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The printer will not work under the conditions you indicated. Manufacturer wants you to buy more of their overpriced ink.
U can try filling the yellow cartridge with some ink substitute such as alcohol, doing a hard reset of printer and also uninstall and reinstall software and see if you can fool printer to work.. If so, then you can change preference to just black and white.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/faq/faq_top.htm?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=dcp110c_us 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
I came across this similar problem and spent days trying to figure it out. I knew I was close when I tried to start the HPZ12 service and it kept failing with "unable to find the specified file". I traced it with a process monitor and found that it was looking for a registry key that was not present. Specifically:
HKLM\System\CurrentCosntrolSet\Services\Pml Driver HPZ12\Parameters
It was looking for the string:
which should be set to:
(or something similar).
The unfortunate thing is that no matter how many times you install and uninstall the HP drivers, then don't reset the registry keys for the HPZ12 service. In the end, I ended up doing the following:
1. Uninstall software and reboot
2. Go through registry editor and delete the PML key (just did a search for all PML occurences)
3. Deleted the c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard directory
4. Deleted the c:\program files\HP directory
5. Deleted the c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\ contents (anything that referred to an HP printer or driver)
6. Deleted the HKLM\Software\Hewlett-Packard registry key
8. Reinstalled and everything worked.
I suggest you backup any registry keys prior to deleting them in case you make a mistake. You can use the Export feature on the right-click context menu to save each key you delete, or use some tool to make a backup of your registry prior to making these changes. Similarly, for the files, I renamed directories or created backups of their contents.
Once I reinstalled, I found that there were TONS of new registry keys added that weren't there before. So the real problem is with HPs install/uninstall. It doesn't clean up properly and any aborted or failed instalation will leave the drivers in a poor state.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
Clean The Print Head Nozzles (Mac OS X) MP500 / MP800
Clean The Print Head Nozzles (Windows) MP500 / MP800
Confirm that the recommended ink tanks are installed properly MP500 / MP800
Install recommended ink tanks in the correct order MP500 / MP530 / MP800 / MP800R / MP830
Perform A Manual Print Head Alignment (Mac OS X) MP500 / MP800 / MP950
Perform A Manual Print Head Alignment (Windows) MP500 / MP800 / MP950
Perform the print head cleaning procedure on MP500 / MP800
Print Head Alignment MP500 / MP800 / MP950
Remove tape from the MP500 / MP800 ink tank
Replace ink tank(s) MP500 / MP800
I hope it helps!!!
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Sounds like the new cartridge has been sitting around for too long. The solid lines are usually due to the drum being exposed to light for too long. The other reason could be the charger roller has been in contact with drum (in the cartridge) for a very long time and probably heat has a part in it as well. Try another cartridge.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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