Question about Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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No magenta I have a brother mfc440cn. When I try to print out a test page I only get 7 small broken up lines. I have ran it through the cleaning cycle over a dozen times and still no better. Is there anything else I can do?

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  • susieq57 Apr 12, 2008

    Thank you Mix-it-up. I do use generic ink and I did purchase all original brother ink. I tried running it through the cleaning process 8 times and still nothing. Is there anything else I can try beside taking it in for repair?

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Do you use generic ink? If yes, use an original brother ink cart! Because of the additives within the brother ink, cleaning substances will keep the ph clean.

If you still have trouble please post again here

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