Question about Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer
The short answer to "how to remove print head" is there is no easy way. I don't have the service manual for your machine, but I own a 540CN which is similar and, because I have had similar problems to you, I have invested in the service manual for this machine. To actually remove the head requires a great deal of dismantling, including disconnecting the head position sensing belt which then has to be re-calibrated on re-fitting. The method I used to clear the clogged heads (mine refused to print anything in black) was to force a alcohol based cleaner through the ink supply tube using a small syringe and some windscreen washer plastic tubing. In order to catch the fluid (and flushed ink) I folded a paper towel until I could draw it under the print head. This had to be changed several times as I had to use a lot of cleaner until it flowed out of the head clear. Please note that even after I managed to get the black printing again, and even though for general printing the black printing is fine, if you do a print quality test the block of bars for black is nowhere near as good as it is for the colours. I personally can live with this given the cost Brother will charge you to repair a machine - normally more than a new one !. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
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Did you use third party carts?
If yes, buy original brother ink carts and do the cleaning cycle again. If you are lucky the printhead isnt clogged due to the third party ink which has not the additives and glycerin needed for the printhead to run without probs.
In case the head is clogged there is nothing more what you can do. Sorry! A replacement might costs more than a new mfc 440cn!
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