Question about Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet Multi-Function Printer
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, the printer started using all of my yellow ink.
Look at the black cartridge and check to see if the opening on the side is as it should be( a little ink is able to come out of it).
If not, then you need to replace the cartridge with another one.
This fixed my problem after a lot of wasted time with me trying to install the drivers again, which was not the problem.
Clean it a few times with the black only , then check the print, it may take 5-10 times.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brother mfc-490cw is offline
If you are running Vista and SNMP is turned off
1. Check to see if SNMP is turned off this is a component of Vista
a- Control Panel
b- Program and Features
c- Left side of screen you should see turn windows features on or off
d- Click on this a window box should open scroll down and see if SNMP feature is checked if it is then turn it off (unchecked) follow these steps
e- Under printers select Brother MFC-940CW printer right click
f- Select run as administrator
g- Select properties
h- Select ports
i- Select button configure ports
j- Under port settings uncheck enable SNMP
k- Click ok printer should be on line
l- To find MAC address for MAC filtering on router
m- Run the brother remote setup program and note the IP address
n- Run the command prompt as an administrator at the prompt type the following “apr –a” without the quotes and then hit return and note the physical address (MAC) for the above IP address you noted. Log on to your router and enter the MAC address from the step above and save.
o- Run the brother remote setup program again and change TCP/IP from “auto to static” please note you must have box checked at the top of the window edit network settings.
p- Restart the computer
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
SOURCE: Brother MFC-490CW Won't Print
If you have installed something since yesterday you might want to use system restore. the program might be causing the flaw. If not dont worry. You will need to uninstall the printer from your printer page and reinstall it. depending if it is a networked printer or a usb connected. If networked all you have to do is follow the install wizard. but if it is a usb you will have to go to the company's website and download a printer driver. after that it should work. dont forget to restart your computer. sometimes that can help too.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
SOURCE: black ink is not dispensing
There may be an air bubble in the black tubing, it will take several more cleaning cycles to clear. You can tell it to clean only the black and save the other inks.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Ink may be new, but their nozzles may be blocked; depending
on manner of storage. To be sure apply a folded tissue paper to the ink nuzzle
and press firmly. If the tissue comes off well blotted with ink it means you
still have a good amount of ink in it and the nozzle is not blocked. If not
blotted or scantily blotted, it means ink is really low or nozzle is blocked.
To be very sure of this, place nuzzle in a plate/saucer with a bit water so
that the nozzle is soaked. Leave for about 10 minutes. Then apply the tissue
again. If still not well blotted it means ink is really low or empty. If new
you should return it for a replacement. In the case of blocked nozzles, the
procedure may be repeated over to get results.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
Yes, go to properties for the printer, probably right click on the printer under printers, click on "printer preferences", and then click on "color", and change it to print in "gray scale". This will be black only. This may not be the exact way to do it on your system but look for the color setting under the printer and change to gray scale.
Posted on May 18, 2010
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