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Error 41 I keep getting Error 41 when trying to print. I only use Brother ink cartridges and replaced all 4 cartridges but I keep getting Error 41.

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Error 41 is a printhead fault. The only repair is a new printhead. The price went up this year so a new one will cost you at least $89.00 plus labor.

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Machine error 41


Very likely your print head is faulty. You can get it replaced or try the economical solution below.

I had the same problem after replacing the print head. I removed the ink cartridge and then unclip the two metal two clips by the side that hold the print head. Then I used WD40 to spray through the ink holes until the clear liquid comes out from the print head.Then I replaced everything back and start the cleanning process, do a few test prints. It works ok now, no more Machine Error 41. Therefore, sometime the problem might just be clogged pin heads!

May 15, 2010 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Machine error 41


This is a mechanical problem with the printer head it will need to be repaired.

Try an authorized service center with the link below, sometimes its better to buy a new machine.

http://www.brother.ca/en/customer_care/service_centers.asp

Mar 27, 2010 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Error 41 is showing up on the screen. says to contact brother. It's a intellifax 1820c.


Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while it is under warranty. If it's out of
warranty then it is cheaper to purchase a new, non Brother model. If you have been using non-Brother cartridges or refills, they can have too much water in them and it erodes the print head after a while. Usuall y just after warranty has expired!

Apr 21, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 1820C Plain Paper...

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Fax machine says error 41 unplug and call brother.


unplug all the connections and reconnect everything back.also checkout for any blocked paper or any paper jam.also remove and check out the cartridges from the printer and reinsert.either its the internal circuit failure error and has to be repaired to make it proper. thanks.

Dec 15, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 1800C All-In-One...

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Brother MFC 3220c machine error 41


I had the same problem with a Brother MFC3420C after replacing the print head with a new one the same error 41 occured 4 weeks later.

I finally fixed the problem (see photo's) and sent the parts back to Brother :-)

Don't buy Brother Inkjet technology its all ****!.

Their laser technology seems to be much more robust and reliable, have had a Brother HL-1440 since 2004 and its still running well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48446421@N05/sets/72157623635891898/

Jan 12, 2008 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Brother MFC-3220C


Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.

Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.

Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.

I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.

There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".

Nov 15, 2007 | Brother MFC 3220C All-In-One InkJet...

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Mfc~342oc


error 41: printhead ruined! No chance to fix it, has to be replaced. If machine still is in guarantee give it to a service dealer. DONT leave cartridges inside when you give it to service. When asked, tell them you had ALWAYS uesd original brother ink carts only :-)

Oct 09, 2007 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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Error 41


error 41 means that the printhead is defectiv. It has to be replaced. Sorry, no chance to fix it anymore.

Oct 07, 2007 | Brother MFC-3220C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax

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Machine Error 41


Error code 41, Print cartridge is bad and gone out. Needs to be replaced by authorize dealer for just under $100.00 ($55.00 part & $40.00 Labor).

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