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MFC 5890CN is new, won't print black. at first it wouldn't print any colors thought the cartridges were empty so I went out and bought new ones...black still wont print..and of course brother help is only avaliable when I am at work! not weekends or evenings! I'm ready to throw this out the window!

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check interface cable and load proper printer emulation language

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SOURCE: black print won't work on Brother MFC-845CW

Open the case,i don't sure were the cartridge is located but i think is easy to you to find it.When you found it, wipe the botton part of your cartridge use soft clothe for cleaning.Look at mannual to locate the cartridge.

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Can you hear the receiving fax pick up the line? If so, you may need to slow the speed of your fax modem to allow for poor line conditions. You can find the instructions on page 12 of the Users Guide. If you don't have one, you can download a PDF file of the guide on the Brother web site.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a brother MFC 5890CN printer and the yellow

It may be worth changing them again, you can on the odd occasion get a couple of duffers.

i would start afresh & do a head clean then a print test with a brand new set in.

If you get a perfect set of squares as the screen shows then its done if not repeat the head cleaning process untill you do, once you got those squares right your done.

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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