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Brother MFC-255cw prints dull colors, any way to fix that?

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SOURCE: black ink won't print

This is what worked (so far) with my Dell1.gif AIO A940 printer1.gif that wouldn't print black ink.

It worked for awhile when I chose photo/glossy paper, but then it quit printing again (see below).

PRINT, PROPERTIES, PAPER SETUP, SPECIALTY PAPER, PHOTO/GLOSSY


I got it to print, again, by putting SEVERAL papers in the feeder (instead of just 1) - there is a sensor that is supposed to automatically detect paper type, and it might not be working right, especially with one or only a couple of sheets.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Black not printing on a Brother MFC-290C

in the printer display try head cleaning option, there must be something blocking the cartridge. hope this helps

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Print Brother Mfc-290c Error Print unable 4F

Hi there
With some Brother printers you can try this.

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, and 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 the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.


Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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SOURCE: i cant print any documents

I had the same problem, and couldn't find a solution anywhere. My laptop said the wifi Brother MFC-255CW printer was offline, when the printer was definitely online and connected.
In the end I simply went into Control Panel / Printers, selected the Brother printer, and deleted it off the network. Then I chose "Add a Printer" from the network, and reselected the only printer on my home network - which was the Brother MFC-255CW that I had just deleted. The computer reinstalled the driver, and everything was fine again - haven't had a problem since.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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SOURCE: my brother mfc-6490cw will not print any magenta

You need to do the Power Purge Option: It works like a charm on my 6490....

Hold down the menu key. While still holding the menu key, unplug the machine and plug it back in. Do not let go of the key until the machine reboots and the screen says "maintenence". Hit the following keys: 7, 6, 4,black start. The machine will then go into "power purge" or deep clean mode for about 5-7 minutes. When complete hit: 99 to get out of maintanence and reboot. Be sure to have extra ink cartidges on hand as it does use up a lot of ink but this process works the best every time when the printer wont print

Posted on Jun 04, 2011

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Hello my MFC 255cw is only printing in colors not in black. I replaced all the ink and did a clean and aligned but is still not printing in black.


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The following may work: remove all the ink supplies. Remove the printhead and soak it for about 5 minutes in 0.5" of very hot water. Gently blot the printhead on a soft damp paper towel to remove the excess water, then replace in the printer and then reinstall the ink supplies.

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I cant print any documents my brother MFC-255CW says offline and i cant get it to work


I had the same problem, and couldn't find a solution anywhere. My laptop said the wifi Brother MFC-255CW printer was offline, when the printer was definitely online and connected.
In the end I simply went into Control Panel / Printers, selected the Brother printer, and deleted it off the network. Then I chose "Add a Printer" from the network, and reselected the only printer on my home network - which was the Brother MFC-255CW that I had just deleted. The computer reinstalled the driver, and everything was fine again - haven't had a problem since.

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I have recently bought new ink for my brother mfc 255cw. While it was running low ink, it would print out copies colored purple. even though I have already purchased and replaced all the ink cartridges, it...


I would suspect your inkjets are blocked Black and blue =purple so the other colors are blocked up Use the nozzle cleaning function to try and remove the clog Run nozzle check after cleaning mode till all colors print correctly

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How do you use a memory stick on the MFC-255cw printer


just plug it in the machine but if the machine cannot see the files it will not print that machine will only see the tiff jpg and maybe pdf files.

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