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Please be more specific:

What model printer ?
What application generate the error?
Is the printer communicating with the computer?
Does it have ink?
Are the heads plugged really bad, requiring mechanical cleaning
or replacement?

Is the the ink spatton full, requiring servicing ?


Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SAYS UNABLE TO CLEAN


"How do I clear the message Unable to..." ( "Unable to Change" "Unable to Clean" "Unable to Init" "Unable to Print" "Unable to Scan" )?

Step1: To clear the message follow the steps listed below:
1. Check for foreign objects, such as a paper clip or scrap of paper, inside the machine.Unplug the machine from the power outlet and open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.
2.If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset. Resetting the machine will erase all faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report. Please make sure you have followed the instructions in the Step1.
3.If the error still continues to appear, move the print head and examine under the print head.
3-1.Disconnect the Brother machine from the poweroutlet.
3-2.Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover.
3-3.Check the print head's position.
3-4.Gently move the print head to the center.
3-5.Examine under the print head. If anything is found, remove it.Use a flashlight if necessary to check thoroughly.
3-6.Close the cover and reconnect the machine to the power outlet.
If the message continues to appear on the LCD, the machine will require repair.

Step2: Check if the machine has faxes in its memory
1.Transfer the Fax Journal Report
1.Press Menu/Set or Menu on the Control Panel of the machine.
2.Press the up or down navigation key until Service appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
3.Press the up or down navigation key until Data Transfer appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
4.Press the up or down navigation key until Report Trans appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
5.The LCD will prompt you to enter a fax number. Enter the number of the fax that you want to receive and print the report. Press Black(Mono) Start.
2.Verify and Transfer faxes in memory

1.Press Menu/Set or Menu on the Control Panel of the machine.
2.Press the up or down navigation key until Service appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
3.Press the up or down navigation key until Data Transfer appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
4.Press the up or down navigation key until Fax Transfer appears on the LCD. Then press Menu/Set or Menu.
5.If there are no faxes saved in memory, NO DATA will appear on the LCD. Continue to Step 3. If faxes are present, the LCD will prompt you to enter a fax number. Enter the number of the fax that you want to receive and print the faxes. Press Black(Mono) Start .
3.Reset the machine
After the Fax Journal Report and faxes in memory have been transferred to another fax machine, disconnect the Brother machine from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it.


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1.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.

2. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
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1.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.

2. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
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