Question about Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I have a Brother MFC-6490. The printer can not print in black. The black cartridge is new. There is no problem with color printing. Thanks for your help.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,570 Answers

Hi

Remove the black ink cartrige and rub the print head into a plain paper with rubbing alcohol until ink flows. If not rubbing alcohol, no problem. Just rub the printhead into a plain paper.

Then try to print again. I hope it helps you. Please post comments if you need more help. Regards

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

chiefmecha
  • 600 Answers

SOURCE: I changed the cartridge in

For the offline status have a look at this link, http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002600/000046/faq002646_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj615w_all
for the faded ink or faded printing try cleaning procedure also you can set the printing contrast or brightness, you may also want to see if your cartridge is genuine, using fake or refilled inks causes faded prints, or even sometimes offline printers, By default, the Brother machine is designed to conserve ink. This will result in text documents appearing gray, dull, or faded instead of black. If you would like text to appear black, please complete the following steps: WINDOWS USERS:

1. Click START -> (SETTINGS) -> CONTROL PANEL -> PRINTERS (AND FAXES) or PRINTERS AND OTHER HARDWARE then VIEW INSTALLED PRINTERS

2. Right click on the Brother printer driver and left click on PRINTING PREFERENCES.

3. On the BASIC tab under QUALITY, choose FINE from the dropdown box.


Have a look over this manual here, this might help you more understanding the problem. http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_5890CN_6490CW_EN_1775.PDF

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a all in one color LC61 printer, do all colors have to be filled to print blk only?


Greyscale is color not black only.
You can print in black and it will look grayscale only darker, printers are a pain to work with after a year has gone by, I can expect almost a half hour to print something with my $400 epson because one of the colors is out even though I never printed in the last year a colored page. I take the color cartirges out and they are empty, but I only print a page 2-3 times a year. I use the scanner all the time. Brother and epson have their print heads in the printer not the cartridge so make sure your inks are always have something in it or it will be miricle for the printer to last more than a year. Check colors every other week. One Epson printer only lasted 3 months because I never used it(print head dried up). Never use the set up with tubes running outside printer to small tanks of ink if you only use it occationally.

May 11, 2014 | Unknown 10pk 4B,2C,2M,2Y Compatible LC61...

1 Answer

My Brother 6490 will not print in black? I have put in a new cartridge, etc. Please advise. cyndie@robertofernandez.com


Try to clean the print head from the panel of the printer,if the problem persist change the prin head because is clogged.

Mar 09, 2011 | Brother DCP-585cw All-in-One Wireless...

1 Answer

MFC 6490 CW I installed new colour cartridges, cleaned heads but it wont print in colour???


Hi I'm sorry say your machine will need a new print head and they are not easy to fit my suggestion will be to contact brother by email and ask if they will suggest a repairer in your area
but I would look at replacing it with a canon or a hp

Mar 08, 2011 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Black is not working in my brother mfc-240c printer


did you use genunie brother black ink cartridge?

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Cartridges. !!!!!!!!

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

I located a page on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com forum, which had plenty of details about similar issues.

Try the forum, there are alot of issues like yours.

If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)





Apr 06, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

4 Answers

Wrong ink in slot


my brother mfc 6490 has stopped printing yellow, i've done number cleans and changed cartridges with no luck. has anyone out there got a fix for this?

Sep 13, 2009 | Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Printer will not print dut to other color cartige. being empty.


The color cartridges print text that appears black by mixing the three primary colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow) to make composite black. To achieve a realistic black, large quantities of colored ink are used. Because black cartridges use much less ink to create a similar shade of black, they print more pages in black than the color cartridge.
If the color cartridges on the printer are next to empty, you will not be able to get perfect prints at all.

Please have the cartridges replaced to do the printing jobs again.

Sep 10, 2009 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

1 Answer

All colors print only black does not print. New


reset your print option set automatic or color select

Aug 29, 2009 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Balck ink not working


brother mfc-5440 ~ same exact issue on not printing the black AFTER purchase new cartridge (again!) ~ i should have checked here first.... NO MORE BROTHER printers in our future & will tell all our friends, too....

Mar 08, 2008 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

6 Answers

Brother 210C One colour cartridge empty, want to print a black and white fax


Yes, if you dont need the color anymore in future:

You can cheat with empty c/y/m carts by sticking some dark but very thin adhesive tape around the nose (see picture).

After that the printer logic expects the c/y/m carts always as full.

But you cant print any colors within the next 2 weeks anymore because air will dry out the print head (and destroy the color nozzels)!

See brother homepage for instructions on how to print in grayscale only!

Jan 09, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Cannot print


It seems that another cart is empty. Check all cartridges when printer is off. And yes, you do need the color ones to print in bk.

Sep 24, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 6490CW InkJet Printer Logo

565 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

453 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...