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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?

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  • rkend1 Apr 26, 2008

    Started as can't clean. Cleared. Now can't initialize.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Loss power and "unable to initialize" came up. Nothing jammed. Power restored. Reset power for several minutes IAW brother site. Same as before.

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Soulvisitor
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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

Whats yours?

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

checkitright
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SOURCE: faxing

here is the manual

http://www.retrevo.com/s/brother+1840c++fax+manual

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother Intellifax 1820c fax machine: Won't print incoming transmissions

How do you fix the error 41 that keeps showing up

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

leroyal
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SOURCE: Error code: init unable 51

It sounds like a switch actuator is stuck down by a piece of paper in document feeder..

Unplug power cord for 10 seconds

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

leroyal
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SOURCE: i cant get anything to

Call your cell phone from the fax machine.

Call some fax numbers on a regular phone and listen for fax tones.

Do you have a DSL phone line?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

greg_margo
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SOURCE: Brother 1840c -problems after changing cartridges

If you are using new cartridges, the problem is in the sensors. The ink sensors get dirty and malfunction. Remove the ink cartridges and thoroughly clean all the surfaces, Allow to completely dry and replace the cartridges. This should cure your problem.
p.s. I usually use alcohol on a Q-Tip to clean

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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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

Whats yours?

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