Question about Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Brother mfc -3240c unit

I need a part number for the white part that the ink cartrages plug into,, my unit. the ink runs out into the machine in about 3 min, then i get no ink display.. the clear plastic cover on the bottom of this white part is off the bottom of the ink holder unit

or is there a glue or somethng that would work taht would not melt the parts.. i assume i need to get the sticky tape for the bottom of the asambley. .or a whole assembly..for the ink cartigease to plug into and not leak out. .. thank you for your time. allan gusse

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  • a9198d Jun 07, 2008

    i finllay got a ahold of one at brother.. i have a phone number.. they found the part number.the part cost $17.00 plus shipping.. it is called a ink carriage.

    the part is suppose to be improved in design and construction.. i have not received the part yet...

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Hi I have a similar problem with a DPC-111c brother printer. The clear plastic you mention if underneath the cartridge cradle it is designed to act as a canals to feed the print head.

Once damaged... the canals are no longer canals and leak everywhere if this is your case then sorry but your printer is FINISHED !!! Time to buy a new one!

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I don't think there is a reset procedure for resetting MFC 3240c cartridges.
Professional refill facilities use a code reset device on cartridges.
Users that want to refill their own cartridges often use a piece of cellotape or plastic bag to cover cartridge sensor. This can damage printers head if ink goes too low and printer keeps printing.
My suggestion: stay away from troubles and buy original cartridges.
Here is a link on howto:
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I had the same problem. It corrected itself when I turned the printer power off and then back on after it went through it's shut down procedure.

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See this page. The models of Brother's cartridges for the MFC-3240C are as follows:
  • black: LC41BK
  • cyan: LC41C
  • magenta: LC41M
  • yellow: LC41Y

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