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Ink replaced all 4 ink cartridges and now all that work is the black and yellow

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Re: ink

Use original brother carts: Make sure that all carts are placed well and are secured. Press menu then start mono (blue b/w copy button) then four times arrow-up (tel-index?). machine should be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4. machine will do a cart initialization and do some cleaning. Leave the maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9 when its ready. Do a test print. If need do cleaning cycles twice.

In case you cant see mag. and cyan your printhead is defectiv and has to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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How to install new ink cartridges and how to take out old ink cartridges

If you have some cartridges that aren't empty, first make sure that the printer is on. Then press the Menu button and navigate to the Maintenance menu then select Ink Cartridge Replacement. Press OK. Make sure that the document cover is closed then lift the entire scanner unit (grip it on the sides). If the cartridge carrier moves, wait for it to stop.

Then squeeze the tab at the back of a specific cartridge and pull it straight up. (Have one finger on the tab and another finger or thumb pinching the opposite side of the top of the cartridge.) Prepare your new color cartridge by shaking it 4-5 times then open the bag. Remove the yellow tape from the cartridge without touching any other parts of the cartridge. Then insert the cartridge into that slot and press down until it clicks. Repeat this for the rest of the ink cartridges.

Finally, lower the scanner unit and press OK on the keypad to exit the maintenance mode. Wait for the printer to do its ink system test routine. Cancel any print or scan jobs that were in progress before you changed the ink.

I hope this helps. Pictures to go with the above description are in the user's guide starting on Page 177. It's available here: .

Cindy Wells

Feb 15, 2015 | Epson WorkForce WF-2530 All-in-One...

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How do i change my ink cartridge on my mfc-295cn

Hello and welcome to FixYa;

  1. Open the ink cartridge cover. If one or more ink cartridges is empty (for example Black), the LCD shows "Cannot Print (Replace BK Ink)" or "B&W Print Only."

  2. Press down on the release lever to unlock it and take out the ink cartridge for the color shown on the LCD.

  3. Open the new ink cartridge bag for the color shown on the LCD, and then take out the ink cartridge.

  4. Turn the green knob on the protective yellow cap clockwise to release the vacuum seal, then remove the cap (1). You must hold the ink cartridge as indicated in the picture below.


  5. Each color has its own correct position. Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of the arrow on the label.

  6. Gently push in the ink cartridge until it clicks, and then close the ink cartridge cover.

  7. The machine will automatically reset the ink level.
I am sending you the link that shows you illustrated pictures to help you through this.

You should be good to go!

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May 30, 2011 | Brother IntelliFax Fax/ Phone/ Copier

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Hi do l have to use all ink cartidges in a fax mcf 3360 l have just replaced the black but its telling me to put the yellow in next l only want to use black then it will ask if l just changed the black...

sorry, in brother inkjet machine black is coming not only with the black ink but a combination of color ink. so u have to replace all the cartridges

May 24, 2010 | Brother Fax Machines

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How do I change the toner?

The Fax-2480c does not use toner cartridges.
This is an inkjet and so uses ink cartridges.

There are 4 cartridges, black, yellow, cyan (blue) and magenta (red). If any of these cartridges are empty, you need replace them.

This machine takes LC-51 cartridges.
You're probably out of warranty so jsut get refills... it's cheaper

Mar 25, 2010 | Brother IntelliFax-2480C Fax

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How do I override a message empty color cartridge,

You cannot override the message, yellow may have ink in it, but it's probably dried up inside.

Oct 16, 2009 | Brother Fax Machines

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Black ink not working on Brother Intellifax 1860C

All i needed to do, after messing with it non stop, was turn it off and reboot the machine. Simple solution! Thank god!

Apr 28, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax-1860C Plain Paper...

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I replaced ink but it still says that ink is empty


please try to uninstall aagn the ink cartridge and check very carefully if you inserted it in his proper position.

after that try to turn it off your printer after 5 mins turn it on again.

let me know what happen next.


Mar 17, 2009 | Brother IntelliFax 1860C Plain Paper...

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Fax says to replace yellow cartridge...

There is a menu prompt that allows you to choose to print in black only.

Sep 16, 2008 | Fax Machines

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Black ink

Print nozzles will be at bottom of cartridge...Make sure that u do not wet copper contacts ... first try using dry paper towel and check where ink comes and follow the procedure given below....

Cleaning procedure
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown below.
  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.
  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
  6. Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely.
  7. Reinsert the print cartridges.
  8. Print the document again.
  9. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times.
  10. Check the warranty and try to get replaced

Jan 18, 2008 | Lexmark F4270 Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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