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Remove mfc 5440cn print head

Hi all I need to remove the printhead from my 5440 so I can give it a good soak. does anyone have any instructions to do this. I cannot find anything anywhere. thanks

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  • nash1951 Nov 23, 2008

    I can't print in black, but can print in color. replaced the black cartridge, cleaned the head multiple times, no success. Please let me know how can resolve this issue. Thanks.

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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.

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I would not recommended this without a service manual. i would try to google "service manual for Brother MFC-5440CN" such as here

http://www.smpcshop.com/MFC5440CN-MFC5840CN-p-3972.html

Best of luck

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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