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Brother mfc240c not detecting black ink cartridge. When I remove the cartridge and replace it with another it will not detect that the cartridge has been removed.

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on the ink cartridge, midway between the two holes that plug into the printer, there's an opening. evidently, the printer senses ink level thru the little piece of plastic.

with printer OFF, take all ink cartridges out. cut small pieces of duct tape, small enough to cover the hole but not pass the catridge edge. use a small screwdriver or tip of a knife blade to work the edges of the tape into the slot, covering the little plastic window.

insert back into printer. worked for me. it's simpler than it sounds.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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    Goodbye MFC time. all the best.

  • SUPERBIGMAN Aug 18, 2010

    I have a mfc-240c and was having trouble with the machine not even detecting black cartridge. As a tip from another site I lifted the scanner glass portion up, and removed the 3 screws at the top of controls. I then clipped the 5th wire on the 9 pin white wires plug that is attached to the circuit board. This disables the sensors and the machine works fine now. You just have to replace ink when it starts to fade

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Cutting the 5th wire worked wonders thanks friend

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