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Message: Unable to clean. Have checked for obstacles, turned off & on, unplugged for several minutes. Still has same message. Have tried to clear message but won't clear.

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SOURCE: I keep getting an error message- unable to clean

The waistinktank has to be replaced. DO NOT only reset the code but change the waistinktank! Otherwise ink will flow into the machine and will cause serious damages!!!!!!!! See link how to do that: http://www.fixya.com/support/t202485-cleaning

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Unable to print 30

the encoder strip is out of position. The strip is the foil which runs paralell to ph direction (and gives the ph the position info).

You have to open the printer and set it back into the ph carrier.

http://www.hstt.net/refill-faq/inside.html#Brother_mfc215c

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Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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I saw on this site codes for another MFC to clear memory and reset the cleaning unit count code to zero. It worked on two of my brother mfc 820cw units. The third mfc 5840cn had unable to print error message 46- nothing at Brother. they want you to take everything to a repair shop.they don't help at all. Then the error went to 4F when I tried toclear the memory.As Iunderstand that message- it means I have to replace the printer head. Have no clue where or what it is. But I can read a manual as well as anyone and follow directions to fix it! Can't be worse than it is now! Good luck

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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  1. Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
    Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.
  1. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
    If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset.

See page 123 of the manual for more. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000222/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: message unable to print 50

Machine Error 50 either means that there is a loose object inside the machine (usually piece of paper), or that there is a mechanical error which would need you to have the machine sent to service.

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Yay, the real answer. Be careful to have clean hands when touching the decoder strip or you may damage it and then you will need to replace it.

http://support.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Technical/Service%20Updates/SU_F1379.PDF

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This error message means the machine has a mechanical problem -OR- a foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the machine.

Close the document support and the document tray. Open the top cover and remove any foreign obstacles from inside the machine. If the error message continues, please follow the steps below before disconnecting the machine so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the machine from the power source for several minutes (which will erase all faxes), and then reconnect it.

Check whether the machine has faxes in the memory

1. Press Menu/Set, 9, 0, 1.

2. If the machine has no faxes, disconnect the machine from the power source for several minutes, and then reconnect it.

-OR-

If faxes are present, you can transfer them to another fax machine. Go to Step 3.

-OR-

3. Enter the fax number to which faxes will be forwarded.

4. Press Black Start.

5. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the machine from the power source for several minutes, and then reconnect it. You can transfer the Fax Journal report to another fax machine by pressing Menu/Set, 9, 0, 2 in Step1.

See here for additonal help:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/model_top/colormfc/mfc3240c_all.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc3240c_all

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From the printer's user guide:

Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign obstacles inside the DCP. If the error message continues, disconnect the DCP from
the power source for several minutes then reconnect it.

If still a problem, the printer has a mechanical problem and needs to be serviced.

Hope this helps.

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According to the manual, the unable to clean error means a mechanical problem or a foreign object in the machine: Open the scanner cover and remove
any foreign obstacles inside the
machine. If the error message
continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several
minutes then reconnect it.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002010/BH3eDCPWLAN_UkEngUsr.pdf

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Error message Unable to Change Unable to Clean Unable to Init Unable to Print Unable to Scan Cause The MFC has a mechanical problem. ?OR? A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC. Solution Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign obstacles from inside the MFC. If the error message continues, please follow the steps below before disconnecting the MFC so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes (which will erase all faxes), and then reconnect it. Check whether the MFC has faxes in the memory 1. Press Menu/Set, 9, 0, 1. 2. If the MFC has no faxes, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. ?OR? If faxes are present, you can transfer them to another fax machine. Go to Step 3. ?OR? You can forward the faxes to your PC. Please see Transfer faxes to your PC. Transfer faxes to another fax machine If you have not set up your Station ID, you cannot enter fax transfer mode. 3. Enter the fax number to which faxes will be forwarded. 4. Press Black Start. 5. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. You can transfer the Fax Journal report to another fax machine by pressing Menu/Set, 9, 0, 2 in Step 1 Transfer faxes to your PC You can move the faxes from your MFC?s memory to your PC. 1. Press Menu/Set, 2, 5, 1. 2. Using ▲ or ▼, select PC Fax Receive, and then press Menu/Set. The LCD will ask if you want to transfer a fax to your PC. 3. To transfer all faxes to your PC, press 1. ?OR? To keep all faxes in the MFC?s memory, press 2. 4. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. (For details see Using Brother PC-FAX software on page 5-1 in Software User?s Guide on the CD-ROM.)

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Error message Unable to Change Unable to Clean Unable to Init Unable to Print Unable to Scan Cause The MFC has a mechanical problem. OR A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC. Solution Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign obstacles from inside the MFC. If the error message continues, please follow the steps below before disconnecting the MFC so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes (which will erase all faxes), and then reconnect it. Check whether the MFC has faxes in the memory 1. Press Menu/Set, 9, 0, 1. 2. If the MFC has no faxes, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. OR If faxes are present, you can transfer them to another fax machine. Go to Step 3. OR You can forward the faxes to your PC. Please see Transfer faxes to your PC. Transfer faxes to another fax machine If you have not set up your Station ID, you cannot enter fax transfer mode. 3. Enter the fax number to which faxes will be forwarded. 4. Press Black Start. 5. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. You can transfer the Fax Journal report to another fax machine by pressing Menu/Set, 9, 0, 2 in Step 1 Transfer faxes to your PC You can move the faxes from your MFC?s memory to your PC. 1. Press Menu/Set, 2, 5, 1. 2. Using ▲ or ▼, select PC Fax Receive, and then press Menu/Set. The LCD will ask if you want to transfer a fax to your PC. 3. To transfer all faxes to your PC, press 1. OR To keep all faxes in the MFC?s memory, press 2. 4. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. (For details see Using Brother PC-FAX software on page 5-1 in Software User?s Guide on the CD-ROM.)

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