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Brother mfc 420cn gave to me when turned on all ink is out. want to make sure it works also where do you get ink are the refills

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Brother 420cn mfc, cant print It asks me to read in the routine maintenance of the trouble shooting guide.


Did you use non-Brother brand ink refills? If so, the print head is probably clogged. If that is the case, it's almost cheaper and easier to replace the printer itself. Sorry. I loved my MFC-210C until it quit, and the internet is full of people complaining about the whole MFC series. Going on 2 trouble free years with my Canon, better print, better optics, wireless, but no fax, unfortunately.

Aug 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother MFC-420CN keeps showing Unable to Print w full ink


I often have the same problem - The inks being put into the printer are seated very sensitively. The lever holding them in may be also acting as a pressure sensitive switch because when I wiggle it a little, the printer usually starts working again! Make sure the cartridges are pressed STRAIGHT DOWN, wiggle them and wiggle the plastic pressure lever. (I do not know what else to call it!) and I hope yours works again. It is a great little printer, but this is really annoying! Good luck!
BTW, if your inks are RE-FILLED, that may be your problem. It seems they are made to NOT be refilled. To avoid this problem, do not wait till they are empty to refill them. Check them monthly (depends on usage) and when they get 1/2 way, refill then. Do NOT put the hypodermic refilling tube in deeper than necessary to refill. I use a heated nail to make my hole in the plastic, going ONLY in as far as necessary to make the hole, and then I cover it with scotch tape. Then I wash off my hands with Lava soap! (Haven't mastered the knack of not getting the ink on myself, yet!)

Apr 25, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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How to refill MFC 495 ink cartridge


Hi there
The only problem is with Brother printers when you refill them you cant reset the inks so to tell you the trouth not thing you can reset the cartridges after you refill them.
So it is up to you.
All printer are the same ways to refill the inks up go to this website it will show you how it done there is a few Videos there for you to see how it done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnCPB9Clk5c


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Mar 19, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Just replaced ink cartridges on my Brother MFC


Hi there you can refill Brother cartidges, like other printers it will not have it sorry.

This is the only way you can trick it.

There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
Identify the printer If your printer uses memory, you can tell which printer you have by looking at where the cartridge goes in, if you see two "eyes" and a part of the cartridge goes in between them, follow Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 2.
2. Step 2
Clear the memory by taking the cartridge out and unplugging the unit for 30 seconds. Then, plug it back in and put back in the cartridge. You may need to do this five times, as the memory holds the last five cartridges.
3. Step 3
If the Brother printer has "eyes" where the cartridge goes, you will need to block in between them with a piece of tape so that it thinks the cartridge is always full. Simply put a piece of tape on the piece of the cartridge that goes in between the eyes to block the path of the infrared beam

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Mar 04, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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How do I refill Brother HC65 cartrige?


Hi
All printer are the same ways to refill the inks up go to this website it will show you how it done there is a few Videos there for you to see how it done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnCPB9Clk5c


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All The Best: Pineworks

Feb 10, 2010 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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How to refill Brother MFC 420CN ink cartridge?


I wouldn't recommend refilling cartridges anymore. Nowadays printers come with a sensor which tell it which cartridges were used and refilled. Also do not use generic cartridges. Always buy genuine cartridges. Will save you a lot of headache in the long run...Trust me.

Sep 19, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Ink Leaks


Richard,

I dont understand "inverting". Do you mean turning the machine around (180 degree) to see the bottom of the machine?

Anyway, inkjets used to stain after a while. This is because of serveral reasons: the ink absorber felt is getting wet due to the cleaning cycles, some ink will splash from the printhead, ink will flow back from ph to cart etc.

Do you refilled the original carts or do you use generic carts? The latter one do NOT keep the ink inside the cart when turing the machine to bottom (e.g. for Postal sending) due to diffrent construction.

You should use original carts for refill. Make sure the plastic support secures the carts.
Only original carts wont leak!

Mar 05, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Receiving faxes


First make sure your line cable is plugged into the correct place. Most Brother machines have a plug for Line and a plug for Extension (EXT), make sure it's plugged into "Line".

Go into the menu on your Brother machine and select Fax, then Setup Receive and then select Easy Receive. This will usually solve most recieve problems.
Brother machines come with s default of 4 rings before they will answer, make sure none of your other devices (such as an answering machine) are set to a lower number of rings or the fax machine will never grab the line.

If you have distinctive ring, make sure you have it set up in the machine. There is a section in the owners manual for setting up discinctive ring.

If the machine grabs the line and goes through the motions but nothing comes out on the page (no black print) then make sure you are using a Brother ink cartridge (not refilled or generic) and print out the test page using the "ink" button. Allow the machine to clean a few times and see if the test page prints out correctly. If you are using refills or a generic black, you might have premanently damaged the print head. In this case take it to a service centre to have the head tested.

Oct 25, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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