Question about Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer
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.
Posted on Aug 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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That flashing pattern is consistent with a stuck carriage. Here is a copy/paste from HP concerning the 5000 series and your flashing lights.
The print cartridge carriage is stuck.
1. Open the top access door on the printer.
2. Remove the ink cartridges.
3. Close the cartridge flaps after removing the ink cartridges.
4. Turn the printer off, then on again.
5. Replace the ink cartridges.
6. Close the top access door. Issue
The Resume light continues to blink after the cartridges are released.
The carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise.
1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
4. Move the carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover.
6. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the printer. Plug the power cord to the wall outlet.
7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and then close the top cover.
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