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Try this

1.go to maintenance mode menu-start then arrow up 4 times
2.push 80 (arrow) 8 ok-then 0 ok
3.push start button when you see on the screen purge unit
4.push 2,7,8,3
5.push stop
6.then 99

This you reset the purge unit.If i have been useful please give me a vote :).Thanks

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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SOURCE: will not print

You guys did a great job on my printer mfc 210c !! I took it apart like you told me & cleaned the waistinktank & put it back together & yippee it works great !!
Thanx fix ya guys ! Gene77

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SOURCE: Unable to clean

you need a new waist ink absorber box and have to do a reset. The absorber box can be purgchased from a service partner (see brother homepage of your country). Same procedure:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t139675-need_reset_purge_counter_due_error_46

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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SOURCE: unable to print See Troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapt

Download the manuals from:
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_5440CN_5840CN_EN_108.PDF
and
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Software%20Users%20Manual/SUM_DCP_110C_MFC_210C_3240C_3340CN_420CN_5440CN_5840CN_620CN_EN_1266.PDF

Please rate this solution in case you find it helpful, else leave a comment and I shall revert back with more suggestions.

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SOURCE: Print Unable 36

That error is a carriage travel error, the printhead is not moving freely. Most often paper scraps either on the extreme right side where the printhead parks, or on the extreme left side where it's hard to see.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: PRINT UNABLE 46 SEE TROUBLE SHOOTING CHAPTER IN

i posted few days back solution to this particular problem, please follow these steps:

first, try to establish if this really is full absorbent pad, remove power cable from the back, wait 20sec, press menu/set key, insert power mains - in most brother printer/faxes this will display machine error code. if this is code 46, you are on the money, your absorbent pad is full (not necessarily, only counter is showing it as such in most cases).

we will asssume that counter is showing full and therefore reset it again to zero:

1. after machine code is displayed, key in "80",
2. go down with arrow key till you find "purge counter"
3. type "2783" this should set counter to "0"
4. press "stop/exit"
5. press "9" twice
6. remove cartridges from craddle
7. remove power cord
8. insert power cord back
9. switch on printer
10. insert cartridges back

if that do not work, then maybe really you need to replace absorbent sponge... it is done under warranty and if not technician in service centre.

if you want to do it yourself, remove cartridges, remove fron cover and on the right hand you will have "offending" sponge. either clean it (absorbent, lint free tissue is fine to remove excess first, then few drop of water and repeat draining process with tissue several time, at least till "cake" from the top is removed. best of course will be to replace the sponge with new one.

after that you still need to reset counter. in another way - follow steps...

if you find this advice useful, pleasae leave comment and rate it, thanx!

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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