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Brother 6490 was printing posters with colour photos perfectly now it just comes out all smudgy. Cleaned several times and all colours testing perfectly. Still disappointing on A3 posters with pics?

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The ink cartridges are leaking,clean inside machine

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the fuser may need to be replaced. Not cheap or easy!

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SOURCE: printing incorrect or faded colour.

Your printer have 4 sensors for ink level in ink tank section. Clean this sensors. Incorrect or dust colors - problems with printhead, or with the ink system. If you never replace printhead on this printer - call service. Thats be cheepest.

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SOURCE: Red colour not printing - all others OK

for that you will have to open the printer and remove the head unit,and clean it with moist tissue and alcohol. thanks.

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SOURCE: I have a Brother MFC 465CN and cannot get the

Another user here suggested that you change the Media Type in Printing Preferences to 'Inkjet Paper' instead of 'Plain Paper' and this worked for me. Of course I don't know if it's pulling from the black nozzle or not, but I do get black now.

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SOURCE: Printer is Brother MFC215C. Cyan colour not coming


  1. Press Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel of the machine.

  2. Press 1 to choose 1.CLEANING.

  3. Press the up or down navigation key to choose the Black, Color or All you want to clean, and then press Menu/Set or Set.


The machine will clean the print head automatically. When cleaning is finished, the machine will go back online automatically.

Note If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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