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Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"

Hi since 2 days now, on my printer is mentioned. "Print unable 4F, See Troubleshooting and the routine maintenance chapter in user's guide. My printer is Brother MFC-240C.

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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,
try this step by step.without missing any thing. thanks

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Hello i have brother mcf-240c and is showing print unable 4f.please help

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Clean unable 46,see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user guide.Plase help me to splve this problem.

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After I scaned and faxed a document from my Brother MFC-240C, I got an error: print unable 4F. I checked the printer that no paper jammed, what's the other issue?


Hi oliver_calga,

You can fix this if you access the internal maintenance mode and do the following:

1.First, press the Menu/Set button.

2.Then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2-3 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu.

3.Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down 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 error message.

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I get the following message "Print unable 4F" on my MFC-240c. The printer will not print or copy anything. I opened up the printer and I did not see anything unusual.


This is the Brother definition of error code 4F:
"The head drive voltage has dropped from the high to low level in an abnormally short period." or "The head drive voltage has not risen to the specified level within the specified period in the self-diagnosis"
Causes:
"Piezoelectric ceramic actuator defective (Cracks or rare short)"
or
"Main PCB defective"
No simple fix I'm afraid. You could contact a Brother repair agent but I expect they will want to charge you more than a new machine. Sorry.

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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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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.


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