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INK EMPTY BLACK, PLEASE OPEN COVER - BUT HAS NEW INK

After not using this fax machine for a few months I got this message, Ink empty black, please open cover. So I replaced all the cartridges with new. I still get the message ink empty black, please open cover! Help please...... same thing with mine. didn't use for awhile, and have tried 2 different full cartridges. even tried unplugging and it still won't believe that there is ink. unfortunately, it won't even let the print head clean when it thinks there is no ink, it just keeps doing the same thing. Driving me crazy too!

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  • cymoril Jun 05, 2008

    if you mean the little round kind of screen between the single cartridge and the printer, yes. same thing. also tried resetting, but it doesn't seem to do anything at all.

  • cymoril Jun 05, 2008

    tried the unplugging and putting all the ink back in, and after the cleaning cycle was over, it still came up with black empty etc.

  • cymoril Jun 06, 2008

    I didn't try the re-install driver, because I have an older version printer and a computer that is WindowsXP which says the driver is built-in and not to use the disc that came with the printer. I didn't see any place to adjust anything from the computer, but one of the issues with the built-in drivers is that they don't offer all the features as originally. I can maybe try the tape, but don't see a sensor on the ink cartridge, does it look like a little air hole? There are no metal strips as on my Epson.

  • cymoril Jun 06, 2008

    I finally figured out where to put the black tape-straight on the back of the cartridge near the top where you can just make out some little strips of metal inside the cartridge, not outside as some other printers. I didn't have a roll of tape, but swiped a piece off something else, and for the first time since I can't remember when, my printer doesn't say black ink empty, open cover.!!! I wish I would have found out about that before throwing several cartridges away thinking they were junk.

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Have you tried cleaning the connections between the ink cartridge and the printer? Please do this and let me know how it works out for you

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    another thing to try is to remove the cartridges, then unplug it and plug it back in and then put them back in.

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    you can also try putting some black electrical tape over the sensor on the ink cartridge on the side facing the printer

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    You can also try fixing this in the settings on the computer and if all else fails, uninstall and reinstall the drivers for the printer.

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    did you try everything that I suggested yet?

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 06, 2008

    glad you fixed it, have a good night

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You should reset the printer.

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I have a brother intellifax 1840c (which is great, by the way). I need to change the ink cartridge & have no idea how to get into it. Is there a latch or button to help open it? Please help.


1 Close the document support and the document tray.

2 Lift the top cover to the open position until it locks securely into
place. If one or more ink cartridges are empty, for example Black, the
LCD shows Ink Empty Black and Open Cover.

3 Pull the ink cartridge hook toward you and remove the ink
cartridge for the color shown on the LCD.


You can find the procedure on changing the ink cartridges in the user manual, page 12-25.

User Manual can be downloaded:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000335/MFC-3240C_UsaEngUsr_C.pdf

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Brother DCP-115C Printer: "No Ink" message continues even after old ink cartridge (still some ink!) is replaced with a new one.


Reset the printer to factory settings
Turn off the printer. and turn it on again.

If still not working

Take out the cartridges, turn off the printer
Turn on the printer and put the cartridge again.

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Near empty black is displayed even with new black cartridge


If you replaced an ink cartridge while Near Empty was displayed on the LCD, the LCD may ask you to verify that it was
a brand new one. Example: Did You Change Blck? 1.Yes 2.No. For each new cartridge you installed, press 1 on the dial
pad to automatically reset the ink dot counter for that color. If the ink cartridge you installed is not a brand new one, please be sure to select 2.
WARNING
If ink gets in your eyes, irrigate them with water immediately and call a doctor if you are concerned.
If you wait until Ink Empty message is displayed on the LCD, the machine will automatically reset the ink dot counter.
If the Install message is on the display after you have installed ink cartridges, check that the ink cartridges are
installed properly.

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How do I change the toner?


The Fax-2480c does not use toner cartridges.
This is an inkjet and so uses ink cartridges.

There are 4 cartridges, black, yellow, cyan (blue) and magenta (red). If any of these cartridges are empty, you need replace them.

This machine takes LC-51 cartridges.
You're probably out of warranty so jsut get refills... it's cheaper

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I changed the ink cartridge the black one but it still says cartridge empty I unplugged it and it still sais the same thing


My MFC-420CN acts up occationally. Remove the new cartridge, hold it as you would to install it, Rotate it to the right about 45°. Snap it with the back of a finger (dislodges any air bubbles in ink feed). Reinstall cartridge (ensure it is fully seated. This works for both Brother cartridges and the eforcity cartridges I've been using for the past couple of years. HTH
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I don't know how to change the ink bought this printer from a guy at work no manual


Lift the scanner cover from the right-hand side of the MFC until
it locks securely into the open position.

If one or more ink cartridges are empty, for example Black, the
LCD shows Ink Empty Black and Cover is Open.

Pull the ink cartridge hook toward you and remove the ink
cartridge for the color shown on the LCD.

Open the new ink cartridge bag for the color shown on the LCD,
and then take out the ink cartridge.

Remove the cartridge covers.

Each color has its own correct position. Keep the ink cartridge
in an upright position when you insert it into slot. Press down on
the ink cartridge until the hook snaps over it.

Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the
scanner cover support down and close the scanner cover.

If you replaced an ink cartridge while Near Empty was
displayed on the LCD, the LCD may ask you to verify that it was
a brand new one. Example: Did You Change Blck? 1.Yes
2.No. For each new cartridge you installed, press 1 on the dial
pad to automatically reset the ink dot counter for that color. If the
ink cartridge you installed is not a brand new one, please be
sure to select 2.

If you wait until Ink Empty message is displayed on the LCD,
the MFC will automatically reset the ink dot counter.

If the Install message is on the display after you have
installed ink cartridges, check that the ink cartridges are
installed properly.

Hope that helps you!

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Opening the cover


This model print on Thermal transfer technology: there is a black film inside the fax.
Open the cover from the rght side with the green or grey button.
You can then see the black film.
Usually, the top part is the new, the lower is th used.
To know if the film is near empty, you can remove the film from its place and see which side is bigger.
Good Luck.

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Black ink cartridge doesn't work.


Have you tried
  1. Taking out all the cartridges
  2. Power down the power
  3. Power up the printer
  4. Open the scanner Cover
  5. Close the scanner cover
  6. Message will ask you to put the ink.
  7. Put in Black
  8. Close scanner cover
  9. It may ask you whether the Black is being changed.
  10. Open the cover.
  11. Install Cyan.
  12. Repeat step 8-10 for the rest of the 2 colours.
  13. It should resolve the Black ink empty message.
Let us know if this works.

Thank you.

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Ink problems....


Take all carts out of the machine. Have a look into the cart holder. Is there ink swapping beneath the white plastic? (You might shake the machine ;-)

If yes, the cart holder leaks and needs replacement.

If not (your lucky!) it could be that the automatic cleaning procedure which starts when a cart is changed has soaked the carts empty.

Do set machine with date and time and NEVER unplug NOR use a power switch which breaks the power supply.

Do use constant power and switch off machine by pressing stand-by-fax-button!

Everytime when machine comes to (new) power contact it runs an extensive ink cleaning procedure. thats why your carts are always near empty....
The stand-by will prevent this and machine does some cleaning procedures which consumes only a few drops(!) of ink!


The display asks you if you have changed the carts. Do answer this question by pressing 1 for YES or 2 for NO.
This will reset the built-in inkcountermanagement to the correct settings

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