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Brother hl 4050cdn - the colour cartridges all run out together even though I've printed hardly any colour

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The fluid component of the ink will evaporate if the printer is in a hot dry environment. Loss of ink over time should be anticipated.

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Reset drum counter

After you replace your drum , switch on the power, open the front cover and press GO and + key together
Menu Reset Parts life will appear , choose okay for drum unit or + for next part.
once accepted close the machine and it will reset the count to zero and print will show 100% or 99%

I hope this helps!

Oct 19, 2013 | Brother HL-4050CDN Printer

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The colours on our HL-4040CN have gone all strange - when we perform colour calibration the colours go either red or green. All toners are new and the drum has been replaced recently as well. We do a lot...


We need to isolated the problem on what cause ink cartridge not print in color. When even you installed new cartridges, It is necessary to run the print nozzle to clean the print head. Also, please try to clean the print head manually by removing all the ink cartridges and rub the print head into a white paper with alcohol until ink flows and then return it back and run the print nozzle for 2 times.

Then try to print again.

If it does not help you, please let me know to give you more help.

Mar 03, 2011 | Brother HL-4040CN Laser Printer

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The cyan cartridge is leaking and is printing an intermitant line down the right side of the page

The cartridge needs to be replaced.
repairs to the cartridge are possible.
If there are any cartridge remanufacturing shops in your area
they will be able to repair the fault

Jan 25, 2011 | Brother HL-4050CDN Printer

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How do you reset the DRUM counter on a Brother HL-4050CDN Printer?

Follow the below instructions to reset the drum.
After replacing the drum unit, keep the front cover open (make sure the power is on). Press and hold the "GO" button until all four LED's are lit. Once the four LED's light up, close the front cover. Make sure the drum LED is off. The counter is reset!

Oct 29, 2010 | Brother HL-4050CDN Printer

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My printer is not printing the colour yellow even though the cartidge is full and new

If you have run the nozzle cleaning utility, and you are not getting any yellow output, the cartridge is most likely defective. This also occurs if you are not using OEM ink cartridges.

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Difference between Brother HL-4040CN and HL-4050CDN printer

The D stands for duplex printing (both sides of paper)

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Drum error : slide the green tab on drum unit in each colour?

you forgot to slide the tab, unless you do this you cannot use your printer im afraid, drum unit is a cylindrical part unit, unless otherewise you correct this instlltion procedure there is no othere way around it

Nov 25, 2008 | Brother HL-4050CDN Printer

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I have just replaced the black toner as requested by my HL 4050CDN laser printer with a genuine brother replacement and now it's flashing on the LCD that I need to replace the 3 colours also. It's not...

just open the cartridge holders for the colours and even pull them out a little. Machine will think you replaced them.
Normally when you replace black it will ask if you did replace the colors. If you say no it will calculate the amount of toner in there still.
**** that is for next time. Now just open the cartridge holders for the collors and let the machine think you replaced them.

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