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DCP 117C Brother ink jet printer: Although ink cartridge is filled, is showing black nearly empty error message. No black is getting through on test printing after head cleaning procedure.

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  • storm66 Aug 30, 2008

    error 49 on dcp 117 what was the solution? all the ones ive read dont seem to work or they think this model has a fax on it some has a key board of numbers to use which mine has not got no fax at all
    any help kindly received


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Two diffrent errors:

1. near empty. I guess your cart is at full level.: Take cart out. unplug dcp from power. leave scanner open. replug to power. machine will come up and demanding cart. insert cart. close cover. answer display if its changed!

2. press menu then start bk-copy then four times arrow up. machine will be in maintenance mode. press by help of arrow-up and set: 7 (set) 6 (set) 3 (set) start bk-copy. machine will do a power purge cleaning. when finished press 9 (set) 9 to leave maintenance mode. run a test print and set date/time again!

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Nice try, but...now that my inks are purged...time to run to the store. is there a way to power purge just BLACK and not all the other colors? Thanks.

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Which you can find on Ebay.
http://tinyurl.com/yfx2y5k
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To view what´s inside a Brother Printer click on next line...
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http://magicinkjetflush.com/images/Unclog_Refill_Brother_Printers.jpg
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