Question about Brother MFC-640CW All-In-One InkJet Printer
My MFC-640CW was wonderful until it quit printing in red and yellow. May have been the cheap ink I was using. I went through many cleaning cycles to no avail. I bought some cleaning solution and made up some dummy ink cartridges with it, but many more cycles yielded no improvement, and the printer finally gave the "unable to clean" call. So, I figured the print head was beyond repair. I bought another broken MFC-640 on eBay with the intention of swapping printheads. This one won't feed paper and cries "paper jam". So, here's my question: which one should I try to save? Would it be easier to swap printheads and fix my original printer, or salvage my printer to fix the gear problem in the other printer?
I'd be inclined to do the printhead swap if it's not difficult, as at least I know the history of my printer. But how does one swap printheads?
Firstly, yes the cheap ink has KILLED your ph! The missing of some important additives in the ink get you there. Saty away from generic ink carts!!!! Do refill the original brother ones with a reliable and good DYE ink.
To get it clear what error code does the eBay one give to you after pressing menu then start bk copy then 4x arrow-up?
Plz post it here. (might save our both time and energy).
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
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Did you use third party carts?
If yes, buy original brother ink carts and do the cleaning cycle again. If you are lucky the printhead isnt clogged due to the third party ink which has not the additives and glycerin needed for the printhead to run without probs.
In case the head is clogged there is nothing more what you can do. Sorry! A replacement might costs more than a new mfc 440cn!
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Compatible carts do make a lot of trouble. One point is the draining! The ink has flown into the cart assy and beyond that to the bottom of the printer. As long as you can print without problems you dont have to do anything. If the test pages wont show the correct color you have to open the printer and to clean the assy and the bottom.
Do use original ink carts though these wont drain and give correct info to printer. You can very simple refill them with dye ink. Dye ink only!!!
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