I found a broken MFC-640CW and swapped printheads with my bad one. Now I have an Error 50. What's that? Also, I didn't have a new waste ink absorber so I tried to flush my old one out with water for about 20 mins. The printer still wants a new one. Where do I buy one?
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Re: replaced the printhead, now I have an Error 50
Error 50: encoder strip (foil paralell to ph traveling path) is out of the ph sensor. You have to push the ph to the very left, open ph cover and reinsert the ph so that the foil is in place within the ph. check by pushing it left /right: the foil must run plain without a wave infront ph.
Buy a new waist ink tank as a spare part from a service partner near your home who can be found at the brother homepage of your country. NEVER CLEAN A WAIST INK TANK! The cotton will be as stone after it dried up and refuses to take up waistink. Ink will destroy the inside of the machine (and furniture beneath the printer).
You have to do a reset within the eeprom. When you ve bought the new ink absorber plz post here again. Will give you the code then.
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Error 41 refers to the printheads which is a common problem with Brother machines. The printheads will need to be replaced. On some machines, Brother has extended the warranty to cover printheads because of the excessive failure rate. Contact Brother to see if you qualify and they may send you new printheads along with easy instructions to replace them. Also please rate this solution with a fixya rating. Thanks!
Firstly, yes the cheap ink has KILLED your ph! The missing of some important additives in the ink get you there. Saty away from generic ink carts!!!! Do refill the original brother ones with a reliable and good DYE ink.
To get it clear what error code does the eBay one give to you after pressing menu then start bk copy then 4x arrow-up?
Plz post it here. (might save our both time and energy).