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Clogged print head brother mfc-685cw. How do you get to it to clean?

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there are no instructions that you would understand and once the print head is clogged up, you can noy mannually clean it , it has to be replaced! sounds like you are using generic ink!

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-620CN print head clogged

Open up amd release blue stay at bottom by pressing edges inward and pulling slightly forward. Remove the 4 screws, 2 small plastic covers and the earth screw. Pull out the ribbon connector near the USB plug. Unplug the 2 white and one red connectors, noting how the cables fit in. Fully open the lid and pop the scanner part off. Remove all the ink cartridges. Now using a flat screwdriver unclip the top of the base all the way round and lift off. The print head is now accessible. Rotate the white paper feed cogs to release the print head. Slide it all the way to the right and remove it by tilting the back edge upwards. You mow have access to the print head!!!!

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SOURCE: How to clean the print head - Brother MFC-685CW Inkjet Printer?

Replace the printhead !

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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SOURCE: black not printing on brother mfc-290c! How do you

Press menu, thenpress 7, then press 2, it should say "cleaning." Select what color, press start, and your on your way!

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SOURCE: The black cartridge (Brother LC51) doesn't print

In order to print in Black and White using grayscale, you will need to adjust the printing preferences within the driver. To change the printer properties complete the following steps:


1. Open the Printers Folder:


  • Windows 2000: Click Start => Settings => Printers.


  • Windows XP: Click Start => Printers and Faxes.


  • Windows Vista: Click the Start button => Control Panel => Hardware and Sound => Printers.


  • Windows 7: Click the Start button => Devices and Printers.


2. Right click on the Brother printer driver and left click Printing Preferences.


3. Click the Advanced tab.


4. Select Grayscale.


5. Click APPLY => OK. Your printer will now print in grayscale.



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Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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I have a brother all in one MFC 685 CW &having problems printing


Not sure where you found the recommendation to use Windex on your print heads but chemicals should be avoided. It sounds like you have damaged so of the head elements and now they are leaking. There are specialized fluids for cleaning print heads or plain old water will dissolve ink as well. Too late for you however if the heads have been damaged they will need to be replaced.

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Take print head out, clean with alcohol wipe or swab, re install. Have had to do it more than once if ink has dried a lot. The only other option is to replace head.

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The black cartridge (Brother LC51) doesn't print on my Brother MFC 685CW. The other 3 cartridges print just fine and passed the Print Quality Check. Running clean cycle doesn't help


In order to print in Black and White using grayscale, you will need to adjust the printing preferences within the driver. To change the printer properties complete the following steps:


1. Open the Printers Folder:


  • Windows 2000: Click Start => Settings => Printers.


  • Windows XP: Click Start => Printers and Faxes.


  • Windows Vista: Click the Start button => Control Panel => Hardware and Sound => Printers.


  • Windows 7: Click the Start button => Devices and Printers.


2. Right click on the Brother printer driver and left click Printing Preferences.


3. Click the Advanced tab.


4. Select Grayscale.


5. Click APPLY => OK. Your printer will now print in grayscale.



If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Nov 28, 2010 | Brother MFC-685cw InkJet Printer

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I need help please, I have a Brother MFC-685CW and it does not print black. I have tried the test page, as well as many other pages (online and off) and the black doesn't print. All the cartridges are new...


sounds like the little "micron"sized hole in the PRINT HEAD is plugged. if it has a purge or clean cycle like the 465c that might work. usaully soaking in denatured alcohol is the way. i dont think the printhead is accessible to humans or mere mortals like us.

usally the instructions recommend dont turn off printer

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My brother printer model is mfc-685cw. i checked paper jam but my lcd screen say unable to print 50. I am unable to shut down also.Then i switch of my printer after one hour i started but again i saw same...


If there is no direct symptom of paper jam and still you cannot do printing properly, find whether it is because of drum problem. If the paper gets into the end gear of the rotating drum and gets stuck there, you cannot access the printing function. Switch off your printer and check the plastic arms of the printer drum. If there is any paper piece jammed in any of the arms, you can't continue printing. Here also cleaning is the best method to solve the problem. While cleaning, check the arms of the rotating drum.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t227515-printer_paper_jam_brother_mfc

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I have a Brother mfc-240c - will not print yellow


The print head is clogged.If not unclogging with cleaning process may you try to clean manualy.You need to dissasembly the hole printer to remove the print head.Put it in hot water.If you don't have a technical skills, don't try anything.
If not help just buy new printer, because the new print head will cost you as much more.

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Brother mfc MFC-5440CN magenta issues


If you have used generic ink the head is clogged and cant be cleaned anymore.

Last chance is to use original brother ink which has cleaning fluids within the ink. Run the cleaning procedure twice and simply print 10 PAGES afterwards. Wait A DAY AND TRY TO PRINT IN MAG AGAIN:

If there will be no mag. the ph is definitley clogged and needs replacement.

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