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No print capacity

I ran out of ink. Replaced the black cartridge, did not replace the color cartridges as I do not need to print in color right now. Still will not print.

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  • missych Feb 26, 2008

    the yellow, blue and red cartridges are empty..I've tried taking them out and then putting them back in. I have pressed 1 and let the machine know the black has been replaced. It keeps saying 'No cartridge for cyan and magenta'. HELP!

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Do you have an error code on the display. plz give us some more details.

Some quick hints:
-Is the cart secured by help of the colored latches (you should hear a clicking sound).
- Do you use generic carts? might be a prob of air ventilation = drill a hole on top of the missing one.
-did you tell the printer that you have changed the cart by pressing 1 for yes?
-is another cart empty?

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

  • Mix-it-up
    Mix-it-up Feb 26, 2008

    brother inkjet printers always need all carts! There is no way to print without one cart missing:

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC...

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