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MFC 640CW not refilling with new ink cart.

My MFC 640CW is not refilling with new ink cart. im putting in. The machine keeps saying "ink empty cyan replace ink". I've replaced the orig carts with bought ones from the store for a number of months and have never had a problem.

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Re: MFC 640CW not refilling with new ink cart.

Unplug printer from power. Wait a minute. Take all carts out. Plug machine to power. mfc demands carts. Reinsert carts (have a look if they all filled with ink!!). If asked press 2 (No change) despite you use a new cart press 1 Yes cart changed.

Should work!

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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Re: MFC 640CW not refilling with new ink cart.

This worked on my MFC-640CW with the error "No cartridge, Install Cyan."

The problem occurred after moving the printer. All ink cartridges were untouched.

The problem followed the Cyan cartridge if it was in the Yellow or Magenta slot.

  1. Pressed On/Off
  2. Immediately unplugged printer.
  3. Pressed On/Off while unplugged.
  4. Plugged in printer.
  5. Pressed On/Off. (Printer said, "Shutting down." Allowed the cycle to complete.)
  6. Pressed On/Off to start printer.
Printer now said, "Cleaning," and job in PC printed automatically. The Brother Control Center 2 now says there is a tiny bit of cyan in the ink cartridge.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

Re: MFC 640CW not refilling with new ink cart.

Nothing seems to work, suggest don't buy brother printers, all have this problem

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Re: MFC 640CW not refilling with new ink cart.

Well, I have the same problem and I called to get advise and ran all the test and what the problem was is I did not buy new ink insted I refilled them with an ink refill kit and well the ink is not the same and can clog it up and you are going to have to send it off to get it fixed more than likely a new printer head or maybe it just needs cleaned that is what the guy told me on the phone that fixes them for a living and is certified through brother to fix their printers so if you bought a refill kit or did not use the brother ink then that is the problem

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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