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I have mfc 290 c all in one problem t gives error no 46 what i cando tell me please

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This is caused by the performed purge sequences reaching its limit. To reset the counter, press menu then press *2864 within 2 seconds ("maint" should be on the display and all the lights should be flashing, if not try again), then press 80, then keep pressing black/mono start button until screen displays "purge count", press 2783 to reset purge count, then press stop/exit key, then press 99.

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