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Brother mfc640 started printing light to nothing

I remove ink when I am away and store it sealed. Relace when I return. Unit printed multiple pages then faded, then a blank page. No error messages.

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check your ink level your most likely out of ink. make suer your printer is selected as the default printer in orinter settings from control pannel.run a printer head clean up

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Try putting the cartridge in and sliding it to the right to make sure it is making a good connection. Try to make sure the cartridge door is shut firmly as to open the Laser shutter which allows the laser to write to the drum. If the laser shutter is sticking this may help.

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You might be having a clogged nozzles, if you want you can try to dismantle and check on the nozzles, heres the link on how to check it just click HERE

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Regarding your recent inquiry about the HP 96 or HP 96 ink cartridge poor print quality problems with your HP printer (i.e. severe print fade, streaking, degraded or missing colors), we suggest you perform the following corrective steps to help resolve the issue:

Cartridge & Printer maintenance should be evaluated - ensure both ink cartridges and flex cable contact surfaces (where the cartridge interfaces to the carriage inside the printer) are thoroughly clean: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

1) Gently blot the cartridge Nozzle Plate with a damp lint-free towel/wipe - a small amount of ink should be dispensed, and be visible, on the towel (all 3 colors should be present for a Tri-color cartridge).

2) If no ink is dispersed from nozzle plate (i.e. visible on towel) or ink cartridge completely fails to print on paper after installed in printer, then more drastic cartridge and printer cleaning steps will likely need to be performed to recover ink cartridge (NOTE: foam inside cartridge can dry out and become very hard - the foam must be moist with ink to function correctly (i.e. ink flows and wets the nozzle plate). Refer to 'clogged ink cartridge recovery' video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2818

Providing the ink cartridges are clean, the problem may be caused by a dirty wiper blade or poor seal in the service station (capping station where the ink cartridges park when not in use) and this is causing the poor jetting / print performance issue you are observing. Remove the ink cartridges and thoroughly clean the wipers and seals: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

If the issue continues then please refer to 'Troubleshooting' section on our website - the printer manufacturer websites are also provided here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=106

Run a quick printer 'self test' (see link below for instructions) or print one of the Inkjet411 test prints to evaluate cartridge performance (i.e. 4-color test print): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

Advanced HP Printer Diagnostics (i.e. printer self tests, etc.): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

You can also check our 'Print Quality' page of the 'General Information' section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow additional suggestions provided, particularly if the cartridge is not causing the poor image quality problem (i.e. printer driver settings issue): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

If the poor print quality problem persists please return the cartridge to Costco and request the operator to 'stamp test' the ink cartridge.

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NOTE: If your printer works routinely after inserting a brand new HP integrated ink cartridge in it, this will confirm that the ink cartridge's internal foam was too dry to recover or the internal micro-electronics were electrically damaged.
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Ink Cartridge Refill Store Map Locator: http://www.go2ris.com/

Our network of retailers stand behind the product and performance - guaranteed. Customers who have questions regarding the use of refilled ink cartridges can visit http://www.inkjet411.com or contact us directly at INKJET411HELP@GMAIL.COM

NOTE: If you need to purchase a new ink cartridge(s) in the interest of saving on original manufacturer ink costs, we suggest you try a remanufactured ink cartridge from http://www.inkplicity.com/ as their ink cartridges typically have the lowest cost in the USA, have a high reliability rating, provide a 1-year warranty and free shipping over $20.

For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com

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I have a Brother MFC-210. It was working well. When I moved and hooked it back up. It was printing some pages fine and then it started printing double like 3d. Started with a few words. Now the whole page...


Check the alignment. Press the key for Ink or Ink Management on the Control Panel. Select Test Print (the up/down arrows) and hit Menu/Set or Set. Select Alignment and press Menu/Set or Set. Next hit Mono (Black) Start. Look at the Alignment Sheet that prints out. Press 1 if the number 5 sample matches line 0 for both 600 and 1200 DPI samples. Press 2 and then the number for the line that matches that matches the 0 sample.
Then press Stop/Exit. Repeat this for color printing by using the Color button.

