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Brother 115C printer says no ink when plenty.

I purchased two brother 115c printers at the same time. Both started this problem at the same time. Approx 8 months from purchase. I gets used heaps other hardly at all. problem in says no ink cartridge or empty for cyan and magenta. Mucked around and got both to go once by unplugging and then running cleaning function. Now however one won't allow anything. just says replace cartridge. Using Brother cartridges.

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  • netbubble Aug 26, 2008

    my printer displayed empty black. so i bought black cartridge. when i put my cartridge its still the same error message.. empty black, replace ink cartridge.. the model of my printer is Brother DCP-120C.. please help me i need my email address is

  • loogoo Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. Anyone have an answer?



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I bought new inks and inserted them , when in fact its only the yellow inks is empty yet it sends me message that found no cartridges.. waah. this printer been with me for 8 years and had it clean last year only.. what to do?

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  • Kei Kurooka
    Kei Kurooka Jan 13, 2014

    and now its camera stops message i get. well, i bought a new printer HP Wi Fi and can be plug into my PC and im happy for what i bought now..



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SOURCE: Only printing black and cyan

If you have used third party carts before you can't repair this problem due to the fact that the filter inside the printhead is clogged with particles. There is no chance to clean the filter. Sorry. Do use only dye ink. Pigmented ink is the printhead killer for brother printers!

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother Printer Cannot Print in Black

This could be because of several probs: 1. The ink cart is not original and wont let the ink flow, because the valve is not open. 2. There might be air bubbles within the capillaries. 3. The ink is not genuine ink and has pigments in it. Solution: see here, too: Insert another ink cart. Use, if possible, the genuine ink cart from brother. Do the cleaning cycle twice. This will extract the air bubbles out of the caps after the second time. If you dont have any success the printhead is clogged and cant be cleaned anymore!

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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SOURCE: Brother DCP-115C

good chance....Print head is blocked very common, what sort of inks were used?


 Not economical to repair, buy new! 

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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SOURCE: machine error A7 ( brother dcp 115c )

Did you change the scanner cover? This happens when a wrong cis type is installed. The rom data has to be set again (this can only be done by service personal)

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

SOURCE: Brother DPC- 115C

I have same problem. It started off as empty ink and low ink so I replaced first the black, did a test print then even though the other one yellow was still unchanged low the test print came out as black fine, cyan fine but yellow and magenta blank. Because it was blank and reading low I changed the yellow anyway but its still blank. After lots of tests and cleans magenta and yellow still remained blank. Now the cyan is near empty and the magenta even though nothing has been printed. I took them out many times to see if it will get it working tried all the above suggestions and anyway its now started saying no cartridge. I'm not using orig brother ink and don't expect it to be as good but not to print some colours at all is a bit odd. Cant get round this no cartridge thing though, machine has hardly been used so I'm disappointed if its had it.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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