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No book. how do i change to ink cart. on a brother mfc 240c?

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SOURCE: red ink nozzle on a brother mfc-240c is clogged

I found an article on how to unclog Brother inkjet nozzles on the InkMagic website. It worked for me.

http://www.inkmagic.com/Articles/Unclog%20nozzles%20on%20your%20Brother%20multifunction%20inkjet%20printer.htm

I'm also using their ink now. I'm a photographer so colour is really important to me. InkMagic ink is as close to the orginal Brother ink as I've found. The MFC-240 cartridges are here:

http://www.inkmagic.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=1133&cat=Brother+MFC+240c

Hope this helps ... Dale

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: not detecting ink cartridge - or saying empty - Brother MFC 240c

Is it an ORIGINAL BROTHER cartridge ? ?

OR

A cheaper version ? ?

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother mfc-240c doesn't recognize ink cartridges

It may be a memory issue.

Unplug the machine from the power.

Remove all the ink cartridges

Replug the machine and reinstall the ink cartridges

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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My brothers mfc 240c printer wont print because one ink is not full but it has black


You need to have ink in all cartridges to print. You can put a small electrical tape over the little window on the cartridge to print with empty inks, but you risk an air bubble in the ink tubes. If you don't care about printing color at some time, just cover the window on empty carts.

Apr 20, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Replacing the cart holder on a Brother MFC 240C


Somethings that have worked for some Brother owners to get cartridges recognised.

1. With your MFC powered up, open it up and remove the cartridge you are having a problem with, then close the MFC, leaving it powered up. It should report that there is no cartridge in the machine.

Still with the MFC powered up, open it up and reinsert the ink cartridge, then close the MFC. It should either ask if you have replaced a cartridge or go into its cleaning mode.

Answer "yes" to "have you replaced cartridge?" and it should either "print" or "clean" and then "print".


2. The cartridge holder in the printer has an "electronic eye" (light sensor) of some type for each cartridge.
Some users have found that putting either permanent marker/sharpie/black PVC tape either on the area of the ink cartridge that goes near the sensor or alternatively putting tape over the sensor itself allows printing to occur.
The problem with this method is that the printer will no longer recognise near-empty cartridges and so will not warn you to replace them and so the print head may be damaged. This is said to work on LC57 icartridges used with the following models: DCP-330C, DCP-350C, DCP-540CN, DCP-560CN, FAX-2480C, MFC-240C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-885CW, MFC-3360C, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN.


Sep 23, 2008 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Brother MFC 240c


Best generic ink(in carts) comes from skyhorse:

http://www.inkhouse.cn/en/

Its better than the original ink!!!!

Search your country for resellers by help of google or ebay.

Jun 10, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Message: "Ink empty black" --won't reset


this could be because of generic ink carts which do not have the size of the original ones. If so put some paperstrip beneath the cart to lift it up a bit.
Anyway, did you tell the printer that you have changed the cart by pressing 1? Look at the display when you insert the cart!

Feb 24, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Is there a way to get Brother MFC-240C to only use black ink cartridge?


Theres a simple trick to cheat the machine.
BUT
you will definitly destroy the printhead when doing so for a longer periode!

You have to put some black adhesive tape around the middle part where you can see this black palstic flag inside the cart. This flag signals the printer that the cart is insert and later on when the ink is down to give the waring: near empty.

I do give you the advice to do another but saver cheating:

You can refill the cart with a mixture of 8 ml destill water and 3ml 85%-Glycerol (e. g. Glycerin alc. which can be bought at a drugstore for a few cents). Shake the mixture well (within the syringe) before refilling the cart.
See pics here how to do so (LC1000):
http://www.hstt.net/refill-faq/brother.html#LC-1000 - Refill
(brother has changed the construction of the carts! If you can see a plastic quad in the middle of the cart, you have to drill the hole just behind the air valve (white plastic looking out of the cart)

Feb 24, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Magenta Color Doesn't Print


refill ink cart can be problem here, print head may be blocked , try cleaning the head in warm water

Feb 02, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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New ink cartridge istallation: Brother MFC-240


I guess you d used generic ink carts?!
If yes, the cart holder needs replacement due to ink that has stained the led control. The ink has made a short circuit. The error can only be deleted by replacing the whole cart holder!

Jan 28, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Ink


Did you lock and secure the latches?

If yes and still this message, do you run generic ink carts?

If yes, the cart holder is stained with ink and the led-controll-board has a short circuit, which cant be fixed!

You need a new cart holder as a spare part!

Jan 19, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Model mfc-240c


did you replace with brother carts, are you sure machine is refering to mag and yellew being mt, not the other ones, power off, remove all carts, power on , reinsert carts one at a time answer machine when prompted. these cartridges are deemed empty even when they look like they have a little ink left. Try putting in 4 new brother inks

Nov 09, 2007 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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