Question about Brother MFC-5460CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
Machine says that magenta is empty, cartridge level reads empty. But when I put a new magenta cartridge in it reads no cartridge open cover and reinstall magenta cartridge. The cartridge is full and is a compatible cartridge not brother brand. I have tried 2 different cartridges and am getting the same error message
The tape method worked for me on my 1960C. I put duct tape over the window in the front. If there's a place you can see ink, cover it up.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
MACHINE SAYS CARTRIDGE EMPTY. HAS NEW CARTRIDGE STILL SAYS THE SAME. I HAVE OPENED AND REPLACED AGAIN. SAME PROBLEM.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Third place I'm posting this today... This solution worked for me:
This is a simple fix. This printer uses a LIGHT SENSOR to detect if the cartridge is installed properly. Numerous things can allow extra light to enter... your solution is this:
Get electrical tape (duct tape may be too thick) and cover the rear sides of your cartridge; along with the recessed square shaped area that is directly in the center of your cartridge. Cut the tape so that you can cover this area without impeding the shape of the cartridge (so it can still be inserted and removed easily) I have used this solution to repair this exact problem on MFC-665CW when installing a continuous ink supply (in place of the original cartridges) You can actually just tape the internal sensor and close the front cover if you want to test it without any cartridge at all (though its not a good idea to print like that as I"m not sure if it will damage the unit) Those of you wishing to only buy Black ink can attempt this if you dont care about voiding the warranty or possibly breaking the unit... just cover the other slots with electric tape.
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
Buy a original magenta one and install it. If your lucky the error will disappear.
If not, be sure that the compatible ones have stained the circuit board of the indicator. In that case you need a new cart. case.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
I have this problem with my 5460CN and read about this taping thing. I just can't figure out where the tape goes! Tried about everyplace I think. Anyone have a photo to show me where the tape goes?
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
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