Question about Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Init Unable 48, See troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's guide

Because did not use the printer for 2 month i had to clean the print heads. because there was a coulor pattern always across the pages i had to repeat several times the cleaning processand print the test page. Suddenly it did not print anything anymore, recieved blanc pages and in display the message: Init Unable 48, See troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's guide.the advices there did not help, there was nothing inside like clips etc, switch the power off for 5 minutes did not help either.
Can someone help me ?

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • hermann175 Jan 16, 2008

    there are no foreign objects inside the machine, cartridges checked, powered off once more. message consits !!!!!

  • hermann175 Jan 16, 2008

    did take cardridges out and checked surrounding. did power cycle once more. problem consists the same !!!!!

  • hermann175 Jan 16, 2008

    more details of the problem:
    in ink management i only check the ink levels, all other requests are answerded with: Init Unable 48

  • hermann175 Jan 16, 2008

    how can i check the print head, where to open the printer ?

  • hermann175 Jan 16, 2008

    it has definitely something to do with printing.
    If i pess copy and start it shows again: Init Unable 48 and is doing nothing.
    If i use paintshop i can scan a document from flatbed and from document feeder.
    by the way: i use original ink cartridges.

  • hermann175 Jan 21, 2008

    The ink cartridges are in a fixed position on the right side in front of the printer and have nothing to do with the print head, they are never moving. Print head must be somewhere covered and not to see. don't want open everything to search for the printhead.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 689 Answers

I Have checked user manual once more to understand the issue. it says for "Init Unable"

CAUSE
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.

Solutions indicated as
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign
objects inside the machine. If the error message
continues take the cartridges out and check the surrounding if object around. Put the cartridges back by ensuring firmly fitted. power cycle once more and test. If issue persist please post for further help.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • ExpressFiX
    ExpressFiX Jan 15, 2008

    Also you can check the gears if something stuck you can gently move and check again so sensor will detect the difference.

  • ExpressFiX
    ExpressFiX Jan 21, 2008

    Sometimes wheels might be not accurate position for the sensors. You may move the wheels slowly both sides. So sensors will detect different position.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,944 Answers

Hi,

What is the condition of your print cartridges? They could have dried out during the 2 month period that you didn't use the printer. Try, cleaning the contacts of the cartridges and the printer. If you have new cartridges to try....even better.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • 2 more comments 
  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 16, 2008

    If your unit can only see tht ink levels then the problem probably lies with the ink cartridges or the print head. I suggest trying other cartridges...say, are you using original cartridges?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 16, 2008

    Is your print head stuck by any chance?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 16, 2008

    The print head is the unit that holds the cartridges. Do you see or hear it moving (for example when you open the printer, does it move to another position)?

  • Damen Wong
    Damen Wong Jan 21, 2008

    I suspect the moving part in your printer is mechanically stuck. You either need to get it serviced or you need to get access to the moving part and try to free it if possible.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Unable to clean-see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide. . .nothing happens when I do what the guide says


I have a MFC-420CN. If you have followed the guide and have no results, you can call Brother Customer Service : Canada 1-877-2768437 or USA 1-800-284-4329.

Apr 02, 2012 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Unable to clean see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide


unable to init. see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide - printer: DCP- 115c

Jan 30, 2011 | Brother Multi-Function Center® MFC-215C...

1 Answer

See Troubleshooting and routing maintenance chapter in User's Guide Init Unable 46


See Troubleshooting and routing maintenance chapter in User's Guide
Init Unable 73

Jan 23, 2011 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

6 Answers

Clean unable 46, See Trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's Guide.


Hi there. . . okay . . . Follow this step
1.) Unplug your printer.
2.) Plug your printer again while holding the menu button 15 sec.
3.) select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
4.) then numbers appear looks like this ###:### ###:###.
5.) now push the MONO button until the purge:#### appears on the LCD
6.) Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok

7.) - switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print
- CHEERS!
 email me if I help you. . ryuuzaki182@gmail.com 

Mar 20, 2010 | Brother DCP 165C Compact Color Inkjet...

4 Answers

Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"


Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart,
try this step by step.without missing any thing. thanks

Jul 13, 2009 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

[HELP] MY BROTHER MF-210C "UNABLE TO INIT"


Dear Guru,
I have a same problem" UNABLE TO INIT " but my printer DCP 110.
Please can help me.Thanks

Sep 19, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Unable to clean


unable to clean troubleshooting maintenance user guide

Jun 13, 2008 | Brother DCP 130C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Will not print


What 2 digit error code does the machine display, too?

May 12, 2008 | Brother DCP 130C All-In-One InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

3,177 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

Soulvisitor
Soulvisitor

Level 3 Expert

1113 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...