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When turned on it says cover open. reinstall ink cartridges and close cover, i have reinstalled ink cartridges several times and it continues to say the say. everyonce in awhile it will say insert yellow ink cartridge and close cover. nothing i have done has changed the situation. i am beginning to get very angry due to i have not been able use my printer thingy still and i have had for quite some time

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There is a possibility that you have forgotten to pull off the protected clear tape on the cartridge and therefore, the printer does not recognize its existence.

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Use bin and purchase new. Repair costs are high.

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If you don't have the cartridges seated properly you will get this message. Pull them and try again. Myself, I tried to save some money, and bought Brothers refilled ink cartridges. They wouldn't work, so only use new Brothers ink cartridges. Unplug the printer from the wall for it to recycle, don't use the power button. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 25, 2007

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SOURCE: replaced yellow ink(cyan) with new one

Putting a piece of tape over each cartridge window, solved the problem for me. I used some very thin white tape. Make sure you shut the printer down completely and restart it after doing this. I got the warning that all the ink levels were low and would need to be replaced, but no longer prevents you from printing. I did a test page all is well.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Just changed my black cartridge (LC41BK); scrolling in window:

This happened with mine too.
I had to remove ALL the cartridges before the computer realized it was ok again.
Hope it works for you

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Changed yellow ink to new cartridge. Printer won't recognize.

I contacted the Brother site, the support function there. Pursuant to what I found there, I unplugged the printer for ten seconds and replugged. The message display then told me that cyan was empty, and that magenta was near empty.

I installed a new cartridge in place of the empty cyan, and that fixed it.


Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: After installing new cyan cartridge, display reads No Cartridge

look at the ink cartridge and and first see if the ink covers the top of the cartridge. there is a little part of the ink cartridge the best way to explain it, is there is a tab,. that tab goes into a sensor. if the tab has ink on it, then you mostly like have a problem with the sensor itself. but if there is no ink, the printer is correct. i have had several people bring printers with those type of problems, and when they bring the cartridge i look at it, and they are practically empty.

thanks

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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  • Check the printer's power/alarm light. If it is flashing orange, count the number of flashes. Look up the flash code in your printer's user manual to diagnose the problem.
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  • 5 Check to see that both ink cartridges are level with one other and parallel to the top of the ink cartridge holder. If either cartridge is wedged at an angle, gently apply pressure to the cartridge until it clicks into the correct position.
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    3. Turn the HP printer on. Use the printer to print a test page. If this does not correct the problem, continue reading.

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    1. Turn on the printer and open the cover where the ink cartridge is located. Remove the cartridge.
    2. Remove the cartridge an use a clean, lint-free, dry cloth to gently wipe the contacts.
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    look at the ink cartridge and and first see if the ink covers the top of the cartridge. there is a little part of the ink cartridge the best way to explain it, is there is a tab,. that tab goes into a sensor. if the tab has ink on it, then you mostly like have a problem with the sensor itself. but if there is no ink, the printer is correct. i have had several people bring printers with those type of problems, and when they bring the cartridge i look at it, and they are practically empty.

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