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I have been having a great bit of productivity fun using my Brother MFC-440CN until yesterday, when the magenta decided to completely stop flowing. I have fresh carts installed, run several cleaning cycles (I'm afraid I may burn the thing up in the process), and the black, cyan, and yellow work perfectly. Magenta doesn't even spit out a drop of blood on the page. NOTHING. The cart is fresh and full. I have been using the printer within the last week and totally amazed at how good things were going. I am paralyzed without the full colors. Printer has been very well taken care of, used to print docs even just to keep the heads clean and "wet," and simple, basic use. I feel like this is nothing more than a disposable razor now, but I hate to give up on it just yet. HOOOOOOW does one get back to the high quality printing that was so exciting to me just days ago, but now falling off the cliff? (Brother website says I need to call a CSR and go from there. I'm hesitant to pay for a terminal holding call only to be told "take it to a shop and pay X amount of dollars more.") Thanks for any help. Randy

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please find above, your service and repair manual. This should help you remedy your issue. below is your user manual.

Now often these printers will NOT work without ORIGINAL cart's also some don't like refilled.. What can happen though, is the ink often drys in the lines, themselves, and these can be cleaned out, with water, sometimes the actual print head is blocked, again this must be cleaned before it will work.
have a look at these posts, below, they have pertinent info about this all.

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