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I have a Brother PT1260 hand-held label printer. When I wish to start a second line and press the return key I get an error message, even though I follow the instructions.

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You have to set the letter size to a small setting or better is to use the letter size "auto". This way two line printing works perfectly.

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My brother printer is saying it can't clean. It normally does this when I turn it on.


Here are several pages which tackle this problem. Some include pictures as well as explanation.

How do clear the message Unable to or Unable Brother

Determine the error code by the following. unplug the unit, hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the power plug while holding down the Menu/Set key. The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed. Unplug and re-plug the unit again. You should get error code 46. If so:

Dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break it open and clean its sponges under a tap). Re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero. The counter is reset as follows according to Ronald Massey:

  1. Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.
  2. FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).
  3. Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the up arrow key four times to enter the maintenance mode).
    1. Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).
    2. Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.
    3. Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.
  4. Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
  5. Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state
And here is a link to unclog printer nozzles:

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Nov 26, 2017 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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I'm getting the message FAIL:head VLTG turn off printer error 6134 this is on a Brother GT-541 direct to garment printer. Can you tell me what I have to do to fix this issue? Thanks!


http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Basic%20Instruction%20Manual/BIM_GT_541_EN_2767.PDF


  • Find the "Ink" key on your Brother printer. This key also may be labeled "Ink/Reports," "Ink Management/Reports" or "Ink Management." Press the key to bring up the menu on the LCD display.

  • Step 2Select the "Cleaning" option by using the up and down navigation key. Press "Menu/Set."

  • Find the color on the displayed list that's not printing on your Brother printer by using the navigation key. If more than one color isn't printing, select the "All" option. Press "Menu/Set."

    Step 4Wait for the printer to complete the cleaning cycle, which involves cleaning the print head nozzle. During this time, the LCD will display the words "Cleaning" and "Please Wait." The date and time will return to the LCD display when the printer is done cleaning.
  • Sep 01, 2016 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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    I'm receiving error message 46 on my Brother printer, MFC-465CN. I know that it means the ink absorber box is full. How do I solve this problem?


    Hi,

    Welcome to Fixya. To fix error 46 on borhter printer please follow the steps below.


    1) Enter machine maintenance mode

    - FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

    - Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

    2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

    3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

    4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

    5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

    6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

    Thanks for using Fixya.

    May 04, 2011 | Brother MFC-465CN InkJet Printer

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    Just bought Brother Printer dcp-j125,After test copy machine says,machine error af. Removed elec cable,plugged back in ,held menu for 15secs.. machine error af,came back on..it makes a funny noise.


    Brother DCVP-J125 manual reset


    1.plug the power cord while holding the menu with in 16 seconnds to make the machine enter the maintenance mode.

    2. Enter 8 & 0 by using the up arrow key & SET keys.

    3. press the mono start key several times untill the purge count appears on the LCD.

    4. enter 2 7 8 & 3 by using the up arrow key & set keys to reset the purge count to zero

    5. press the stop/exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintanance mode.

    6. enter 9 twice by using the up arrow & set key's to exit from maintenance mode

    just follow the steps and hope you can do it......

    I try it to my self before i post it and shared to others....thnx and GOD BLESS by Harry Technician.

    Mar 12, 2011 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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    Brother 165c clean unable 46, See Trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's Guide. clean unable 46


    Error 46 on Brother printers The printer must be reset:
    • Press menu then*2864 within 2 seconds and press 80.
    • Keep pressing black/mono start button until screen displays 'purge count'.
    • Press 2783 to reset purge count.
    • Press stop/exit key
    • Press 99
    • The printer should return to normal
    OR Resetting purge counter:

    1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

    FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

    Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the "up arrow" key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

    2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

    3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

    4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

    5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

    6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

    Thanks, Joe


    I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

    Feb 12, 2011 | Brother DCP 165C Compact Color Inkjet...

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    How do I print vertically?


    1. Type the text for the label.
    2. Press the "Function" key.
    3. Press the "Left" or the "Right" arrow key until STYLE is displayed.
    4. Press the "Return" key, which is the key with the broken arrow pointing left.
    5. Press the "Left" or the "Right" arrow key until VERTICAL is displayed.
    6. Press the "Return" key.
    7. Press the "Print" key.


    I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/barbara_87cfe34e34050f26

    Jun 29, 2009 | Brother P-Touch 1180 Label Printer

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    Hi, I have a Brother MFC-210C that keeps telling me its unable to clean, I followed the user manual but it keeps displying the same message, what do I do now? please help


    For Brother MFC210C Printer Fax Copy Scan
    1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode).( "The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.") Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

    FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

    2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

    3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

    4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

    5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

    6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

    Carry on printing !!

    Dec 01, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    CHR SIZE AUTO?


    Press the Return button and the machine will automatically print the size the tape will allow! :) Title:
    What does the error message "CHR SIZE AUTO?" mean? Description:This message appears when the selected character size is too large for the width of the tape cassette installed.

    You have the following options:

    • Press the "Print" or "Return" key to allow the P-touch machine to automatically select the maximum character size that fits the tape width.

    • Press the "BS" key to clear the message, and then install a wider tape cassette.

    • Press the "BS" key to clear the message, and then select a smaller character size by following these steps:

      1. While holding the "Code" key, press the "Size" key. The display will show the current character size.

      2. Keep the "Code" key held, and press the "Size" key until the desired size is displayed.
        If you select "AUTO", the P-touch machine will automatically adjust the character size to the largest possible size.

      3. Release the "Code" to apply the setting.


    If you have the correct size tape installed and still get the error message, please try removing the cassette from the machine and reinstalling it. Also, check that the tape cassette is seated firmly in the compartment.


    Note
      The following table shows the maximum character size that can be used with each tape width.

      Tape Width Maximum Character Size 1/4" (6 mm) 12 points 3/8" (9 mm) 18 points 1/2" (12 mm) 24 points 3/4" (18 mm) 42 points
    Related Models PT-1900

    Feb 17, 2008 | Brother P-Touch 1900 Label Printer

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    Error Message


    Clean the paper sensor located at the centre of the mechanism .
    Switch ON the printer While holding Feed key down, Printer will enter into self test mode, it will stop after printing self test label.
    To take out priter from HEX DUMP mode press feed key for 3 seconds. now printer is in Normal working mode.
    Try feeding labels, only one label should advance at a time.
    This is the calibration procedure.

    Feb 13, 2008 | Intermec EasyCoder PC4 Label Printer

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    Need to reset purge counter due to error 46


    MFC-5440CN saved from the tip!
    "Unable to Clean" message - found TrickyDicky's sltn 4 for various printers.
    Went into maint mode as per sltn 4 - verified error 46.
    "The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed."

    Keyed in 80 - stepped through the items with "down" key and located Purge Counter.
    "Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero
    Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
    Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state."


    This worked brilliantly - no need to tamper with any parts of the printer. Purge Counter reset did it all. Fully functional printer.

    Thanks TrickyDicky for info on verifying the error code and purge reset



    Mar 27, 2007 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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