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Machine Error AF

Hi ! I have a problem wiht my mfc-210c. Initiation not completed. When i put set-menu, black print and 4 up, i got Machine error AF. The flat cable is good. Can you help me ? (sorry for my english, i'm for Québec canada)

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Sylvain

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  • Sean186 Feb 26, 2008

    I have test each pin of the flat cable, and each pin is good, (1 OHM). I have wash the flat cable with cleaning solution and the contact on the board. Can you tel me if the error AF can be show for another problem ?

  • kronk79 Apr 05, 2008

    hello i have problem witch brother dcp 135c it shows error scan AF and when start up hears strange plastic noises like rumble please help me

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Plz check the flat cables silver ends! It might be that the flat cable has a broken cable. Clean contact on main board and flatcable side with some electrical cleaning solution.

But i guess you have a broken cable.

AF only appears when scanner is not connected to machines circuit board. In case you wont find a broken cable, buy a second hand dcp 110c and use this scanner as a spare-part.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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    Mix-it-up Feb 26, 2008

    Sorry. Just two cases: 1# Flatcable disconnected (99%) or main board defctive (1%).

    You can try another scanner top from a dcp 110c. If that doesnt work too the main board is defective.

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Here is the answer to the Machine Error 46 (have just fixed my own MFC210C):


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The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.


Resetting purge counter MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

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FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

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6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Carry on printing !!

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Carry on printing !!

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