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Brother MFC 3220c machine error 41

I am getting a machine error 41 message from my Brother MFC 3220c printer. Can you advise?

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  • CaptVideo1 Feb 09, 2008

    Error 41 appears on MFC-3220C LCD display. The message indicates the need to recycle power. Error 41 reappears after unplugging and replugging power. The printer is several months out of warranty.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    error 41

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I have the infamous ERROR 41 UGH and I am out of service covered by brother - of course so now we do what throw out this machine? I only use the brother inks since i bought the printer !!!!!! This is the second time the first time brother sent me to a place to get the printer fixed I want to eliminate this error 41 from the brother memory does any one know how?

  • knmore426 Dec 18, 2008

    the printer say 41 error unplug the printer and call brother. What now?

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I had the same problem with a Brother MFC3420C after replacing the print head with a new one the same error 41 occured 4 weeks later.

I finally fixed the problem (see photo's) and sent the parts back to Brother :-)

Don't buy Brother Inkjet technology its all ****!.

Their laser technology seems to be much more robust and reliable, have had a Brother HL-1440 since 2004 and its still running well.

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I had the same problem after replacing the print head. I removed the ink cartridge and then unclip the two metal two clips by the side that hold the print head. Then I used WD40 to spray through the ink holes until the clear liquid comes out from the print head.Then I replaced everything back and start the cleanning process, do a few test prints. It works ok now, no more Machine Error 41. Therefore, sometime the problem might just be clogged pin heads!

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Soulvisitor is right, time for new print head, brother mfc3420 the same result, too pricey time for new printer its cheaper :-)

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Not worth fixing I'm afraid

Very common, error 41 is stuffed print head, fix is replace head cost about $250 fitted

Time for a new printer and beware of after market inks that you feed it some do more damage than good.

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My printer has an error #41 on the screen what


THE ERROR 41 INDICATES AN INCORRECT VOLTAGE COMMING FROM THE PRINTHEAD, THE PRINTHEAD WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AND THE HEAD I.D. WILL NEED TO BE RESET, ALSO, BROTHER RECOMENDS THAT YOU CHANGE ALL OF THE INKS TO NEW INKS. THE RESETING OF THE HEAD I.D. CAN ONLY BE PREFORMED BY AN ATHORIZED BROTHER SERVICE CENTER. THIS REPAIR CAN NOT BE PREFORMED BY THE END USER. I HOPE THIS HELPS.

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Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
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error code41 unplug machine,then call brother

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Error 41 is the print head. Depending on the age of the machine, Brother may send you a refurbished unit.

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Error 41 is Print head needs to be replaced, on this model it is not a big job, Heads can be purchased from Brother dealers, ring brother to locate if you wish to repair this machine rather than replace it.

Head sells for about $80 for the part from a brother dealer 1-800-284-4329 and it will need a new set of inks too, not really worth it just replace with new machine with ink and a warranty.

Very common issue, brother extended warranty for this fault for two years but yours would be past it by now, the s/n tells of build date, the first two digits of the LAST NINE of the serial number indicate build date, so a K6J702822 ending serial no. means it was built K6 = Nov 06.

I beleive that this is a result a lot of the time by the use of refills and remanufactured ink cartridges being used.

There is heaps of info on net regarding "error 41".

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error 41 means that the printhead is defectiv. It has to be replaced. Sorry, no chance to fix it anymore.

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It needs a new printhead. I have heard you can find them on ebay. A service center would charge you too much to be feasable. Not because they want to rip you off but because they have to make a profit like any other business.

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unfortanatly error 41 means that the printer head needs to be replaced. Got this from the horses mouth. I called the internnational tele # at 1-800-284-4329 and they told me you would need to take in the machine to have this repaired. You can look in your book for a # to find a servicer or go to http://www.brother.com Good Luck

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