My printer wont print even after changing ink and cleaning
I have a Brother MFC 3220C and it will no longer print. I have replaced all the ink carthriges and the copies are still very vage and full of lines. I tried cleaning but that doesn't help either. HELP! PLEASE!!!
Re: My printer wont print even after changing ink and...
I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing, the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".
This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.
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Press print button. Choose replace ink. Ignore this two steps if the display on your printer is Colour Ink is Empty.
Open cover. Press the round side of the ink cartridge holder arm and the holder will pop up. Take out the ink cartridge. Put in the new cartridge and pop the holder arm back by pressing it down.
Remember to remove the seal below the new ink cartridge before replacing it.
THE ERROR 41 INDICATES AN INCORRECT VOLTAGE COMMING FROM THE PRINTHEAD, THE PRINTHEAD WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AND THE HEAD I.D. WILL NEED TO BE RESET, ALSO, BROTHER RECOMENDS THAT YOU CHANGE ALL OF THE INKS TO NEW INKS. THE RESETING OF THE HEAD I.D. CAN ONLY BE PREFORMED BY AN ATHORIZED BROTHER SERVICE CENTER. THIS REPAIR CAN NOT BE PREFORMED BY THE END USER. I HOPE THIS HELPS.
By design, Brother printers stop all printing when one of the cartridges is empty. This is done to avoid cleaning cycles sucking air into the system, which could possibly damage the printhead.
Even if you print in black only by changing the print
settings to "Mono" or "Grayscale" to avoid printing in color, cleaning cycles would still **** air from the
empty color cartridge because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink
nozzles. The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink
After replacing the empty color cartridge, you could print in "Mono" or "Grayscale" to make better use of just the black ink.
There is a design reason why the print heads are changed when you change an ink cartridge is changed. The print head isn't made to be reused and the quality of your print will suffer at some point if you reuse the same print head 6 or 7 times. I would get new cartridges and be happy with the print quality that a new cartridges will bring.
Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.
Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.
Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.
I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.
There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".