Question about Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

Open Question

Brother mfc-6490cw%3B black will not print

Brother mfc-6490cw black will not print installed new cartridge but no black print

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

komguy
  • 2306 Answers

SOURCE: Brother MFC-6490CW is not printing black

If it's under warranty you're in luck, you need a new printhead,LK3197001, around $80.00. I just replaced one yesterday in the shop for the same problem. I would call Brother customer service and see if they'll help cover the cost.
1-800-276-7746

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, 'komguy' :) !! That's helpful. I'll get hold of them ASAP! Cheers!"

  • 526 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Brother MFC 6490cw and can't Get The

if you have done a couple cleanings and it has not helped, its one of 2 things, either your ink cartridge is empty and needs to be replaced, or the nozzles are clogged on the printhead, also air can be in the turbing causing it not to let the liquid flow.

thanks adi

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

pineworks
  • 4041 Answers

SOURCE: My brother MFC-6490cw injet printer does not print

Hi There
steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
2. Select Properties menu
3. Click Maintenance tab
4. Click on cleaning sign for regular cleaning. Perform this up to 3 times.
5. If this does not work, perform Deep Cleaning

And if that not work

Some times it needs a good clean up but this is up to you if you want to do this,
But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

Ok.

There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: my brother mfc 465CN wont print black only color

Have you tried cleaning the print head? Find the instructions in the troubleshooting and maintainance section of the manual here http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_465cn_EN_1269.PDF

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

  • 1218 Answers

SOURCE: I just purchased a brother mfc-6490cw and it will

The following may work: remove all the ink supplies. Remove the printhead and soak it for about 5 minutes in 0.5" of very hot water. Gently blot the printhead on a soft damp paper towel to remove the excess water, then replace in the printer and then reinstall the ink supplies.

Posted on Mar 08, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I print from my Brother MFC 6490cw No image appears on the paper? What 's the cause? How to fix?


Hi,

Was it working and then stopped? Do you have the latest software drivers installed?

Try the easy things first:

Be sure that all the ink cartridges have ink in them.

Make sure the cartridges are all installed and seated properly. How old are the cartridges?

Try turning the machine completely off for about two minutes and then turning it back on, then try again. Try printing something using a different computer program. Re-boot your computer.

Make sure there are no paper jams.

When was the last time the print heads were cleaned?

Here is a link to the Brother support page for this MFC unit:

http://www.brother-usa.com/support/ModelInfo.aspx?R3ModelID=MFC6490CW#.VcvHPHfbK1t

Aug 12, 2015 | Brother MFC-6490CW Inkjet All-in-One...

1 Answer

I have a Brother MFC-6490. The printer can not print in black. The black cartridge is new. There is no problem with color printing. Thanks for your help.


Hi

Remove the black ink cartrige and rub the print head into a plain paper with rubbing alcohol until ink flows. If not rubbing alcohol, no problem. Just rub the printhead into a plain paper.

Then try to print again. I hope it helps you. Please post comments if you need more help. Regards

Apr 09, 2011 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

1 Answer

MFC 6490 CW I installed new colour cartridges, cleaned heads but it wont print in colour???


Hi I'm sorry say your machine will need a new print head and they are not easy to fit my suggestion will be to contact brother by email and ask if they will suggest a repairer in your area
but I would look at replacing it with a canon or a hp

Mar 08, 2011 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I just purchased a brother mfc-6490cw and it will not print in black. all other colors look good on the test print. I have installed a new black cartridge and cleaned the print head several times. any...


The following may work: remove all the ink supplies. Remove the printhead and soak it for about 5 minutes in 0.5" of very hot water. Gently blot the printhead on a soft damp paper towel to remove the excess water, then replace in the printer and then reinstall the ink supplies.

Mar 08, 2011 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Brother MFC-6490CW is not printing black


If it's under warranty you're in luck, you need a new printhead,LK3197001, around $80.00. I just replaced one yesterday in the shop for the same problem. I would call Brother customer service and see if they'll help cover the cost.
1-800-276-7746

Sep 04, 2009 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Black ink will not print (new out of box).


If cleaning doesn't work you should talk to your retailer or Brothers support. Don't think they can expect you to use up all ink cleaning cartridges when the machine is straight out of the box..

Jun 01, 2009 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer Logo

621 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

453 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...