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My printer won't print. I've done all of the maintenance from the menu. it will print one page after cleaning the heads. but then nothing after that.

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Go to control panel \ printers &...\ c if ur printer is set as default printer.
Normally a tick will indicate that...

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You'll have to run the cleaning mode a few times,
to do so you'll have to get into Maintenance Mode.

To do this:
Press MENU then * then 2 then 8 then 6 then 4
This takes some practice and you have to press them all within a few seconds.
If the machine doesn't say MAINTENANCE when you do it press STOP/EXIT and try again.

When in Maintenance Mode:
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Continue to do this until the quality is back to normal,
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note: this cleaning mode uses up a fair amount of ink, use sparingly

note: maintenance mode is for brother technicians and has some codes that can damage your machine, only use the codes I've explained in this solution


If this doesn't resolve your issue you may need a replacement print head,
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If it is under warranty contact Brother and they will arrange a meeting with a local technician to repair it for you.

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Have you performed a print head cleaning? If not, follow the instructions below:

1) Press <Menu> on the panel repeatedly until [Maintenance] appears on the display

2) Press left or right arrow buttons until the cleaning setting you want appears, either [Head Cleaning] or [Head Refreshing]

3) Press the <OK> button.

Note: Head cleaning should be attempted first, and may need to be done more than once. Examine the results of the test page.

Head refreshing is more aggressive, uses more ink and should only be performed when necessary (ie. when multiple head cleanings failed to solve your print problem).

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Hope I helped,
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