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Wont print anything

It keeps saying machine error 41 to unplug and call brother but i lost my sheet that had the number on it nad so i cant copy, print, scan, or fax.

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Re: wont print anything

Just buy a new printer. These are junk an will do the same thing with a new print head in about the same time as your last one did. Screw Brother!!!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Re: wont print anything

Move the ink cartridge carriage (the printhead) to the middle of the printer like you're going to change cartridges.  Take out all the ink cartridges.  There should be two black springs on either side of the printhead.  Remove these and the printhead should pop out.  Clean the nozzels (the little parts that squirt out ink) and reassemble.

If this doesn't work, then you'll have to replace the printhead.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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Error 41 brother all in one :Performed Print Quality Check Sheet $ times. The test sheets became closer and closer to being 100% correct, then error 41 pops up

Machine error 41 is "defective print head".Try to turn off the printer and wait 10 min.Then turn on, if the error continue showing your printer need service.

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Wont clean, wont print, says to see user guide, cant find paper jam or foriegn objects, starts to do clean then stops and says unable to clean

Unplug the device from power cord, then press and hold the menu button.Plug back the device.On the LCD you'll see the "machine error" code.If this code is "machine error 40, 41 or 4f" the print head is defective.If the machine error is 46, this is the waste ink tank full.Then follow this procedure:

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 thiscombination, the purge numeric value will be reseted to 00000.

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Error 41. Unplug machine and call Brother

Hi there

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

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Fax machine says error 41 unplug and call brother.

unplug all the connections and reconnect everything back.also checkout for any blocked paper or any paper jam.also remove and check out the cartridges from the printer and reinsert.either its the internal circuit failure error and has to be repaired to make it proper. thanks.

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Hi - I have a Brother printer/fax/photocopier/scanner MFC - purchased about 3 years ago. I can't lift it to find a serial number because my right arm is sprained. But I can tell you it uses "LC 31...

No, I didn't fix it. It says "Error 41. Unplug machine and call Brother." I figure it means it's crapped out. I don't wanna pay to have somebody tell me I need a new one?! Brother oughta be offering Error advice for free to bring folks back as repeat customers. If you have any free advice - it'll earn a future customer! Thanks for your time. Robin

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if you have an error 41 the machine wont print any more due to a short circuit in the print head.

plz check error message.

anyway, if you have received error 41 you need a new printhead or better (because its cheaper) a new mfc.


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Will not print

You have a major error, probally head stuffed error 41, to find out your error press menu starte and up 4 times, this may show error if not then input 82 set, error will display.

Post back if need more info

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Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.

Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.

Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.

I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.

There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".

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Brother Error Codes
RAM clear (most models)
Quickly press function * 2 8 6 4
Display should read maintenance
Press 0 1 for a full ram clear, or 9 1 to retain user data
Display should read reinit for a few moments then redisplay maintenance
Press 9 9 to exit the maintenance mode
Other maintenance mode switches:
01 ram clear (see 91 below)
02 scanner initialize (feed a white sheet, then a black sheet)
05 white level
09 print test
10 modify soft switches
11 print configuration list
16 panel test
19 CML test
20 signal test
21 tonal test
23 filter RX
54 scan edge
55 scanner area
66 test print memo
75 display drum life (if enabled on laser models)
76 reset drum life counter (laser models)
91 parameter initialize (user programming remains intact)
95 protection
B2 error = scanner or power supply error
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Machine Error 41

Error code 41, Print cartridge is bad and gone out. Needs to be replaced by authorize dealer for just under $100.00 ($55.00 part & $40.00 Labor).

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