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MFC-240C does not print - despite fresh cartridges and multiple purge

My Brother MFC-240C prints in black, but in none of the colors. I have already installed new original Brother ink cartridges, and executed multiple Normal/Power Purge runs (using the Maintenance Mode as described in the service manual, chapter 9 / 9-43). The problem persists. Can anybody help? Has anybody successfully disassembled the printer, and cleaned manually the ink supply tubes and/or the printing head?

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most likely your ink nozzles have clogged up.
try several cleanings, if it still does not work, you probably have to get the printhead replaced.

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

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

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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mY MFC-240C PRINTER IS NOT PRINTING WITH A MESSAGE " UNABLE TO PRINT SEE TROUBLESHOOTING

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SOURCE: When a jet on the Brother MFC-240c print head

The short answer to "how to remove print head" is there is no easy way. I don't have the service manual for your machine, but I own a 540CN which is similar and, because I have had similar problems to you, I have invested in the service manual for this machine. To actually remove the head requires a great deal of dismantling, including disconnecting the head position sensing belt which then has to be re-calibrated on re-fitting. The method I used to clear the clogged heads (mine refused to print anything in black) was to force a alcohol based cleaner through the ink supply tube using a small syringe and some windscreen washer plastic tubing. In order to catch the fluid (and flushed ink) I folded a paper towel until I could draw it under the print head. This had to be changed several times as I had to use a lot of cleaner until it flowed out of the head clear. Please note that even after I managed to get the black printing again, and even though for general printing the black printing is fine, if you do a print quality test the block of bars for black is nowhere near as good as it is for the colours. I personally can live with this given the cost Brother will charge you to repair a machine - normally more than a new one !. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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