Question about Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Error 46 - Ink absorber pad full apparently according to Brother Service Rep. Is it possible to override this fault rather than having to buy and have fitted a replacement pad?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • jtyson8182 Aug 14, 2009

    Your Solution for Error 27 code for Canon printer did not solve my Error 46 on my Brother MFC5840CN printer. Can you offer any alternative solution for my particular model?

  • jtyson8182 Aug 17, 2009

    I tried to use the solution posted on 31 July by http:/slayo.com/how-to-clear-e27-error-27-code-for--canonprinter.html to clear/override error 46 on my Brother MFC 5840CN printer/fax/scanner but it was not accepted and did not work.

    Please can anyone with experience of operating and repairing a Brother MFC5840 model provide a solution to my problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The ink absorber near full Problem with my brother

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 114 Answers

Try this site
http://slayo.com/how-to-clear-e27-error-27-code-for-canon-printer.html

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

  • andymn87 Aug 24, 2009

    hi
    my apologies for the late post. if you are still struggling try this;
    On most Brother MFC machines it is the buttons: function, *, 2, 8, 6,
    4, hit the buttons within 2 seconds and in order like push function
    than push *, than push 2. and on within 2 seconds.

    If you do
    this right Maintenance should show up in the display. Now press 01
    which clears all memory and puts the machine back to factory default.
    Realize that all addresses in the fax and cover page will be gone and
    you will need to set it up again. Now hit 99 to leave maintenance mode
    and try the machine.

    hope it helped
    Andy


×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, i am from India and have a Brother DCP-165C Printer. Now i am facing problem with my Brother DCP-165C Printer. It is showing " Machine Error 46" What is this problem & how can i get a solution. ...


Machine Error 46 indicates that the ink absorber pad is full and needs replacing. You will need an engineer to replace this.
If your machine is out of warranty, please contact Brother Customer Service:

7777 North Brother Blvd.
Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437)
901-379-1215 (fax)
M-F, 9:00am to 8:00pm Eastern Time

Jan 19, 2014 | Brother DCP-330C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Error 46?


The ink absorber pad is full and needs replacing.

Please contact Brother Customer Service.

Feb 21, 2011 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My brother dcp-330c was unable to clean 46


If you are giving the error as 46 see below the error chart fix. I hope this gets you going and thanks for using Fixya. The number is 800-284-4329 What the error is saying is shown below. I copy and pasted so let me know if it doesn't show up for you and thanks for using FixYa.

Error 46 Ink absorber pad is full...replace it contact brother customer service.
46 The ink absorber pad is full and needs replacing. Please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".

Jan 26, 2011 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Error 46 what i do


The error message "Print Unable 46" is an indication that the machines ink absorbers are almost full. The ink absorbers hold liquid and dried ink after it has been purged from the print head. These absorbers can control enough ink for the expected life of the machine.

There is a possibility that this message may have occurred in error. Upgrading the firmware of the Brother machine may resolve the issue. Follow the procedure below to determine if a firmware update is required:
-if the display screen is displaying an error message, press the STOP/EXIT key to change the LCD to the main screen.
-press the # and * key at the same time. The first 2 characters on the top row will determine the ROM version.

If the ROM version is OE or greater (example: OF, OG, OH, etc), the firmware does NOT need to be upgraded. If the ROM version is OA, OB, OC or OD, follow the procedure on this link to upgrade the firmware.

If the message "Print Unable 46" continues to appear on the display the Brother machine after completing the firmware upgrade and your machine is within warranty (even if it's not under warranty you have to do the same thing), you have to take it to a Brother Authorized Service Center.

Dec 31, 2010 | Brother MFC-290C Printer

1 Answer

Error 46,the ink absorber pad is full.


first, try to establish if this really is full absorbent pad, remove power cable from the back, wait 20sec, press menu/set key, insert power mains - in most brother printer/faxes this will display machine error code. if this is code 46, you are on the money, your absorbent pad is full (not necessarily, only counter is showing it as such in most cases).

we will asssume that counter is showing full and therefore reset it again to zero:

1. after machine code is displayed, key in "80",
2. go down with arrow key till you find "purge counter"
3. type "2783" this should set counter to "0"
4. press "stop/exit"
5. press "9" twice
6. remove cartridges from craddle
7. remove power cord
8. insert power cord back
9. switch on printer
10. insert cartridges back

if that do not work, then maybe really you need to replace absorbent sponge... it is done under warranty and if not technician in service centre.

if you want to do it yourself, remove cartridges, remove fron cover and on the right hand you will have "offending" sponge. either clean it (absorbent, lint free tissue is fine to remove excess first, then few drop of water and repeat draining process with tissue several time, at least till "cake" from the top is removed. best of course will be to replace the sponge with new one.

after that you still need to reset counter. in another way - follow steps...

Jul 29, 2010 | Brother MFC-5460CN All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Error 46


The error 46 indicates that the ink absorber pad is full and needs to be replaced. According to their site here, you will need to have an engineer replace it for you, although I bet you could purchase a new one from their store.

Jul 29, 2010 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Troubleshot 46 on mfc-240c


Error code 46 means that your ink absorber pad needs to be replaced. According to Brother, only an engineer can do that, but you can get more information from them by contacting Brother support:

http://www.brother-usa.com/Support/

Click on "Send us an Email" and tell them your printer's model number, the error code, and whether or not your machine is covered by a warranty.

Jun 09, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have a MFC465CN PRINTER. When I turn it on it says (unable to clean 46) What do I do?


Machine Error 46 indicates that the ink absorber pad is full and needs replacing. You will need an engineer to replace this.
if you are within warranty contact brother or get the item service by a technitian.

Mar 29, 2010 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Unable to Init. 46


Your Ink Absorber box is full. The machine cleans its print nozzles by blasting them out with ink; it collects that waste ink and pumps it into a plastic box filled with thick, felt pads. After a certain number of cleaning operations, it decides it's not safe to squirt more ink into the box and gives this Error 46. Replacing the ink absorber box and flushing box and resetting the purge counter is fairly complex. Maybe someone has instructions all typed out, but your best bet is probably to take it to a Brother tech.

Jun 11, 2009 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Error 46 on a Brother MFc-8840DN


According to the Brother MFC 8840DN manual:

Machine error code xx: MFC has a mechanical problem
Solution: Call Brother customer service and tell them the error number
USA 800-284-4329

Remember to rate users who offer their expertise to you at no cost :)

Sep 29, 2008 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

1,192 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

455 Answers

Samyfam
Samyfam

Level 3 Expert

379 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...