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Not cleaning the ink

my printer is not cleaning the ink....whenever i switch it on it start saying unable to clean ink....
is there any solution to this prob or i have to rush to the mechanic....?

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  • babycool Apr 13, 2008

    brother mfc 7300c/mfc7400c printer

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have followed the manual instructions to unplug the printer for a few

    seconds. I have looked for bits and pieces of paper. None found.

    I have cleared all faxes. None found.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    unable to clean



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Plz search unable to clean or error 46 the issue had been explained a thousand of times ;-)

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There is no Error 10 within the maintenance of the printer!
An error starting with 10 (and two more digits) belongs to the communication device (fax).

Plz check again what two digit error you have and post again.


you need a new waist ink absorber. plz check the forum for unable to clean or error 46. Its explained many times.

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