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Brother P-Touch labeller error message "Encoder Error"

When I press "print"on my Brother P-touch PT-2700, I get the message ENCODER ERROR. The list of error messages in Trouble Shooting guide does not contain this message. How do I handle this?

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  • suegoneill Aug 08, 2008

    same thing as described. Just took out of box, typed one line into labeler, hit print button, nothing happened but ENCODER ERROR appears in the screen.

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SOURCE: Errors list : 46, 50, A1

CP315C/310CN/120C/115C/117C/110C
(1) Press the (1) Press the
Menu and Mono Start keys. Menu and Mono Start keys. Next press the key four times to make the machine Next press the key four times to make the machine
enter the maintenance mode. enter the maintenance mode.
(2) Enter 8 and 0 by using the and (2) Enter 8 and 0 by using the and
Set keys.* Set keys .*
(*To enter a numerical code on models having no numerical keypad, press the key several times to (* To enter a numerical code on models having no numerical keypad, press the key several times to
display the numerical code to be entered and then press the display the numerical code to be entered and then press the
Set key. Set key. Repeat this operation for each Repeat this operation for each
numerical code.) numerical code.)
(3) Press the (3) Press the
Mono Start key several times until the purge count appears on the LCD. Mono Start key several times until the purge count appears on the LCD.
(4) Enter 2, 7, 8, and 3 by using the and (4) Enter 2, 7, 8, and 3 by using the and
Set keys to reset the purge count to zero.* Set keys to reset the purge count to zero .*
(5) Press the (5) Press the
Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode. Stop / Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
(6) Enter 9 twice by using the and (6) Enter 9 twice by using the and
Set keys to exit from the maintenance mode.* Set keys to exit from the maintenance mode .*

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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SOURCE: brother mfc-215c unable to clean?

@artkoy:

There is no Error 10 within the maintenance of the printer!
An error starting with 10 (and two more digits) belongs to the communication device (fax).

Plz check again what two digit error you have and post again.

@peter:

you need a new waist ink absorber. plz check the forum for unable to clean or error 46. Its explained many times.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: error message on my mfc 420 mc

this has been written many times here in the forum.

plz search forum "unable to print"

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: change cartridge Problem - Brother BRTPT65 P-Touch Model PT-65 Home and Hobby Label Maker Printer

Once you snap in the catridge you have to put the back of the p-touch back on. After that you can feed through the tape by pressing Code Space. If the back of your P-touch is not on it will not advance through.... I learned the hard way :) Hope it helps you all.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: can't change the font style & size on my Brother PT-65 Label make

In case you've forgotten how to change the text size, hold down 'Code' and '& Size' key to display the current setting. While still holding the Code button, push and release the '&' key to change the size.

To reset, I would try removing the batteries for a few minutes before reinstalling them.

Just two guesses.

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I have a brother's MCF-255MC printer and i keep getting the message unable to clean 50 I followed the steps in the manual and it still didnt work could you please help me?


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Brother printer message ,unable to print 48 see trouble shooting and routine meintenance


I think the encoder strip needs to be cleaned with a lint free cloth. If the encoder strip gets dirty, many different problems can occur.

If the machine still errors, the encoder strip needs to be replaced - Part Number LS4467001
If the machine still errors, replace the carriage PCB assembly - Part Number LS6543001
If the machine still errors, replace the Printhead - Part Number LK3211001
If the machine still errors, replace the Main PCB assembly - Part Number LT0284011

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I have a brother MFC - 490CW... There is a printing error that reads Unable to print 70


There are several issues that can cause an Unable to Print message. Try the following in succession until the printer works.
1) Get a lint free cloth and clean the encoder strip. Lift the scanner unit until it locks open and slide the print head to the right if it isn't there. The encoder strip is in front of the white vinyl band. There is a warning to not touch the encoder strip - this applies to touching it with your hands. Grab the encoder strip (both sides) with the cloth. Wipe vigorously from one end to the other and return at least three times (left to right then right to left each time).
2) Check for any foreign objects (paper or anything else) in the print head path. Use a flashlight to check the corners of the unit. Check under the print head (including that right hand side where it rests during the cleaning of the encoder strip). Move it to the left to check if you moved it to the right.
3) Open the back Jam Clear Cover and check for any jammed paper. Remove anything you find that doesn't belong. Close the Jam Clear Cover.
4) Now close the scanner unit. (If you do this before opening and closing the Jam Clear Cover, the error will not reset at all.) If the error is not cleared, clean the encoder strip again.
5) If the error continues to persist, cycle the power by unplugging the printer for at least two seconds. Then plug it back in.
6) When the error message is gone, run a test by printing the Help List. Press Menu and select Print Reports > Help List and then press Black Start.
7) If the report prints, you have fixed the printer. If it doesn't print and you have cycled the power, the unit needs service. If it is under warranty contact Brother. Before having the unit serviced transfer any faxes in memory to another fax machine if you can. To do this you need to have set a Station ID for this printer (before the error message). If you do have this set, press Menu and go to Service > Data Transfer > Fax Transfer. If you are prompted to enter a fax number, you have faxes in memory. Enter the fax number of the unit that can store the faxes and press Black Start. (If No Data appears, there are no stored faxes. Press Black Start to exit the menu.)

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UNABLE TO PRINT DOES NOT RESPOND TO TROUBLE SHOOTING PROVIDED IN USERS GUIDE THIS IS ONLY USED TO COPY AND SCAN & COPY


Unplug the printer from power cord.Press and hold the "menu" button, then plug the device.You'll see on the LCD screen a "machine error" code.If this code is 40,41,49 or 4F the print head is defective.If the error is 48 - defective print head cable or circuit board.If the error is 50 or 51 there is error in Purge unit and printer require service.If the error is 46 the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:
Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.This will reset the purge count value. Then restart the printer, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

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Brother MFC-3360C error message ''PRINT UNABLE 4F .....''


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Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

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I need a user guide.


You can download the manual for your P-Touch from this link on Brother's site.
http://www.brother-usa.com/Manuals/Default.aspx

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Error message on my mfc 420 mc


this has been written many times here in the forum.

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Buffer full message



"The Buffer Full message is displayed if more than 60 characters, this
would include symbols, accents, and returns, have been entered to be
print. To clear this message press the BS key to delete some existing
text and rephrase the text to maximum of 60 characters.

However if the Buffer Full message is displayed before 60 characters
have been entered to be print, then your P-touch may need to be reset.
To reset the machine:

1. Power off the machine.

2. Hold down the ""CODE"" and the C""LEAR"" keys.

3. With both keys depressed, press the ""ON/OFF"" key once.

4. Release the ""CODE"" and the ""CLEAR"" keys.

If your machine is within Warranty, please contact our Customer Support
Center at 1-877-478-6824 so that we may make arrangements according the
product warranty.

If your machine is out of warranty, you may take your machine to a
localBrother Authorized Service Center. To locate a local Brother
AuthorizedService Center visit our website (http://www.brother-usa.com).
You can also locate a local Brother Authorized Service Center by calling our automated phone system at 1-800-284-4357. This
system can provide you with either a verbal listing or a printed listing
via facsimile.

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