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Does not accept black ink cartridges

My Brother MFC240C will not accept new black ink cartridges. All the readout says is: No Cartridge, open ink cartridge cover, then reinstall ink cartridge. I have opened three new cartridges and tried over and over and over again to no avail. What can I do? HELP!!!

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Re: Does not accept black ink cartridges

Did you use generic ink? These generic carts are different (no seal to prevent staining). This carts stain the led control circuit board which has to be replaced by a new one (the spare part is only avaiable as the whole ink cart holder incl. led board and tubes).

There is no way to do a short fix, sorry!

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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