Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Not printing I changed to brother inks, printing in cyan only and the other parts of the page is not printing, black not printing at all, cleaned, all the tips I used, ready to never buy a brother,

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    we have cleaned it ,it will only print half of the page in black only the part of the page blank,sometimes it will only print and it will skip on the other page

    thank you karla lalonde

  • nymub95 Apr 18, 2008

    my printer is not printing black. it prints like image but not writing. also yellow keeps saying ink near empty. i cleaned it 10 ttimes i put in new ink and still cannot get it to work.





    My email is nyminute05@aol.com Thank you

  • jeromecres Apr 21, 2008

    I was sold another ink in the mall for the printer and , yes, it never worked since. It was only the black. The other inks was brother's ink.



    I have since cleaned out the ink from the viens, but could not get to the head, any help of cleaning the head.



    But I have used other printers, with the mall inks and it has worked, well, I have learned my lesson.



    As for Brother, I wish they will, introduce one black and one for color, cost wise for overburdened cost for inks.



    Thanks for the feed back.

  • jeromecres Apr 23, 2008

    Is there a cleaning kit for the Brother MFC420cn...if so, please let me know.


  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    Those cheap chinese aftermarket printer cartridges ruined my printer, all i can print is color no black, i have a brother mfc-420cn

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Before i gave up and threw my MFC210c away, I used an ear syring like a toilet plunger on the jet where the ink enters the printer from the cartridge. This cleared up my problem with cyan printing. I do use aftermarket ink in three MFC machines. The cost savings is woth the risk to me.

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I just changed my black ink with the correct ink but printer is not printing any thing . I just get blank sheets. What do I do

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I can tell you all without a doubt in my mind you all have been using "cheaper" inks, wont matter a bit now if you put real brother ones in, it is too late the contaminated, incorrect ink type or particle size ink, is in the veins(ink tubes) of your printer and have reached the head which is now blocked. You cant fix blocked brother heads, and they are too expensive to replace.

You don't notice you stuffed your printer with dodgy ink till it is too late, sure they work sometimes, but what you find most of the time is that after a while about 1/8 of a cartridge of use, your new dodgy inks travel the veins until they inject poison into the head and stuff it forevermore.

Expect without a doubt in your mind any modern inkjet printer fitted with dodgy ink will not see 2 years old.

I see thousands of machines broken from block heads, the only old printers I've seen are uses of nothing but manufactures product.

I not selling you a machine, brand or supplies, just telling you how it is.

Refill and aftermarket ink will always cost not save you money.
unless you can find a supplier of such inks/toners to fix it free when it breaks from their supplies or guarantee you a refund of repair costs if found to be due to their product.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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    Soulvisitor Apr 23, 2008

    Guest ...Throw in bin due to stuffed head and it is too late the contaminated, incorrect ink type or particle size ink, is in the veins(ink tubes) of your printer and have reached the head which is now blocked. You cant fix blocked brother heads, and they are too expensive to replace.




    jeromecres on very rare occasions will one ever unblock a brother head. Sometimes like 1/1000 a power purge with brother ink gets the hunk of junk out of the way of the flow to the electronic heater element that fires the ink particle in the head.



    Press the Menu/Set, Black Start, Menu/Set, and Black Start keys in this order to enter maintence mode then 76 set 4 set 1 set... i think , display should read after entering 76 "cleaning", then you want "init" purge, then "all" ..... if you aint got number pad use arrows to change digits.



    Watch what you are doing my numbers may be out of order ie 76-4-1 might be 76-1-4 .



    THATS IT ALL OF YOU FUTURE BROTHER NON GENUINNE INK USES WHO HAVE STUFFED THE HEAD ON A TWO BOB PRINTER. throw IT IN bin !!!



    USE REAL INK NEXT TIME.



    BETTER STILL PRINT WITH TONER AKA LASER BASED MACHINES... HEAPS CHEAPER RUNNING COST (use NON REFILLED IN THOSE TOO)



    THE 420 IS THE SAME ENGINE AS

    MFC620CN/425CN/420CN/410CN/215C/210C

    DCP315CN/310CN/120C/117C/115C/110C

    and FAX2440C SO LOOK IN THOSE THREADS TOO.



    99 exits Maintence mode........




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