I have changed the ink twice and the printer says that it is empty. I have done the resetting, cleaning the heads and everything possible. Why does it not pick up the ink? Prints only blue. says low on the other colors. Help
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Re: brother 5440 mfc printer
1. Make sure the cartriges are name brand 2. make sure that you are placing each ink in the right slot. 3. Unplug it and press and hold the power button for like 20 seconds 4. plug it back in let it go though it's cycle, 5. try test page
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First do not use cartrigde compatible or refill because you clogged the print head,is verry sensitive.If you try to clean the print head and nothing you need to replace the print head is the only solution,after replace the print head you print all the colors.
NOTE!!! After you replace the print head use only original cartridge brother !!!!
While there may be ink in the cartidges, your printer is getting a signal from the cartidge that it's near empty. There is no real workaround for this; you just have to replace the cartridge(s). If you use a LOT of ink, you might consider installing a CIS (continuous ink system) now made for most printers. You will save a lot of money over time.
By design, Brother printers stop all printing when one of the cartridges is empty. This is done to avoid cleaning cycles sucking air into the system, which could possibly damage the printhead.
Even if you print in black only by changing the print
settings to "Mono" or "Grayscale" to avoid printing in color, cleaning cycles would still **** air from the
empty color cartridge because they are programmed to clean ALL the ink
nozzles. The only way to continue printing is to replace the empty ink
After replacing the empty color cartridge, you could print in "Mono" or "Grayscale" to make better use of just the black ink.
Some machines have a lock so the scan head doesn't get damaged, make sure that it is unlocked if your machine has this feature.
Does the color cartridge have ink as well, as some machines do not print if eather of the cartridges is empty.
There is a design reason why the print heads are changed when you change an ink cartridge is changed. The print head isn't made to be reused and the quality of your print will suffer at some point if you reuse the same print head 6 or 7 times. I would get new cartridges and be happy with the print quality that a new cartridges will bring.
I have the same problem.I did go to Staples store and the person told me to clean the heads of the cartridges with alcohol and the bottom injector. I tried that and it did not work.It keeps telling me the ink is low even if I put in new ones. I am going to try the alcohol solution to see if it works. If not I will return to store for an exchange.I really like the printer.
Fix ink cartridge I had same problem. I must have ran the clean cycle more than 30-50 times over a period of days. That never made any difference. I was about to toss the whole thing but figured I would try one more thing. If it didn't work I would be in no worse shape. Here is what I did. Took an almost empty black cartridge and inject a lot of 100% Acetone to dilute ink. Left some black in it since I didn't want to think it was empty. Inserted this cartridge and ran the cleaning a few time. IT WORKED. I used my word processor program and filled a page with large bold font characters and printed a page or two. Each page cleared more nozzles. After doing this cleaning/printing a number of time, I put in the full good cartridge. Ran the cleaning a few time to eject any of the Acetone diluted ink. Ran the printed page a few time to remove more of the diluted ink. Everything seems to work now.