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How do i access the ink cartridges to change them, i am technically inept, no manual

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On the right hand side seeing from the front (where you put in the paper tray) is a clap. within are four colored latches. each of them have to be switched down to open:

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I have cleared the paper but it still says paper jam?

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Please try this.
With some Brother printers you can try this.

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, and 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.

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On the right hand side, on the front of the printer, next to the top paper tray. There's a plastic piece that comes free and the four cartridges are inside there.

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