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Have a brother MFC 215 and it has an error message 4F It is unable to print

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  • spullin Aug 02, 2008

    Many thanks for your help, will give it a go and keep fingers crossed.

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Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

this is not a 100% fix but might lead to a fix.

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  • Wesley Gardner
    Wesley Gardner Aug 02, 2008

    4F means that the purgeunit is broken and that there is a problem with printhead, too. Solution is to change unit and head



    Maybe brother has a replacement or you can find a unit with a broken scanner you can buy for cheap for the parts to swap.

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