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Printer keeps telling me that the yellow cart is empty and I have put a new one in

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Are you positive it says the yellow cart is empty? Because that brother printer is designed to say that a cartridge is empty whenever ANY of the color cartridges are empty. Usually it doesn't tell you which one is really empty either. So even if you replaced the yellow cartridge and say, the black cartridge is empty, it still won't let you print until you replace that empty black cartridge, nor will you know which of the cartridges is empty unless you pull them out of the printer and manually check the ink levels.

Its pretty much a guessing game with those old brother ink printers.

Hope this helps :)

Posted on May 03, 2010

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Found this solution on another webpage: http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/50063
Hope it help.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Hi,

1. Press the Setup button.

  1. Use the arrow keys to select Tools and then press the OK button.
  2. Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.
  3. Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.
  4. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
    • Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
    • If the HP Director method does not work, open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click on Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
  5. The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.
  6. Remove and re-insert, while the product is switched on.
If still bad, swap out the cartridge.

Hope this helps
Regards

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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