You should also check the Print Quality. (Very similar menu choices - just choose Print Quality after choosing Test Print but you only need to hit the Color button to print the test sheet.) This will initiate a cleaning cycle for any poor quality ink test pattern. You will need to respond Yes or No for the print quality and each ink (if you answered No). If you do the cleaning 5 times with problems, replace the cartridges in question.

Finally try cleaning the printhead (Press Ink or Ink Management and then 1 for cleaning) If 5 repeats do not help, contact Brother support, the print head may need to be replaced. (Unfortunately, this isn't the only reason for the problem. Once you put in a print head, it isn't returnable. It could be that the entire printer is ready for recycling.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jun 24, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Black ink will not print (new out of box).


If cleaning doesn't work you should talk to your retailer or Brothers support. Don't think they can expect you to use up all ink cleaning cartridges when the machine is straight out of the box..

Jun 01, 2009 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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Printed pages are blank


Remove the ink cartridges and verify that you removed the entirety of the protective film from the contacts. The printer can't use the carts if it can't actually see them.

Apr 14, 2009 | Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN...

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Will not print


 ARE YOU USING BROTHER INK??? I MEAN BROTHER OEM INK.? WHAT YOU CAN TRY IS TAKE A PAPER CLIP AND INSERT IT ABOUT 1/4 OF INCH INTO THE AIR HOLE ON THE CARTRIDGE, SOUNDS LIKE WHEN THE SEAL WAS TAKEN OFF, THE ADHESIVE FROM THE SEAL STAYED ON THE CARTRIDGE BLOCKING THE HOLDE. GOOD LUCK SR BROTHER TECH

Dec 01, 2008 | Brother MFC 7300C InkJet Printer

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Printer ink faint or not at all


The problem comming from leaser unit.

Aug 08, 2008 | Brother HL 5250DN Laser Printer

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MFC640-CW how to remove printer head


DO NOT remove the ph!

What you can do is to run the initial set-up for carts:

Place ORIGINAL ink carts into machine!

Press menue then start b/k cpoy then fourtimes arrow up. machine turns to maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4 then start b/k copy. machine initializes the carts and do some very special cleaning. When finished press 7 then 6 then 3 then start bk copy. Machine runs an exrta power cleaning. press 0 (Zero) then 9 to print a test print.

If your lucky the cheap ink hasnt affected the ph nozzels.

Do refill the original carts with a mixture of glycerol (from drugstore) and DYE ink (e.g. jettec) only:
For C/Y/M mix 3ml of 85%-Glycerol with 10ml of DYE ink.
For BK mix 2ml glycerol with 20ml of BK dye ink!

Shake very well and wait a few minutes to let the airbubbles out of the mixture before refilling!

The glycerol prevents the nozzles from drying out ;-)

May 07, 2008 | Brother MFC-640CW All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother MFC 9700


Remove your drum unit and you will see on top of where the drum unit sits inside your machine is a piece of glass(inside the machine). Wipe the glass with a soft dry cloth. If this do not work, remove your toner cartridge and see if the toner is spread evenly on the cartridge.

Mar 17, 2008 | Brother MFC 9700 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Black ink not printing


Having had the same problem on my 425cn Brother with the black ink, I'm told that the solution is hot water. I goes something like this: remove cartridge, place in container with hot water for a while, remove allow to dry completely, replace, perform clean cycle and print test page. Apparently it's imperative to dry completely and stand cartridge upright. The warm water thins the ink, and remove (apparently) blockages. I cannot verify that this works, but will try it this weekend and let you know! If the housing that the ink cartridge can be readily removed, take that out and clean in warm water. Again dry very well before returning. Be care full that ink becomes runny and may leak out of cartridge and make a mess - so work carefully.

Feb 13, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer will not print- blank returns


make sure carts are placed well and secured.

press menu then start bk copy then four times arrow-up (tel. index). machine switches to maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4 then start bk copy. machine will refresh ink in tubes and ph and do some cleaning. after that press 7 then 6 then 3 then start bk copy. machine will do a power purge. after that leave mode by pressing 9 then 9. Run a quality test print by pressing ink etc.
If you still cant see any colors the ph has dryed out. If you see some blocks try a manual cleaning (pressing ink shift to cleaning etc.). If the next test print out still is bad the ph is clogged due to generic ink and cant be cleaned anymore. In both way ph needs replacement.

Dec 08, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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