Question about Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
I printed a coloured document and my ink level gradually decreased. However, after a while the level came down to 0 in my cyan cartridge. Checking the cartridge I found that the cartridge still had a some ink in it. Putting the cartridge back in, I always get a message of "No Cartridge". Do I just need to replace the that ink cartridge or is the printer actually busted?
This problem seems to be caused by the gray horseshoe-shaped sensor behind the cartridges. I tried cleaning them with a cotton swab, and found that the "No Cartridge" message turned off when the swab was in the sensor.
So if you put something (like a tiny piece of cotton) in the cavity about halfway up the cartridge (so that it takes up space in the sensor when you replace the cartridge), you can trick the sensor into thinking the cartridge is there.
If it doesnt work the first time, try rearranging the cotton (or whatever you put) or putting more in.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
If you are using or have used third party generic ink cartridges or refilled ink cartridges, the Cartridge Sensor printed circuit board may have been damaged. We have found that some third party generic ink cartridges leak onto the ink cartridge sensor circuit board causing an electrical short of the ink cartridge sensors. The damage from the leaked ink results in the machine displaying NO CARTRIDGE because the machine will no longer recognize the installed ink cartridge(s). Genuine Brother ink cartridges do not cause this issue because of the unique design developed to fit specifically in the Brother products. As long as a Brother cartridge has not been refilled, the Brother cartridge will not leak.
Posted on Jul 22, 2008
Change ink! It has a sensor that stops operation to ensure ink lines remain with ink in them
There should always be ink left in cartridge otherwise the printer would suck in air and air would turn in to bubbles in the ink line which become blank areas on your printing.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Hi, I have the same issue. "INK CARTRIDGE NOT DETECTED" We put the new one and old one in several times and got the same error.
Cyan is the one that was empty and gave us the error even the old one that still had ink.
Nothing has fixed the issue.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
If it is a Brother MFC-440CN,I have found that there are 2 types of cartridge with the same LC51 number. if it isn't the type with the pin in the end,it won't work.
Posted on May 28, 2008
I like 7212Law have the same problem. I have put new cartridges in twice and have got "no cartridge" therefore your guru Soulvistor's answer is nonsense.
Posted on May 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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