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Brother MFC 5460CN Won't Print w/ Full Black Cartridge


The color cartridges are low; one empty. I replaced the black, but
my printer won't work. I tried the black electrical tape on the nose
of the color cartridges hoping to fool the sensor but it didn't work.
Is there another quick fix I'm missing for this model. I just want
the black to work. Thanks for any help.


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Re: Brother MFC 5460CN Won't Print w/ Full Black...

What type of machine do you run?!! MFC420 or mfc 5460?!!
Is it a machine with LC51 or LC41 carts?

In both way: Did you check the other carts? It could be that there is another one empty.

Did you stick the tape at the right place, too? The tape should be a bit larger than shown on the pic.
For the LC51 it it the same position.

Did you answer the printers question of changing the cart with YES?

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