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Brother mfc5460 ink absorber pad

Replace ink absorber pad

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SOURCE: Error 46 - Ink absorber pad full apparently

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Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-465CN printer. Need a fix for error 46.

The problem is due to the fact that Brother machines excessively self-clean. Each time they self-clean a small amount of ink is dumped in to a holding tank/sponge. When a predefined number of self-clean operations have been performed, the machine refuses to print and gives the error message you have stated. Brother state that the tank/sponge must be replaced before the counter is reset, again by a Brother agent.

However, there is a way of reseting the self-clean counter yourself - if you Google your model number and the error code somewhere in the results you'll find how to do it. The only risk of doing this without changing the tank/sponge is that it will eventually overflow and leak out the bottom, but I did my Brother all in one some time ago and have had no problems yet.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: error 46,the ink absorber pad is full.

first, try to establish if this really is full absorbent pad, remove power cable from the back, wait 20sec, press menu/set key, insert power mains - in most brother printer/faxes this will display machine error code. if this is code 46, you are on the money, your absorbent pad is full (not necessarily, only counter is showing it as such in most cases).

we will asssume that counter is showing full and therefore reset it again to zero:

1. after machine code is displayed, key in "80",
2. go down with arrow key till you find "purge counter"
3. type "2783" this should set counter to "0"
4. press "stop/exit"
5. press "9" twice
6. remove cartridges from craddle
7. remove power cord
8. insert power cord back
9. switch on printer
10. insert cartridges back

if that do not work, then maybe really you need to replace absorbent sponge... it is done under warranty and if not technician in service centre.

if you want to do it yourself, remove cartridges, remove fron cover and on the right hand you will have "offending" sponge. either clean it (absorbent, lint free tissue is fine to remove excess first, then few drop of water and repeat draining process with tissue several time, at least till "cake" from the top is removed. best of course will be to replace the sponge with new one.

after that you still need to reset counter. in another way - follow steps...

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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SOURCE: how to replace ink absorber

No necessary at all.

Posted on Feb 02, 2011

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SOURCE: how to reset brother j125 printer's ink absorber full

how to reset brother j125 printer's ink absorber full

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I have never heard of replacing ink absorber pad? My printed has stopped because it says the absorber pad is almost full. Where can I buy, how do I fix


When you select clean print head the ink that is pushed through it is collected by an absorbent pad directly under the print head This pad can be removed, washed with water and reinstalled after it dries.

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Brother MCF-J4710DW says ink absorber almost full and won't print? Never heard of ink absorber. Where can I purchase replacement and how do I do it


Many ink-jet printers have a pad in the case to absorb the ink from cleaning cycles. Often these show "full" long before they are actually full, and you can reset the counter and continue using them. I found your answer here:
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Ink absorber full


This video shows you how to reset the counter so your printer will work again. However, it doesn't solve the problem of your absorber being full of waste ink. I recommend placing the printer on a towel in the event that the absorber overflows. This will avoid ruining the table your printer is sitting on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzJwuCpVOc

Here is the parts list if you wish to order the pad. It will take most of an afternoon and be very messy. Not for the novice. Your best bet is to reset the printer and use it until ink physically leaks out of the machine - then replace it.

http://support.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Technical/Parts%20Manual/PM_DCP_J125_MFC_J220_J265w_J270w_J410w_J415w_J615W_J630W_EN_5179.PDF

If you do fix it yourself. You will need the following:

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Brother,Printer,Part,LS4699001.aspx

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Brother,Printer,Part,LS5136001.aspx

I have no experience with this vendor. It's just the first one that came up in Google that wasn't in the UK.

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My brother dcp-330c was unable to clean 46


If you are giving the error as 46 see below the error chart fix. I hope this gets you going and thanks for using Fixya. The number is 800-284-4329 What the error is saying is shown below. I copy and pasted so let me know if it doesn't show up for you and thanks for using FixYa.

Error 46 Ink absorber pad is full...replace it contact brother customer service.
46 The ink absorber pad is full and needs replacing. Please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".

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The Ink absorber pad of my Brother MFC-240c printer is full. How do I replace it and where is the pad located?


I have all pads removed but I having difficult time finding new pads, no local supplier here in London, Ontario,Canada, found one supplier in the United kingdom for £11.99/$30.00, not sure if this is reasonable cost, I also need the pad which is located at rear of ink cartridges. Any advice/direction wil gratefully appreciated, thanks, Mark.

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How do I replace the ink absorber pad, where in the printer is it.


Hi There
To get at the ink pads all the printer goto be taken apart it a big job, you cant miss the ink pads when you open the printer apart it one big mess of ink there.

All the best Pineworks

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Ink absorber pad is full


You need to replace the waste ink absorber and then reset the counter. These can be obtained from some suppliers of ink and spares etc, otherwise you will need to contact Brother in your country or take the unit to a service engineer.

Generally when these errors occur the waste ink absorber needs replacing, if not your images will start to degrade in quality and you will start to see ink splays / splodges appearing as well as random spots and ink patches. In the mean time press RESUME /CANCEL to continue printing.

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What is a The waste ink absorberves


The waste ink absorbers on a Canon are a set of pads underneath the entire printer engine, they cover just about the whole bottom of the machine, on a Brother it's a replaceable box filled with absorber pads. Both have to be replaced by a shop to reset the counters and clear the error.

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Unable to Init. 46


Your Ink Absorber box is full. The machine cleans its print nozzles by blasting them out with ink; it collects that waste ink and pumps it into a plastic box filled with thick, felt pads. After a certain number of cleaning operations, it decides it's not safe to squirt more ink into the box and gives this Error 46. Replacing the ink absorber box and flushing box and resetting the purge counter is fairly complex. Maybe someone has instructions all typed out, but your best bet is probably to take it to a Brother tech.

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