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Not printing I changed to brother inks, printing in black and cyan only and the other parts of the page is not printing, cleaned, all the tips I used,

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    The printer will not recognize that I put in a new black ink cartridge.

  • runbikeswim May 14, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Black and Cyan work but not the other colors.

  • lady N May 16, 2008

    My printer only prints in black and cyan. I installed new "yellow" and "magenta" ink. The printer states that they are full. But it wont print these colors during the "test print" or when I try to print color documents.

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Most likely you will need to follow the steps I found at:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000700/000035/faq000735_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us&Cat=16

This web page details the steps to take to resolve your problem with some colors not printing but others printing.

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Did you actually change any parts or just reset a warning? If you were getting a full error, chances are the purge system was full and needs to be changed. Likely what the problem you are having is that ink from the purge system is backing up and polluting your print heads.

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Oops, You really have to print, selected black, till all Cyan ink is gone. This could take a while. Cleaning the head, won't solve anything.
If you really want to clean the ink out of the head and everything, you need special cleaning fluid. Refill shops do have this fluid. You should bring some cleaning fluid in the tube under the black cartridge, in the tube where the ink is going in. If you have a syringe you could try to gently press some fluid through the tube. Not to strong. could damage the head.
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Print is faded. I just replaced the ink jets.


You said you just replaced the ink jets. Did you clean the print heads? Here is Link on Web. If you find this helpful pls rate me. Thanks
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_210C_420CN_EN_286.PDF

How to improve print quality
Cleaning the print head
To ensure good print quality, the MFC will regularly clean the print
head. You can start the cleaning process manually if needed.
Clean the print head and ink cartridges if you get a horizontal line in
the text or graphics on your printed pages. You can clean Black only
or three colors at a time (Cyan/Yellow/Magenta), or all four colors at
once.
Cleaning the print head consumes ink. Cleaning too often uses ink
unnecessarily.
Caution
Do NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause
permanent damage and may void the print head’s warranty.
1 Press Ink.
2 Press or to select Cleaning.
Press Menu/Set.
3 Press or to select Black, Color or All.
Press Menu/Set.
The MFC will clean the print head. When cleaning is finished,
the MFC will go back to standby mode automatically.
If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has
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When you go to print on your settings select print in black only. Did you buy Brother ink? Having old cartridges refilled or buying generic can pose a problem. I remember correctly brothers have a chip on the ink cartridge? I have gone through so many printers and its really not worth going any further, seems as though you have put sometime and effort in to this 100$ printer. Take 100$ & buy a kodak easy share all in one the ink is 15$ brand new.

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Ah, solved already. Cleaning the black print head a few more times did it for me.

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Not printing


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.

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Use another new genuine (original brother) BK cart. Do the cleaning twice only for BK. Wait some time (4 hours). If the ink has dryed up, the cleaning ink will break up the dryed one. Do the cleaning again. If it doesnt work, please write again.

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If you have used third party carts before you can't repair this problem due to the fact that the filter inside the printhead is clogged with particles. There is no chance to clean the filter. Sorry. Do use only dye ink. Pigmented ink is the printhead killer for brother printers!

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