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My printer show error init unable 4f - Brother DCP-J140w Wireless Compact Inkjet All-in-One Dcpj140w

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The error init 4F is an hardware error, you have to send the machine in for reparation. In the Service Manual the error describes as:
"The head drive voltage has dropped from the high to low Level in an abnormally short period. The head drive voltag has not risen to the specified Level within the specified period in the self-diagnosis."

Service technicians would have to replace the carriage PCB, the head/carriage unit or the main PCB (Mainboard).

Sounds like a lot of work for the service technician. I would advise you to send the machine in if it is still under warranty.

Sorry for the bad News.

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Unable to print 4F, there is a problem on the print head, Replace new print head that's the best solution for yous printer.

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Probably print head or the print head PCB is faulty.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Error 46 Unable to Init.

No need for part necessarily
SkipperOz solution pasted below

MFC-5440CN saved from the tip!
"Unable to Clean" message - found TrickyDicky's sltn 4 for various printers.
Went into maint mode as per sltn 4 - verified error 46.
"The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed."

Keyed in 80 - stepped through the items with "down" key and located Purge Counter.
"Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero
Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state."


This worked brilliantly - no need to tamper with any parts of the printer. Purge Counter reset did it all. Fully functional printer.

Thanks TrickyDicky for info on verifying the error code and purge reset

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SOURCE: unknown error message UNABLE TO INIT. printer just stopped working

press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow up. machine switches to maintenance mode. press start bk copy. what two digit error code does the display show off? Post here again

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uninstall your printer software under control panel/add remove programs..then reinstall your software again make sure your printer is plug to your pc also...hope this helps..ITTech7574

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SOURCE: brother mfc240c init 4F & init 5A

Hi there
With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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SOURCE: Unable to Init - Machine error 4f

ok please try this

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


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