Question about Brother MFC 9180 All-In-One Laser Printer
I installed a new drum recently. It printed satisfactorily for a few week, but is now printing dark and dirty. How can I fix this problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I recently had this problem - tested fuser and all sensors.
The fix is to reset the memory.
To do this, enter the Maintenance mode. Menu, * 2864
(enter the number quickly)
then type 01 ( zero one ), this will reset all memory including the user settings.
Finally type 99 to exit Maintenance mode.
The printer will restart and the error will be gone. Test out with copy and printer reports
Hoping this fixes your problem
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Did you use generic carts?
Do use only original brother ink carts!
Only these have special cleaning fluids mingled with the ink.
There are several advantages, too:
You can run a special cleaning mode (DO insert original carts at first!!!)
Press menue then start bk copy then fourtimes arrow-up.
machine should switch to maintenance mode (buttons will flash).
press 7 then 6 then 4 then start bk copy. machine will refresh ink within the tubes and the print head and run a special cleaning routine. when finished press 7 then 6 then 3 then start bk copy to run a power cleaning. leave the maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9.
The machine should print without proböems. If there is a poor quality left, the printhead is affected by bad ink and cant be fixed anymore.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
DRUM UNIT "spent"
It can be reset if the printing quality is good
To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.
Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Caution: Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Testimonial: "A first rate resolving of the drum problem on my Brother HL 5140. Thanks very much, Fixya."
SOURCE: yellow ink will not print
On the Brother MFC series printers it uses remote ink trays as you will know, instead of having print heads directly on the ink cartridge. Whilst this approach makes it cheaper to produce the ink, and easier to change the cartridge, it can make it difficult to clear clogs.
There are several things you can do which may help, but B. and C. are at your own risk. All steps assume you have a new yellow ink cartridge.
A. In paint or another program, create a full page yellow image and keep printing it out. See if it gets any better after each print. If it does, continue until it seems to be working fine.
B. If you can manage to get to the print head, you can get a cue tip, dip it in rubbing alcohol and gently clean the print head. Leave 20 minutes to dry, and then do step A. again.
C. (AS A VERY LAST RESORT AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS IS GOING TO RUIN YOUR YELLOW INK CARTRIDGE SO USE AN OLD YELLOW ONE IF YOU CAN) If steps A. and B. fail, you can put a "little" rubbing alcohol in the Yellow Ink Cartridge, and keep trying step A. If Yellow starts printing again, swap to a yellow cartridge that does not have rubbing alcohol in it. You are now going to have to cycle through many pages to clear the rubbing alcohol from the ink lines.
Note that if you keep cleaning the cartridges, it is going to use a lot of ink, and may actually hinder solving your yellow ink problem.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks, very helpful. I will try the suggestions here"
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