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Mfc 665-cw magenta clogged?

I recently purchased continuous refill system for the printer, all went ok, b ut after about 1 week, magenta do not print anymore.
is it clogged? numerous cleaning nth time and priting a page of magenta background didnt come out (only light green instead of magenta)

is the magenta printhead dead or clogged dead?
thanks

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  • joe32817 Mar 29, 2008

    well, its pretty hard to say if the ink mathced the spec, as generic refill systems are sold generically. it cost me about usd70 for the continuoius refill system. however i noted some suppliers sell cleaning kit, and im not sure if it can fix the clogged magenta.

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Do you use some very cheap generik ink?

If your ink wont match the specifications of the needed one clogging is the result.

If you have tried several cleaning there is unfurtunately nothing more what you can do: the ph is dead (for mag).

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    Mix-it-up Mar 29, 2008

    OK: Lets give you a hand and an advice, if you dont mind:

    the advice:
    brother uses DYE-ink for C/Y/M which contains an amount of glycerol and some cleaning fluids:
    I guess you run 100ml ink boxes (so you might do a math operation ;-) for your amount needed)
    Use 25 ml of glycerol (85%- glycerin alc from drugstore) and mix it with 75ml of dye ink very well. 
    Use 5ml glcerol and 95ml of ink for BK. This has to be shaken very well, because BK ink contains of diffrent chemiclas than Y/M/C.

    Now the hand:

    Make sure the CIS is placed well in place at printer side (and some how secured).
    press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up quickly after another. machine will turn to maintenance mode (light will flash).
    press 7 -6 -4 and then start bk-copy.
    Machine will initialize the "carts", refresh ink in tubes and ph and delete all air which might be within the ink system (this could be the reason why you cant print mag!). It runs an extra power cleaning, too.
    When finished, press 7 -6 -3 then start bk copy to do a power purge.
    When finished press 9 then 9 to leave the maintenance mode. machine comes up in normal state.
    Do run a test print and check all squares.

    If you cant see any mag the ph is definitly clogged and needs replacemnet (brother ph techniques cant be cleaned by fluids or outside the system! So dont waist your money on cleaning carts which wont work!)

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