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My mfc-665cw printer quit printing yellow. i have switched cartridges, run the cleaning mode many times, no improvement. i hate to dump the excellent printer or pay big bucks to have it checked.

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  • ljenseward Feb 03, 2010

    This is a one-size fits all response. There is no copper circuitry strip on this model cartridge or printer, so the hints are of no value whatsoever.

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Remove the cartridge again and clean the copper circuitry strip on the backside of the cartridge, and the contacts inside the printer, by following the instructions below:
1. Use a clean, dry, soft, lint-free cloth. Locate the copper-colored circuitry strip on the back of the cartridge.
2. Wipe the copper-colored strip with the dry cloth. Use an upward motion, from the nozzle end to the top of the cartridge. Do not wipe the nozzle end of the cartridge or touch the nozzle plate. Wipe the contacts only once.
3. To clean the printer contacts, carefully look for fibers or contamination on the electrical contacts inside the carriage assembly, but do not wipe the printer contacts with any object. The contacts in the printer can be damaged if too much pressure is applied during a wiping process. Try to remove any visible attached debris within the carriage assembly by gently pulling the debris off with your fingers. Reinsert the cartridge and try printing again. If the error continues, the cartridge may need to be replaced.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Testimonial: "tip was of no value as the response did not fit the printer at all."

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    mukhtar21 shaikh Feb 04, 2010

    i m very sorry for that my solution was not help you out can you try one more thing just re install the printer driver and try.

    best of luck.

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