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Air bubble in yellow ink line of a Brother MFC-240C

I have had my Brother MFC-240C printer for two years now and have never had a problem with it. Yesterday on a whim I decided to refill the yellow cartridge myself instead of purchasing an already filled cartridge. After doing this, the ink wouldn't come out. I tried the cleaning cycle but still no luck. I then purchased a new yellow cartridge, figuring this would cure it. The ink still won't come out. I noticed the plastic tube lines that hold the ink. In the yellow tube line are air bubbles. Is there a way to remove them, or is my printer a lost cause? Thanks, Abbynm

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  • abbynm Jun 26, 2009

    Can you explain further how to remove the print head? I started a print head cleaning and unplugged the printer to move the print head to the middle. I don't see the loop you were referring to. Also, are the ink tanks under the print head or is this in the area where the cartridges are? Sorry, the only thing I have ever had to do with this printer is unjam paper and change the ink cartridges. abbynm

  • abbynm Jun 26, 2009

    After running numerous cleaning cycles, it looks like the air bubble is out of the ink line. However, the yellow ink still won't print. Besides running the test print pages after the cleaning cycles, I also ran off about 20 pages just using yellow ink. Any suggestions at this point? Thanks, abbynm

  • abbynm Jun 26, 2009

    Can you please explain how to take the print head out? I have tried all the other suggestions that were given, but the yellow ink still doesn't want to come out. Thanks, abbynm

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With cost the cost of new printers so low why even fix this one, the cost to fix it will exceed the cost of a new one, that I am sure of 100% have allot of previous experience to support this statement as true..

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Yes, try taking them off.
But i think refilling those cartridges werent a good idea... :(
I just hope you didnt damage anything.
Try shaking them up and put it in again. I have the same printer and i did that and it worked!!
If not you can try asking the brother repairing to get a pro to check it out (if it doesn't work).

Good luck!!

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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Below is the recommended steps in cleaning the print head from the manufacturer: The unit may be slightly different but should have the same basic components.

Cleaning the Print Head

  1. Press the Ink, Ink/Reports, Ink Management/Reports or Ink Management key.

  2. Use the up or down navigation key to select CLEANING.

  3. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice.

  4. Use the up or down navigation key to select the color that is not printing
    -OR-
    Select ALL if more than one color is not printing.

  5. Press Menu/Set to confirm you choice.

  6. The machine should begin cleaning automatically, and the LCD will alternately show "CLEANING" and "PLEASE WAIT". When the machine completes its cleaning cycle, the LCD will display the date and time.

  7. Test by printing the "Print Quality Check Sheet":

    1. Press the Ink, Ink/Reports, Ink Management/Reports or Ink Management key.
    2. Use the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT.
    3. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice.
    4. Use the up or down navigation key to select PRINT QUALITY.
    5. Press Menu/Set to confirm your choice. Press the Color(Colour) Start key to print the Test Sheet.
If one or more of the ink colors is still missing from the printed page, repeat the print head cleaning steps listed above up to 4 more times. After each cleaning, print the Print Quality Check Sheet to see if there is any improvement.

Source: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000700/000035/faq000735_001.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc3240c_all

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Take the Print head out
Then blow compressed air thru the holes in the bottoms of the printhead there are 4 of them you will be able to figure out which hole goes to which color by watching the ink bubble out the other side.
Basically first remove the ink tanks. Then notice on either side of the carrier you will see a little loop. Note that it is the end of a 3 inch wire. Push it slightly down and then to the side away from the carrier until past the posts. This will free the print head and you can roll the print head out.

In one of the other posts, they mention putting 1/8th inch of alcohol in a dish (disposable or not valuable) and then placing the printhead in it and pouring a little more alcohol in the hole, emptying the dish when necessary to make sure that alcohol doesn't get to the electronic connections in the back. Then dry excess, put back in, install ink tanks and print about 20 pages to get the alcohol out.

Another post said instead of alcohol, just soak the bottom of the print cartridge in a dish in water overnight (again not high enough for the electric contacts to get wet) and then reinstall.
thanks
Kevin

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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