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My black ink is full but when i go to print something it is all faded and you can't read it. I cleaned the cartridge and did the cleaning process on the printer as stated in owners manual but still will not work color works fine

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I have a Brother MFC-6490CW that my husband purchased for me somewhere between one and two years ago. I just recently decided to use it, and the black ink would not print. I thought the original...


Power purge the machine:

Hold down the menu key. While still holding the menu key, unplug the machine and plug it back in. Do not let go of the key until the machine reboots and the screen says "maintenence". Hit the following keys: 7, 6, 4,black start. The machine will then go into "power purge" or deep clean mode for about 5-7 minutes. When complete hit: 99 to get out of maintanence and reboot. Be sure to have extra ink cartidges on hand as it does use up a lot of ink but this process works the best every time when the printer wont print

Feb 25, 2011 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

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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
not improved, call Brother Customer Service (see Brother
numbers on page i).

Jan 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Black ink prints half a page then fades out. Sometimes does not print black at all. I have replaced the black ink cartridge twice and ran "clean printheads" many times. Still will not work


HI since you tried replacing the cartridges and cleaning the printhead, try the steps below.

1.Print a Demo Page.

a.Press the Menu button of the printer.
b.Use the down arrow key and select Print Demo Sheet.
c.Press OK button.

If demo page doesnt have black ink or faded prints,the printhead on your printer require replacement. Call 1.800.421.6699

Thanks.

Regards,

Neerak21

Sep 24, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Problem with printing in black writing not clear and very faded.


It sounds like you need to run a printhead cleaning. The print head is what you put the ink cartridges into, it's responsible for placing ink directly to the page. If the some of the nozzles are clogged up, it can give you bad print quality. Without knowing the exact model of your printer, I can't tell you exactly where to find the menus needed to run the cleaning. Sometimes you can do this via the "maintenance" tab in the printers properties. If you need any further assistance, feel free to let me know.

Jul 30, 2009 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer won't print black ink even though the cartridge is full


try to clean the nossles with software from the manafactures website

May 06, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Full black ink cartridge - but says there is no black ink


To run a nozzle clean, perform the following steps:
  1. Verify the All-In-One Printer 924 is powered on and connected to a computer.
  2. Verify that the paper support (input tray) has clean, plain white paper loaded.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. Press the Down button until Mode: Maintenance appears on the LCD screen.
  5. Press the Menu button.
    The Dell 924 Maintenance Menu appears on the LCD screen.
  6. Press the Down button until Clean Cartridges appears on the LCD screen.
  7. Press the Start button.
    The AIO 924 prints the cleaning page. This process cleans the ink cartridges and resolves many print quality issues.

Wicking the cartridges and cleaning the contacts on the back of the cartridge should be performed if the nozzle clean was performed and the quality was not satisfactory.
Wicking the Cartridge
  1. Ensure the printer is powered on.
  2. Lift the scanner unit.
  3. Open the cartridge latches and remove the cartridges from the carrier
  4. Take a clean, damp cloth and wipe the nozzle of the print cartridge from front to back

Cleaning the Contacts
  1. Turn the cartridge so that you are looking at the contacts on the back side of the cartridge
  2. Using a clean dry cloth, wipe the contacts in the direction, so that no dust or other contaminants are visible.
  3. Clean the contact inside the printer with the dry cloth used to clean the cartridge contacts.
  4. Replace the cartridges in the carrier and close the scanner unit.
  5. Print the document again.
  6. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times as needed.
Verify the Ink Cartridges Are Installed in the Proper Slot
  1. Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.
  2. Read the label on the side of both cartridges to identify which is color and which is black.
  3. Install the black cartridge in the slot on the left and the color cartridge in the slot on the right
  4. Close the ink cartridge lids and make sure they lock in place.
I hope it helps!!!


Nov 18, 2008 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Standard black printing has faded to grey.


Could just be a faulty cartridge?

My hp printer developed a similar fault, and despite all my attempts to clean, realign, whatever, the problem wasn't solved till I fitted a new ink cartridge. It's worth a try.

Nov 15, 2008 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

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Ink Cartridge


Some of Epson's cartridges went bad that way. It may be a bad cartridge. Get a new one, pull that one out and see what happens. If it works, call Epson for a refund. They had a class action suit for that type of thing, they lost and paid off. I would think they will help you right away.
C

May 31, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One InkJet...

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Faded print job


ok...have you tried a clean and re calibrate lately on those print heads?

Mar 20, 2008 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Printer color problem


The ink cartridge cleaning process can be performed even with the alignment message showing in the display. Follow the steps below to perform an ink cartridge cleaning process from the front panel:
  1. On the front panel, press Menu or Setup (depending on the model).
  2. Press the Right Arrow (>) until Maintenance or Tools appears, and then press the Enter or OK .
  3. Clean ink Cartridges should appear in the display. Press Enter or OK to begin the cartridge cleaning process. A page will be printed during the cleaning process with all of the colors on it. If any of the colors or the black are missing, faded, or streaked on the alignment page, there is a ink cartridge problem.

Nov 30, 2007 | HP PSC 2110 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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