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48 = head cable problem

lift top of machine as if changing ink, there is a black cover that needs to be removed to expose head cable, check it is pluged into board fully
remove A, check cables at B

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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The flat ribbon cabling to the head is broken. You need to replace the entire head assembly.

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Any body help? im looking for the solution on how to fix Init48 error DCP-150C Brother

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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