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No colour I'm sure the nozzels are plugged .I was away for 4 months and the ink store owner said he hear's people having the same problem with brother printers. The ink dry's up.The black work's fine.

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Re: no colour

Run a powerpurge:

press menu then start mono (b/w) then 4 times arrow-up button.
The machine displays maintenance and all button will flash.
press 7 then 6 : claening_all . Press 3: powerp_all press start mono. machine will run a power purge.
In case your are outside the US/CAN press 0 then 9 afterwards. Machine will print test sheet. If you are from US/CAN leave the maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9 and run the printing manually by pressing ink etc.

You may have to run the power purge 3 times.

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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I have never used my printer to print with the colored ink just mainly the black and i just purchased my printer a few months ago now when i go to print it says i am out of ink

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Each time you swich on the prnter the noise you hear is the priming pump sucking the ink, in the case of brother printers it is then deposited into a large sponge at the back of printer. Also cleaning the print head too often can empty your inks very fast!
Also when you print BLACK a fine film of another colour is usually printed first! then black over prints...
It is the reason many printers will refuse to work if you do not have all inks in place.

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leaving the maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9.

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Unfortunately, like most multi cartridge ink jet printers when one ink is empty the printer will cease printing regardless of whether you just want to print in black and white and you have plenty of black ink left. I have heard of people tricking the printer into believing the cartridge is full by placing coloured tape etc in front of the ink sensing device but I am not sure how the Brother senses the ink levels as i have some aftermarket ink cartridges for mine which seem to be completely non-opaque (unlike the originals). The need to have colour cartridges in even if you only ever print with black ink is good news for Brother as the MFC-210c uses a large amount of ink during it's routine cleaning cycles (that you cant stop) and will empty all 3 cartridges in under 6 months without ever printer a single drop of colour ink. Sorry about all the bad news, at least your not alone......

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