Question about Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
My Brother 440CN keeps telling me that the black ink is empty and I just filled all of the ink with the same type of ink that it came with and it still doesn't work and also it won't let me Scan things. It was working fine and then things just started messing up. Thank-You Louis and Sandra Mason
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Here is what I did and it worked: I took an old cartridge, cleaned it out and filled it with computer cleaning solution (denatured alcohol?) that I bought at a big box store... when I did the clean cycle 8 times, the black finally came out... messy at first, with obvious particles. After 4 copies in black, the printer was fine. This is a pretty common problem, and the guy at the shop that is their first thing to do on pretty much every printer they see like this.... they buy cartridges loaded with solution for just this problem.... the rest of us suffer.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
I own a mfc 440 cn aswell. and I have the same problem. I've combed the web for a while in search of the elusive answer to this particular dilemma and the closest thing to a solution came as I took a small flashlight and slowly inspected the inside of the cartridge holder where the cartridge physically connects with the printer, As I did so I noticed a small polyurethene tube that looked like it had some black ink clogged in it. I then kept searching the world wide web and found a connection with the ink in the small tube and the knowledge base on the brother website. it turns out that if the ink line gets clogged then the sensors will not properly read that a cartridge has been installed, just to add to that the printer may not always properly know whick ink line is clogged, which is why careful inspection is needed and to ulitmately fix the problem would mean taking the printer apart to manually clean the lines as well as any others that look dirty or clogged. And so for me my printer is still not working properly because I don't want to take the time to fix it, nor do i want to pay big bucks to have someone else fix it. hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Go and buy a new printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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