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Black wont print

My MFC 240c brother printer wont print in black. I ran the self cleaning 5 times and it still wont print black any ideas as to how to fix this.
vince

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  • vinnythemole Apr 19, 2008

    Hey thank you for your help it didn t fix it but i appreciate you helping me

    Vince

  • vinnythemole Apr 21, 2008

    Hey I tried your advice a couple more times and the printer gave me a real light showing of black. Than I cleaned it over and over and used an entire cartrige of of ink of all my ink colors but my printer finally works good again thanks for the help

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    remove air bubble from black ink, mfc240
    black ink, not working.. did cleaning already

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Sure. if you re lucky the generic ink hasn t destroyed the ph bk channel yet:

use skyhorse carts (http://www.skyhorse.net.cn ) who built good and reliable carts with a very good ink quality!

To get bk again:

press menu tehn start bk copy then fourtimes arrow up. machines will
be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4 then start bk copy. machine will initialize the carts, refresh all tubes and ph channels with fesh ink and eliminates the air bubbles (quite a big prob within brother inkjet printers). When finished press 7 -6 -3 to
run a power purge. leave the maintenance mode by pressing 9 then 9. do run a test print.

If you cant see ANY bk the ph is clogged and cant be fixed any more. it needs replacing then.

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