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I have a Brother MFC-215C, bought new about five months ago. Since I had an older HP deskjet still very much functional and hooked up to my computer, I decided to use this till the cartridges ran dry before really using the Brother printer in ernest. As as result I have only printed the odd sheet from it (Brother) and have done a total of a 10 sheets maximum since bought new.
The Brother printer is now informing me that ALL the cartridges are empty and I am unable to obviously print from it at all.
How on earth has all the ink been used up?
It really is a frightening mystery to me, and any help would be appreciated.
Brother inkjets do 2 things that use a lot of ink unexpectedly.
1. The machine automatically cleans the printhead approx every 20 days and uses an undisclosed amout of each ink to do this.
2. The machine mixes color inks in with the black ink as it is printing black text.
Number 1 would seem to be the most likely explanation of how your inks got used up.
Also the ink cartridges that come with at least some new Brother inkjets only contain a small amount of ink - 11ml in one case.
So probably you didnt have much ink in the cartridge to start off and then what you had was used up in automatic printhead cleaning.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
Even if you are not using it for printing, the ink inside the cartidge will be dry, some solutions composed in the ink can be easily be dry if it is exposed in excessive heat or cold..
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
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