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Replace ink for a brother MFC 240C all in one printer and now it will not print anything

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Remove the ink cartridge and check the bottom to make sure all tape has been removed. A frequent problem is small pieces if remaing on new cartidges which block the ink flow.

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Disassemble Brother MFC 240C


I know this issue may have been resolved by you already, since I am now looking at this issue for you, however I am setting up the answer to help others that may have a similar problem in the future. You will need to reference a Brother servicing manual as it will show you how to remove the printer assembly and includes part numbers that you may need to replace. Hope this is helpful! You can find the manual at: ftp://ftp.brother.co.il/fax/MFC845.pdf

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My brother mc 240c print in yellow but not black? It connected to my laptop throw usb connection.


Clean the print heads and then make sure the drivers you installed recognize all of the ink cartridges ar their proper ink levels. Replace ink if necessary.

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Need to replace drum kit in a 240c brothers printer


drum unit is part of laser printer and MFC-240C is inkjet printer
parts that you might replace is print head, ink cartridges, ink absorber box

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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.

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Cant print anything after replacing ink cartidges for brother 240c


If the printer has been sitting without use for a long time you may need a new printhead, if you just changed inks it could be just an air bubble in the ink tubes. If after several cleaning cycles you don't see any improvement, it's the printhead and not just a bubble.

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Black ink does not print on brother 240c


If you haven't changed it recently, it may be out of black ink. The product code for Black is LC51BK.

Brother's supply site

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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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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.


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Follow this LINK and rate me when you are done pls

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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

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