Question about Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
Inserted a new black ink cartridge, now I'm not getting any black ink printing.
When I print something all the colors print that don't require black. I have tried to cleaning the black only (4 times) but did not help at all. I also replaced the black ink just to be sure it was not the cartridge. Still nothing!
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.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
Dampy's solution worked for me like magic! i didn't use the printer for a few months and now i had this weird problem of it just not printing black (i changed the cartridge for a brand new one - all the same), while working and making noises as if it did print but producing absolutely blank paper. so i took acetone and sticks for cleaning ears with cotton on ends and cleaned everything i could reach on the outside. than i took the old almost empty cartridge and added a couple of mililiters of acetone that my mom uses to remove lack from nails. just take an empty syringe without a needle **** into it a couple of mililiters of acetone push it hard against the hole where the ink goes out from the cartrifge and inject the acetone. then insert this cartridge into the printer and print a couple of pages with large fonts and bold text. it will print but with bad quality. afterwards change the cartridge for a good one and print a couple of pages of normal text, it should improve from page to page. it took me tree pages to get to normal quality of print. THANK YOU DAMPY!!!! saved me a lot of money.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
Same Issue. I need a solution ASAP. How do I clean the Print head?
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
Have you checked that the cartridge is pushed right down?
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
I have the same problem my printer will not print black ink.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
I need your help to so;ve my printing problem. My printer will only print colors not black ink
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
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