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Error message "Unable to Change 51"

Error message appears on my Brother MFC-685CW

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Unplug the unit, wait a few minutes and then plug it back in. It should cycle through and start back up for you.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013

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51 error says that the purge assembly is stuck and not cycling properly. If you can power up and get the printhead to the center and unplug again, look with a flashlight in the far right corner where the printhead parks for any paper scraps or things that don't belong and remove them it might work again. Otherwise a shop repair to possibly replace the cleaning assembly.

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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

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http://www.brother-usa.com/FAQs/Solution.aspx?FAQID=100000012648&Sympt=How+do+I+clear+error+message+Print+Unable+36%3f&Model=1208&ProductGroup=1&ProductID=HL4070CDW

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SOURCE: brother MFC-465CN printer Error code 51 unable to print

Usually this is caused by a foreign object or debris under the printhead path, or under where the printhead "parks."

Unplug the machine. Open the cover. Check the printhead path for little bits of paper, push pins, paperclips, staples etc. Note the location of the printhead.

If the printhead is at the far left, gently slide it towards the center (do not force it). Look carefully under where the printhead was stopped for debris. Use a flashlight if necessary.

Close the cover. Plug in the unit. Try again.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Print Brother Mfc-290c Error Print unable 4F

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With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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