Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
Here's how I got rid of errors#50 and #51 on the Brother MFC-665CW, MFC440CN and like.
Open the 2 top-covers and locate the printer hole, a large horizontal hole near the back of the printer. The printer head is usually on the right and the cleaning pad, on the left. Locate them with a flash light.
For error #51 (Inkpad full): take some Scott-Towel and gently press on the cleaning pad. Be ready to fill several Scott-Towel sheets. Wear some gloves and/or have some "Clorex"/"Hertel plus" nearby to clean your hands.
For all errors, disconnect printer and move the head to the left. You may have to play with an horizontal bar with a gear at the right, near the printer head. The printer head get stuck in that gear and it pops error #50, but it can be unstuck gently by hands. Close covers and power-up. Expect 3-5min for the printer to clean-up. First sheets may not have all colors.
Posted on Jul 17, 2012
Change your cartridge insert new cartridge then solve it please send me reply
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you have a paper jam before this happened? If yes then the paper must have pushed the encoder strip out of alignment. You will need to turn off the printer and then push it back into slot to fix it. Let me know if you need more help. Sai.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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51 error says that the purge assembly is stuck and not cycling properly. If you can power up and get the printhead to the center and unplug again, look with a flashlight in the far right corner where the printhead parks for any paper scraps or things that don't belong and remove them it might work again. Otherwise a shop repair to possibly replace the cleaning assembly.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Error code 51 means that there is due to wate ink pads which are full. You'll need to clean these pads to remove the error message. Also check for any small bits of paper stuck under the printhead (check under the carriage). Try removing the cartridges and check for any bits of paper. Before doing any of the above said things please turn off the printer and unplug it from power source.
If this doesn't work then its an issue with the purge unit. The purge unit is responsible for carriage movement on the chrome bar.
Please tell me if you need further assistance,
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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