Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
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.
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?
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
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Your machine is equipped with an ink dot
counter. The ink dot counter automatically
monitors the level of ink in each of the 4
cartridges. When the machine detects an ink
cartridge is running out of ink, the machine
will tell you with a message on the LCD.
The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low
or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD
prompts to replace the ink cartridges in the
Even though the machine tells you that an ink
cartridge is empty, there will be a small
amount of ink left in the ink cartridge. It is
necessary to keep some ink in the ink
cartridge to prevent air from drying out and
damaging the print head assembly.
a Open the ink cartridge cover.
If one or more ink cartridges are empty,
for example Black, the LCD shows
Ink Empty Black and
b Pull the lock release lever down and
take out the ink cartridge for the color
shown on the LCD.
c Open the new ink cartridge bag for the
color shown on the LCD, and then take
out the ink cartridge.
d Remove the protective yellow cap (1).
If the protective yellow caps come off
when you open the bag, the cartridge will
not be damaged.
e Each color has its own correct position.
Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of
the arrow on the label.
f Lift each lock release lever and push it
until it clicks, and then close the ink
g If you replaced an ink cartridge, the LCD
may ask you to verify that it was a brand
new one. (For example,
Did You Change Blck?) For each
new cartridge you installed, press 1
(Yes) to automatically reset the ink dot
counter for that color. If the ink cartridge
you installed is not a brand new one, be
sure to press 2 (No).
If you wait until the LCD shows
Near Empty and Ink Empty, the
machine will automatically.
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