean" (code 46) solution:

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.

Solution no. 1. (DCP-110C):

The proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

1. press buttons Set, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times.this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

3. press up arrow key several times to get to the Purge item

4. enter 2, 7, 8 and 3 using arrow/set keys to reset the counter

5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode

Solution no. 2. (DCP 115):

Here's how...

1. Pres 'menu', 'mono start' then 'menu' one by one...
2. Press the arrow up or down to go to 'maintenance 80'.
3. Press 'mono start' several times to go to 'Purge'. Finding the PURGE will show some numeric value which is I assume the number of times the printer had cleaned.
4. Press 'arrow up' key and scroll for number "2" then press "set". Do the same for numbers 7, 8 and

3. After you have entered this combination, the purge numeric value will be reseted to 0000.

That's it...

Solution no. 3. (for printers with numeric keypad):

Resetting purge counter on MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C:

1. Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode.

2. Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3. Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4. Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5. Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6. Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Happy Printing!

Sep 13, 2008 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Errors list : 46, 50, A1


CP315C/310CN/120C/115C/117C/110C
(1) Press the (1) Press the
Menu and Mono Start keys. Menu and Mono Start keys. Next press the key four times to make the machine Next press the key four times to make the machine
enter the maintenance mode. enter the maintenance mode.
(2) Enter 8 and 0 by using the and (2) Enter 8 and 0 by using the and
Set keys.* Set keys .*
(*To enter a numerical code on models having no numerical keypad, press the key several times to (* To enter a numerical code on models having no numerical keypad, press the key several times to
display the numerical code to be entered and then press the display the numerical code to be entered and then press the
Set key. Set key. Repeat this operation for each Repeat this operation for each
numerical code.) numerical code.)
(3) Press the (3) Press the
Mono Start key several times until the purge count appears on the LCD. Mono Start key several times until the purge count appears on the LCD.
(4) Enter 2, 7, 8, and 3 by using the and (4) Enter 2, 7, 8, and 3 by using the and
Set keys to reset the purge count to zero.* Set keys to reset the purge count to zero .*
(5) Press the (5) Press the
Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode. Stop / Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
(6) Enter 9 twice by using the and (6) Enter 9 twice by using the and
Set keys to exit from the maintenance mode.* Set keys to exit from the maintenance mode .*

Mar 01, 2008 | Brother DCP 115C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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