Question about Brother IntelliFAX 1840C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax
UNABLE TO INIT. DID THE MENU *2864. IT CAME UP PRINTER ERROR 46 INK TANK FULL REPLACED INK TANK . STILL COMES UP UNABLE TO INIT. SAME ERROR CODE. WHAT NEXT?
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brother IntelliFax 1840C
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 that doesnt give you the code then try going into service mode by pressin menu key then *, 2 , 8, 6, 4 super quick!! Display goes blank or Maintenence mode is displayed, if not... not quick enough, do again to you get it, then press 77 start, error should display. press 99 to exit Maintence mode, dont play with other numbers!!
a couple of the most common errors are
Error 41 needs new print head costly
error 46 waste ink full, need new waste tank
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow up. machine switches to maintenance mode. press start bk copy. what two digit error code does the display show off? Post here again
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
SOURCE: Error 46 Unable to Init.
No need for part necessarily
SkipperOz solution pasted below
MFC-5440CN saved from the tip!
"Unable to Clean" message - found TrickyDicky's sltn 4 for various printers.
Went into maint mode as per sltn 4 - verified error 46.
"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."
Keyed in 80 - stepped through the items with "down" key and located Purge Counter.
"Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero
Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state."
This worked brilliantly - no need to tamper with any parts of the printer. Purge Counter reset did it all. Fully functional printer.
Thanks TrickyDicky for info on verifying the error code and purge reset
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 15, 2012 | Brother MFC-790CW Multifunction Printer
May 10, 2010 | Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet...
May 04, 2010 | Brother DCP 115C All-In-One InkJet Printer
Apr 28, 2010 | Brother DCP 130C All-In-One InkJet Printer
Mar 30, 2010 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...
Mar 07, 2010 | Brother DCP-135C Flatbed Digital MFC...
Jun 11, 2009 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer
115 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: