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Brother MFC440CN Message states 'ink empty'...Black! I have changed it with 2 new Black ink Carts.....but still get the message! HELP!

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  • frances priester Feb 26, 2008

    How exactly do you clean this, if it dosen't work how much to replace whatever you said?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    Black shows empty and others very low. Took to shop and they said they cleaned sensor but got home and black showed very little and others very little, but all inks were new. It again started showing black empty after a few print jobs.

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Did you use generic ink carts? If yes ink has stained the led control. Try to clean it by help of a towel. In some cases this will help. If not, the led control needs replacing!
Another solution:
Did you answer the question given by printer when changing the cart?

You might take all carts out, unplug machine from power outlet. replug to power. wait until machine demands carts. Place cart in and answer question.

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Black ink cartridge doesn't work.


Have you tried
  1. Taking out all the cartridges
  2. Power down the power
  3. Power up the printer
  4. Open the scanner Cover
  5. Close the scanner cover
  6. Message will ask you to put the ink.
  7. Put in Black
  8. Close scanner cover
  9. It may ask you whether the Black is being changed.
  10. Open the cover.
  11. Install Cyan.
  12. Repeat step 8-10 for the rest of the 2 colours.
  13. It should resolve the Black ink empty message.
Let us know if this works.

Thank you.

Dec 11, 2008 | Brother DCP-110C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Near empty black


Take ALL carts out of the machine. leave scanner open and unplug from POWER OUTLET.
Wait 5min.
Replug to power. Wait until machine demands carts.
Insert carts again.
Close cover AND ANSWER THE DISPLAY questions if you have changed the carts. Give answer by pressing 1 (Yes) or 2 (**). You should answer for the new cart of course with 1.

This will reset the ink counter.

Mar 08, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Message: "Ink empty black" --won't reset


this could be because of generic ink carts which do not have the size of the original ones. If so put some paperstrip beneath the cart to lift it up a bit.
Anyway, did you tell the printer that you have changed the cart by pressing 1? Look at the display when you insert the cart!

Feb 24, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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New ink cartridge istallation: Brother MFC-240


I guess you d used generic ink carts?!
If yes, the cart holder needs replacement due to ink that has stained the led control. The ink has made a short circuit. The error can only be deleted by replacing the whole cart holder!

Jan 28, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Ink problems....


Take all carts out of the machine. Have a look into the cart holder. Is there ink swapping beneath the white plastic? (You might shake the machine ;-)

If yes, the cart holder leaks and needs replacement.

If not (your lucky!) it could be that the automatic cleaning procedure which starts when a cart is changed has soaked the carts empty.

Do set machine with date and time and NEVER unplug NOR use a power switch which breaks the power supply.

Do use constant power and switch off machine by pressing stand-by-fax-button!

Everytime when machine comes to (new) power contact it runs an extensive ink cleaning procedure. thats why your carts are always near empty....
The stand-by will prevent this and machine does some cleaning procedures which consumes only a few drops(!) of ink!


The display asks you if you have changed the carts. Do answer this question by pressing 1 for YES or 2 for NO.
This will reset the built-in inkcountermanagement to the correct settings

Jan 22, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink cartridge (not) installed properly


unplug machine from power outlet. take all carts out. wait 5 min. plug machine to power. wait until machine demands carts. reinsert carts and make sure they are secured. answer display when asked if you have changed.

If you still have the error message use a original brother cart.

Dec 16, 2007 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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First, wouldn't print black, now won't print magenta- all new cartridges!


Unplug machinepowercord. Open printer and take all carts out. Plug in power. Machine demands carts. Put new one in: Replace with original ink carts!. When asked push 1 (yes New cart). If you have used thirdparty carts, there could be a prob due to construticon or ink quality. In case there is no bk after 3x cleaning cycles anymore, the head is clogged: This happens because the filter in front of the nozzels is clogged by pigmented ink. DO USE ONLY DYE INK for all types of brother inkjet machines!!!

Sep 24, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brothers 420 cn printer question


try with clean the catridge nozzel and see if it is not working then you replace the catridge. bye

Sep 24, 2007 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...

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"no catridge" not true


Drill a 2 - 3 mm hole into the brother label upon the carts. Refill the cart which the printers display shows EMPTY. For color C/Y/M refill a 12ml and for black a 20ml ink. Use only dye ink! See pictures how to do that: http://www.hstt.net/refill-faq/brother.html#LC-900 Refillen

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