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I accidentally put a red ink cartridge in the black cartridge space. I replaced it with black a couple of days later, but now it won't print black, it still prints red even though i have printed many pages.

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SOURCE: Print faded after replacing black cartridge Brother 240C

The print heads don't appreciate being out of ink so the Brother printer has sensors to prevent that but the tape defeated that prevention. Maybe more cleanings or maybe a cartridge with printhead cleaning solution will help. Otherwise, I fear a new printer.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: My printer prints in the wrong color!

Check to see if the correct colour is in the correct place in the printer. You may have the Cyan and Magenta mixed up

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Wrong ink in slot

Hi there,

You must have to do the cleaning process many times as necessary until it prints correctly.
Since the pipes still have magenta ink, it will have to drain all the magenta ink.

Press Ink Management, then select Cleaning Black. At the end print the quality test page.
Do the procedure until it prints correctly.

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SOURCE: My dcp-585cw printer is not printing black. I

I have this same problem :(

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SOURCE: I have just replaced my

I know it sounds daft but you didn't put the empty cartridge back in by mistake? also maybe just try re-seating the cartridge

Posted on May 02, 2011

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