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Cannot print I keep getting a msg "unable to clean". I've cleaned the printer per the instructions in the manuel a number of times. What can be wrong.

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    Look under error code 41. There is a msg regardng fixing this problem. It worked great, It took me about 15 minutes. You have to reset the counter. The message is from TrickDick.

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The ink absorber box is fed up with waist ink. You have to buy a new absorber box from a service partner which can be found on the brother homepage of your country. Ther is no way to clean the box!

When you have the absorber box plz post here again.
Ill give you some details on how to change the box and do the eeprom reset.

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