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MFC-490CW does not print black ink, what can i do to fix this?

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Does it print in any of the other colours? if not, it sounds like one cartridge is empty and the printer will not print until you have full cartridges.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Try remove all cartridges then put back it one by one.Make sure the color cartridges are not empty too.The printer need all cartridges not empty to initialized and working.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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SOURCE: black ink is not dispensing

There may be an air bubble in the black tubing, it will take several more cleaning cycles to clear. You can tell it to clean only the black and save the other inks.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-490CW Won't Print

If you have installed something since yesterday you might want to use system restore. the program might be causing the flaw. If not dont worry. You will need to uninstall the printer from your printer page and reinstall it. depending if it is a networked printer or a usb connected. If networked all you have to do is follow the install wizard. but if it is a usb you will have to go to the company's website and download a printer driver. after that it should work. dont forget to restart your computer. sometimes that can help too.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother mfc-490cw is offline

If you are running Vista and SNMP is turned off
1. Check to see if SNMP is turned off this is a component of Vista
a- Control Panel
b- Program and Features
c- Left side of screen you should see turn windows features on or off
d- Click on this a window box should open scroll down and see if SNMP feature is checked if it is then turn it off (unchecked) follow these steps
e- Under printers select Brother MFC-940CW printer right click
f- Select run as administrator
g- Select properties
h- Select ports
i- Select button configure ports
j- Under port settings uncheck enable SNMP
k- Click ok printer should be on line
l- To find MAC address for MAC filtering on router
m- Run the brother remote setup program and note the IP address
n- Run the command prompt as an administrator at the prompt type the following “apr –a” without the quotes and then hit return and note the physical address (MAC) for the above IP address you noted. Log on to your router and enter the MAC address from the step above and save.
o- Run the brother remote setup program again and change TCP/IP from “auto to static” please note you must have box checked at the top of the window edit network settings.
p- Restart the computer

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: MFC-490CW two ink colours just not printing, it

Powerful cleaning is: Press menu, then start black copy, then four times arrow-up quickly after another.Machine will be in maintenance mode (all lights will flash).
press 7-6-4 and OK (or start-black-copy).
When finished press 7-6-3 then start black copy,
printer will do a power purge.
Leave maintenance mode by pressing 9-9.
If this not help better think about new printer, because cost of repairing this one is profitable.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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Hello again can i not clean the printer head nozzles myself? in my brother mfc 490cw out of warranty but was working previously until black ink ran out copying but they are blank pages all inks are full


Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, thenprint head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head. A Warranty does not cover blocked print heads.

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My mfc 490cw will not print black ink. What should I do?


Try to clean the print head 2-3 times,if not work you need to replace 100% the print head.If a have been usefut please give me a vote :)

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I installed a new black ink cartridge(lc61bk) on a brother mfc-495cw and now nothing is printing.


Check out if you've installed it correctly. Also check out other ink cartridges, are they empty? If yes you won't be able to print anything. However, if all ink cartridges are OK then try to reset the printer or reinstall the drivers. You can find help in MFC 495cw users manual

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Printer wont print


Try remove all cartridges then put back it one by one.Make sure the color cartridges are not empty too.The printer need all cartridges not empty to initialized and working.

Nov 25, 2009 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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Printer won't print black ink


From multiple online sources, this appears to be a fairly common problem with this model. As a matter of fact, my 490CW is experiencing the same exact issue. Called tech support and they're issuing an exchange. I'd advise that you do the same.

Oct 09, 2009 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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My brother 490CW won't print black ink


I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, the printer started using all of my yellow ink.
Look at the black cartridge and check to see if the opening on the side is as it should be( a little ink is able to come out of it).
If not, then you need to replace the cartridge with another one.
This fixed my problem after a lot of wasted time with me trying to install the drivers again, which was not the problem.
Clean it a few times with the black only , then check the print, it may take 5-10 times.

Oct 03, 2009 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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Black ink is not dispensing


There may be an air bubble in the black tubing, it will take several more cleaning cycles to clear. You can tell it to clean only the black and save the other inks.

Jul 01, 2009 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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My Brother MFC-490CW won't print


Did you try onboard print test by pressing INK LEVEL button. I am having similar problem but color prints but black does not. The printer has built in diagnostics that walks you thru some troubleshooting steps. It has you repeat cleaning 5 times and then asks you to replace cartridges if test fails...than repeat tests and call customer support if that does not work. Which I may do soon.

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