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Brother MFC 5860cn magenta color is not printing. I printed the test page and did cleaning on it but the magenta color is not showing on the test page. The only colors showing are Black, Yellow, Cayan.

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This can happen if the ink dries out for a long time. Try to power flush the color that doesn't work.

Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

press 7 then 6 then 4 then start black copy. This will fill the tubes with ink.

press 7 then 6 then 3 then start black copy. You may use the right arrow to choose the color you want to flush before you press the black copy button.

Press 99 to exit maintenance mode

Press the ink button and do a test print for print quality and see if the color you flushed works. If not, try again.

This is the only way to fix the dried print head. Otherwise you have to replace the print head, in which case, you might as well buy a new printer.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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I did all the above. Still would not print. Printer had been sitting almost three years. Before I gave up, put acetone on Q tip. Dripped it into the male nozzles in the printer. Did all that was stated above. AGAIN. Then more acetone. Them reamed out the canals with the end of a paper clip. Then did all what was sid above with the codes AGAIN. Am now getting photo quality prints. IT IS WORKING AGAIN! PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE INK!

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Found this on the web. Click on link below to print the entire manual out to keep. Below are steps to do cleaning. If you find this helpful pls rate me. Thanks and Good Luck.

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).
Checking the print quality
If faded or streaked colors and text appears on your output, some of the nozzles may be clogged. You can check this by printing the Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the nozzle check pattern.
1 Press Ink.
2 Press or to select Test Print.
Press Menu/Set.
3 Press or to select Print Quality.
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Color block quality check
The LCD shows:
6 Check the quality of the four color blocks on the sheet.
7 If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 (Yes), and go to Step 10.
OR
If you can see missing short lines as shown below, press 2 (No).
The LCD will ask you if the print quality is OK for black and three colors.
OK Poor
Is Quality OK?
1.Yes 2.No
Black OK?
1.Yes 2.N
8 Press 2 (No) for Black or three colors
with a problem.
The LCD shows:
Press 1 (Yes). The MFC will start cleaning the print head.
9 After cleaning is finished, press Color Start. The MFC will start
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Found this on the web. Click on link below to print the entire manual out to keep. Below are steps to do cleaning. If you find this helpful pls rate me. Thanks and Good Luck.

http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_210C_420CN_EN_286.PDF

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Cleaning the print head consumes ink. Cleaning too often uses ink unnecessarily.
Caution
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OR
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The LCD will ask you if the print quality is OK for black and three colors.
OK Poor
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1.Yes 2.No
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8 Press 2 (No) for Black or three colors
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