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Near empty Magenta

The "near empty Magenta" appeared on the display even after changing new one. Have tried many time and replaced another new Magenta cartridge still having same problem.

Please advise.

My email address is mokbp@streamyx.com

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  • Ah piew Feb 28, 2008

    Thank you for your response. However, the problem here is that the display will not come up with question " have you change..set 1 for yes and 2 for no" even when I replaced new cartridge for this Magenta colour...instead it appears to be on default " near empty Magenta" all the time. Other colour and black were ok.

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You have to press 1 (for Yes) when the display asks if you have changed the cart.

Take cart out and insert again. Watch display!

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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    Mix-it-up Feb 28, 2008

    OK. Did you do a firmware update? Do this first by downloading the firmwareupdatetool from brother homepage of your country and running the firmware update. After that simply unplug machine from POWER OUTLET. Take all carts out! Replug to power after 2 minutes and and open the scanner to insert carts. This time machine will ask if you have placed carts in.

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