Question about Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer
Is there a way to set this machine to print faxes from black cartridge only?
Yes, if you dont need the color anymore in future:
You can cheat with empty c/y/m carts by sticking some dark but very thin adhesive tape around the nose (see picture).
After that the printer logic expects the c/y/m carts always as full.
But you cant print any colors within the next 2 weeks anymore because air will dry out the print head (and destroy the color nozzels)!
See brother homepage for instructions on how to print in grayscale only!
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
I've created an hole (about 0.4cm wide) in the side of the cartridge and put some dark green liquid (detergent) in it. After that I closed off the hole with tape and put it back in to the printer, which recognized the cartridge as being full.
It is a very drastic measure... only recommended if you really feel urged to print some grayscale text or something like that. Before you start printing with colors again you should change your 'artificial'-cartridges.
I don't know if this solution can cause harm to your printer. I have done this experiment with a MFC-215C printer (brother). I am not responsible for any damage caused by this method.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Something that has worked for some Brother owners to get cartridges recognised.
1. With your MFC powered up, open it up and remove the cartridge you are having a problem with, then close the MFC, leaving it powered up. It should report that there is no cartridge in the machine.
Still with the MFC powered up, open it up and reinsert the ink cartridge, then close the MFC. It should either ask if you have replaced a cartridge or go into its cleaning mode.
Answer "yes" to "have you replaced cartridge?" and it should either "print" or "clean" and then "print".
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
I put new ink cartridge in my printer but the cyan keep saying that it is empty.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
Mix-it-up, Thanks a lot. I've used your 2 solutions for different problems. They helped me much. I really appreciate your help.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
Worked big time on my MFC420CN. Thanks abunch. Kept me from having run up to computer store until another time.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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