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Remove print head

Is there a simple way to remove print head, before I start removing every screw I see?

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  • yoddle Dec 20, 2007

    Need to take out print head would like enxplanation of how to.

  • PeterHansler Jan 06, 2008

    I wasted my time and proved your point. I removed the head and did succeed in making it cleaner. But once together error message "Cannot initiate" is all I can get out of it. Gave up and bought another one.



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There is no point in removeing a brother print head unless one is replacing it with new, not cleanable totally different print system to most brands. Head burns out heater elements, rather than blocks.

Yes remove every screw in top cover, all cables and post.

print head detached from rail by sliding to left end then back and up.

You are wasting your time trying to clean a brother type print head.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Jan 07, 2008

    These printers are impossible to fix without a steady stream of parts to throw in them and then it still aint easy!

    Enjoy your new printer be very cautious when using after market ink supplies, modern printers are vey fussy with their diets.

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Jan 07, 2008

    Time wasting.......... but you missed all the fun, you still had another 3 or 4 errors to go, till you got it going, wasted 4 inks, and found it still wouldn't print properly.

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Jan 07, 2008

    please rate mate:-)

  • nikko Oct 04, 2012

    HP and others are using heater elements. They are easyer to clean than EPSON wich use piezo technologies. Try to clean and change printheads if it don't work.

  • nikko Oct 04, 2012

    Error, Brother use piezo, like epson.



Thanks saved my time

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