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Unable to clean error message, won't print at all

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You have to buy a new waistinktank (sparepart no. LF7443001 ink absorber) from a service partner which can be found at the brother homepage of your country.

Afterwards you have to open the printer and simply change the box. At the end you have to do a reset of the machine.


see here how to open the printer cover (the absorber box is called "Alttintentank" in German):

Simply pull out the two tubes, change box and fix tubes.
Reassemble machine again.

Whwn done power up machine. press menu then start b/w copy then fourtimes arrow-up (tel.index). machine will be in maintenance mode. press 8 then zero. press start b/w copy until lcd displays purge XXXX (where X is a no.). press 2 then 7 then 8 then 3 then stopp button. You may have to leave maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9. Thats it ;-)

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