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Wont print black...all other colors print. Tried to purge system, cleaned head... Dont know what else to do.

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Have you tried looking in the manual ?
have you contacted BROTHER printer ?

http://www.brother-usa.com/modeldocuments/consumer/users%20manual/um_mfc_5440cn_5840cn_en_108.pdf

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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