I have been told my printhead is malfunctioning. Can I clean it myself?
You can look in thr user guide or printer help for Troubleshooting and Routine Manteinance.Make sure that the Printer Driver or Paper Type setting in the menu matches the
type of paper you are using. (See Printing in the Software User's Guide on the CDROM.Make sure that your ink cartridges are fresh. The following may cause ink to clog The expiration date written on the cartridge package has passed. (Cartridges
stay usable for up to two years if kept in their original packaging.) The ink cartridge was in your machine over six months.The ink cartridge may not have been stored properly before use.
Try using the recommended types of paper.
Press a or b to choose Cleaning.
Press a or b to choose Black, Color
The machine cleans the print head.
When cleaning is finished, the machine
will go back to standby mode
Checking the print quality
If faded or streaked colors and text appear on
your output, some of the nozzles may be
clogged. You can check this by printing the
Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the
nozzle check pattern.
Press a or b to choose Test Print.
Press a or b to choose
Press Color Start.
The machine begins printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet.
Check the quality of the four color blocks
on the sheet.
Is Quality OK?
Do one of the following:
If all lines are clear and visible, press
1 to choose Yes, and go to step j.
If you can see missing short lines as
shown below, press 2 to choose No.
The LCD asks you if the print quality is
OK for black and three colors.
Press 1 (Yes) or 2 (No).
The LCD asks you if you want to start
Press 1 (Yes).
The machine starts cleaning the print
After cleaning is finished, press Color
The machine starts printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet again and then
return to step e.
If you repeat this procedure at least five
times and the print quality is still poor,
replace the ink cartridge for the clogged
After replacing the ink cartridge, check
the print quality. If the problem still
exists, repeat the cleaning and test print
procedures at least five times for the
new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing,
call Brother Customer Service
Nov 03, 2010 |
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