Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
The printer said I was out of Magenta...so I replaced the cartridge. After replacing it asks "Did you replace Magenta?" I said "yes". Now it says "No Cartridge. Open scanner cover, then reinstall ink cartridge" I actually went as far as replacing ALL the color ink cartridges that weren't even empty, and it still gives me this message. Why is it not recognizing the new cartridge? What can I do to reset this? Why does my printer use so much color ink when I rarely ever print in color?
Do you use generic ink carts?
Those do make a lot of trouble with different errors.
Use another cart and it should disappear.
The technique of brother printheads demands some ink to keep the printhead working. Otherwise it will dry out. Therefore the machine runs some auto cleaning cycles (about once a week).
You should set date and time and leave the printer on power (You can turn it off by pressing stand-by-fax. But do not unplug/disconnect it from power outlet. Otherwise the printers logic thinks that if the printer is reconnected that it is newly initialized and pumps a lot of ink into the waistinktank).
The amount of ink when running auto cleaning cycles is about 1/10 of the amount of the initializing one!
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
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