Question about Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer
I just replaced a ink cartridge, now, I'm assuming it needs to go the the whole cleaning process but the printer does not recognize the newly replaced cartridge.
It asks "did you replace the magenta"? I press 1 for yes but it instantly goes to "No Cartridge" and then into some whole spiel about opening the cover and reinstalling the cartridge. After multiple attempts at reinstalling the cartridge and scouring over brothers "lack of troubleshooting" website, I turn to you guys.
SOLUTION FOR EMPTY CARTRIGE ERROR MESSAGE...
1. UNPLUG PRINTER AND USB CABLE.
2. UNDERNEATH PRINTER SECURE WOUND CABLES.
3. CARRY PRINTER, TO VEHICLE AND PLACE BEHIND REAR TIRE.
4. PUT VEHICLE IN REVERSE MAKING SURE FRONT AND REAR TIRES MAKE REQUIRED PRINTER ADJUSTMENTS,.
5. PICK UP PIECES AND PUT IN RECYCLE BIN.
6 BUY DIFFERENT BRAND OF PRINTER.
7. PROBLEM ELIMINATED, NO MORE STRESS.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
This is the solution that i got by emailing brother and it worked for me (even with using cheap replacement ink cartridges it works) the step that helped me the most was step d:
"The message #NO CARTRIDGE# may appear if one or more of the
cartridges are not properly installed or an ink cartridge is
defective,such as air bubbles, or empty. Verify all the cartridges are
installed correctly and they are not empty or defective by following
steps listed below:
NOTE: Cartridges that have already been installed are no longer
vacuum-sealed; it is very important that the cartridge remains upright.
If the cartridge is removed and placed on its# side, air may be
introduced into the ink supply tubes, requiring repeated cleaning
beforeprint quality is restored.
a. Lift the top cover to the open position until it locks securely
b. Then, remove all ink cartridges by pulling the white plastic hook
toward you and pulling the cartridges up and out of the machine.
c. Because all the ink cartridges have been removed, the LCD will
promptyou to install each color cartridge.
d. Important!! Reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the order of the LCD
is instructing you too. Press down FIRMLY on the top of the cartridge
until it is fully seated. Push the white plastic hook towards the
cartridge to verify it is fully latched over the top edge of the
e. Close the top cover. The LCD will ask you if you have changed the
cartridge to new. Press 1 for yes and 2 for no. Press 1 for yes for
each color. The LCD will alternately show CLEANING and PLEASE WAIT.
When the Brother machine completes the cleaning cycle, the LCD returns
to Standby mode.
If "NO CARTRIDGE" still remains on the LCD after verifying you are
usinga new Genuine Brother ink cartridge and your machine is within
warranty,you can locate a Brother Authorized Service Center (ASC) in
your area orcontact Brother Customer Service by calling 1-877-Brother
(1-877-276-8437) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Go there and read the instructions and do so. IT WORKED!!! Finally something worked!!!!
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
I have the same problem and finally have come up with a way to get the printer to work again. I had to find out first how to get into the maintenance mode.
Maintenance Mode ie entered by unplug the ac cord, holding the set button down, and replugging the ac cord in.
Once in maintenance mode, press 75 (cover close check, follow the instructions given). Once out of mode 75 ie, Maintenance is showing back on the screen, then enter digit 76 (cleaning mode), and then hit your black start key, which initialize the cleaning option. (you can choose to clean individual colors using the up/down/right/left keys. i used ALL) Apparently this is suppose to uses a lot of ink, but if the printers not working what do you have to lose.
Once out of the cleaning mode, unplug your printer ac cord and replug it in, hopefully the printer initialize to a near empty black, etc messages, which at least lets you print again..
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Well I tried all of the above (as much as I can understand) sometimes Geeks speak in Geek language - LOL Like I dont know which side to clean with acetone Left or Right looking at installed cartridge - anyway Im going to buy another Cayene because that is the one that is not allowing my bro to recognize the cartridge.........I dont know what else to do except to run over it with my car - as was one suggestion - lol
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Did you secure the cart by help of the plastic on the left side. make sure it locks the cart top. If you already have done so: Use another cart or stick some black tape around the nose to cheat the led control. Will post a pic where to do that.
Das wird das Spielchen stoppen ;-)
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
I ended up changing all cartridges and it solved the problem. bit of a waste of ink though
Posted on Jun 27, 2011
"CYAN NEAR EMPTY".
I had a problem:Ink indicated cyan near empty. I tried everything including cleaning with acetone, but was told not to touch the male air pipe (oxymoron :-) ), which was covered with blue ink. I was told not to touch this. So, I didn't. No tresults.
In desperation, I finally, and g e n t l y inserted a small straightened paper clip, dipped in acetone, into the pipe, cleaning with a Q-tip, and blowing the excess out with compressed air, several times. I actually "felt" the clip bypass a blockage in the pipe! I continued to dip, insert, and blow out the male tube. Then reinserted the inks, in proper order, per instructions, etc.
Lo and behold, IT WORKED! It made my day! This had been driving me nuts for weeks.
Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
Somethings that have 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".
2. The cartridge holder in the printer has an "electronic eye" (light sensor) of some type for each cartridge.
Some users have found that putting either permanent marker/sharpie/black PVC tape either on the area of the ink cartridge that goes near the sensor or alternatively putting tape over the sensor itself allows printing to occur.
The problem with this method is that the printer will no longer recognise near-empty cartridges and so will not warn you to replace them and so the print head may be damaged. This is said to work on LC57 icartridges used with the following models: DCP-330C, DCP-350C, DCP-540CN, DCP-560CN, FAX-2480C, MFC-240C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-885CW, MFC-3360C, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Nothing worked, until I tried the cleaning with acetone - thanks!
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
Easy to solve!
1) turn off and unplug
2) Take out all cartridges, put all away inside a carton box!!! Important.
3) Clean in side with acetone and inject some drop in side the hole on the bottom .that one is for the air replacement. The other male shape is the way ink goes to the injector. Don’t touch this one.
4) Plug and turn on(with out any cartridge)
5) Now you have message, black near empty, yellow, cyan, and magenta near empty.
6) In menu, start cleaning all ink.
7) When finish you have same message, don’t worry.
8) Turn off (with out unplugging)
9) Put cartridge back
10) Turn on
11) Let the machine do its job.
12) In menu, choose –cleaning all cartridge.
13) Information((( It take longer ,because machine should remove air which stuck in pipe when we have cleaned with out having cartridge)
14) Almost finished.
** Remember if ink is dry in air pipe inside the place where cartridge install. You should clean it very well.
** make sure all cartridges are refilled or are new, or hase some inke inside.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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