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PRINTING My printer seems to be printing out of alignment i have been to the alignment programe but where it says match the nearest to 0 there isn't one anything like it! Also my heads seem to be blocked tried cleaning several times but doesn't work I have another brother with error 43 on it can anyone help there?

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The alignment has to be fixed by service personal. Theres no way you can fix it by yourself because special software and drivers needed which are only accessable for service dealers.

Run a power purge. Do use nearly full carts, because it consumes some ink!
Press menu then start black copy then fourtimes arrow-up (tel.index). press 7 then 6 then 3 then start black copy. Repeat power purge. Leave meaintenance by pressing 9 then 9. If there is still trouble with color the printhead needs replacement.

Error43: white flat cable of print head not connected correctly. 
Check ph and circuit board if connected and placed well. If it is good and still problems left, the circuit boards (ph and/or main) are defective. Needs replacment then.

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http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000200/000059/faq000259_007.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us

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