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Brother MFC-420CN All-In-One Won't accept Ink Cartridge Replacement

My all in one says that I needed to replace my black ink cartridge, but after I did, it continues to say that I need to replace the ink cartridge. It apparently is not accepting the cartridge. My friend says that I have to contact you to get a code number to put into the all-in-one for it to accept the cartridge, but someone else told me that I have to replace all 4 cartridges at the same time because there is a light sensor inside that won't allow the thing to work at all if there is any light coming through at all. What do I do?

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  • printout Mar 18, 2008

    I have had this problem with other colors as well.



    Where do I find the suggested software, in the installation disc?

  • itiswell Mar 21, 2008

    I one of my ink is finished and i need to scan and fax. but the MFC-420CN will not allow me to do any thing other that printing.

    What can I do to at least to scan.

    Thanks

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You may be able to reset the ink cartridge detector, in the printer software, so that it detects the new ink cartridge.

however Brother printers do not handle generic ink cartridges well

good luck
Terry

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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Hi there you can refill Brother cartidges, like other printers it will not have it sorry.

This is the only way you can trick it.

There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
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Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
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