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MFC fails to recognize new ink cartridge

"no cartridge" message afer replacing ink cartridge

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SOURCE: New Ink Cartridge

Is the toner cartridge an original Brother or is it remanufactured? The toner cartridge for this model is the TN-350, which has a "flag gear" on the left (gear) side. It is a little plastic piece that sticks out on the new cartridges and, after putting the cartridge in for the first time, it rotates out of the way. This is how the printer knows that the cartridge is new. Some remanufacturers either don't put the flag gear in or they forget to turn it back to the original position when they build the cartridge. So that would be the first thing I would look at.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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SOURCE: new ink cartridge istallation: Brother MFC-240

I guess you d used generic ink carts?!
If yes, the cart holder needs replacement due to ink that has stained the led control. The ink has made a short circuit. The error can only be deleted by replacing the whole cart holder!

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: MFC-240 shows no ink cartridge

Same problem here... Figured out something that works fine for me anyway.

I took some black electrical tape and covered the clear plastic area in the front of the cartridge. It's a bit of a delicate procedure. Need a piece of tape about 3/16 of an inch wide and 1/2 inch long to match the contour of the clear plastic so it still fits inside the printer and can be surrounded by the light sensors.

Unfortunately, I think Brother is making too much on the ink cartridges and therefore is trying to make them tamper proof. I t's backfiring on them. Will never buy another Brother.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: MFC-240 shows no ink cartridge

Hi all,

I had similar problem, i.e. MFC-240 printing was "forbidden" even if one cartridge was out of ink. This did not make sense if I wanted to print black and white but only cyan is out.

I read about taping the sensor bit of the cartridge to (fool the printer). My solution is instead of using tape (which could require some delicate work), I used liquid paper! Just paint over the transparent spot of the cartridge using the small little brush from the liquid paper bottle cap. Wait til it dried and plug the cartridge back in. It worked!

Jim

P.S.: I pulled the power after I finished printing to prevent its auto-wake (every two days or so) head cleaning job which used up internal ink (=expensive). The surprising rattling really annoyed me.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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The Brother MFC-240C uses an individual cartridge for each color (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta). When one of the colors is out of ink, the printer will tell you to replace the ink cartridge. To replace a cartridge, follow the steps below.

All four cartridges are located on the right front side of the printer, behind a cover. Pull the cover forward from the side, where there is a slight cutout for you to grab. When the cover falls forward, you'll see the ink cartridge holders.

For whichever ink cartridge you are replacing, push down on the purple handle for that color. The ink cartridge holder will open and fall forward, revealing the ink cartridge itself. Push down on the cartridge holder and the cartridge should pop toward you a little bit. Grasp the cartridge and remove it.

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Insert the new cartridge into the correct slot (from left to right: black, yellow, cyan, magenta) so that the word "brother" is right-side up and located toward the top of the cartridge. Once it is most of the way in, push the ink cartridge holder up by the purple handle until it snaps into place. Then close the ink cartridge cover.

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