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Brother- Do you need all the cartridges to print?

I don't understand.. I only want to print a word document for class, why is it necessary to have to have all the cartridges when only black ink is needed? D=

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Not sure if you can do it for that particular model. when the screen pops up to print, go into options and just print black.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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Faded printing issues with Brother MFC-9320


Try cleaning the corona wire on each toner cartridge. This may help solve your solution.
If this does not help try another thing.
Try and replace the toner cartridge. Maybe your toner cartridge needs to be replaced. Usualy when printed images are light or pale a toner cartridge replacement is recommended.
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Printer won`t print with black ink prints colourjust sends blank pages I changed the cartridge but no different


Hi Allan

BROTHER DCP-165C BLACK INK NOZZLE BLOCKAGE CLEANING

If your printer is under warranty then take it to a Brother Service Center for Print Head Maintenance.

If not and you are technically minded and/or adventurous, then you could try to clear the likely cause of this fault (potential blocked micro-nozzles on the print head) yourself.

Remove all the cartridges, wrap them in clingwrap/clingfilm and then place them (upside down) on an old newspaper to minimize accidental leakage > remove the print head (a small square, gold, patterned contact plate sitting at the back of the cartridge compartment) > immerse the print head in a solvent for 24 hours (sometimes longer). Below is a webpage showing you how to create, handle, store, use your own solvent recipe to and safely and responsibly dispose of used solvent:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6614390_homemade-solvent-clean-print-head.html

Remove and blow dry the print head until completely dry > reinstall print head > reinstall cartridges > repeat head cleaning and test print procedures again.

For the future, either with this or any other printer, please remember these tiny micro-nozzles can very easily become blocked with dried ink. You can protect against this by always using good quality ink, printing regularly to keep ink flowing through the system (including the odd unnecessary test print, if necessary), replacing empty cartridges without delay, not allowing drying air to dry ink residue in the micro-nozzles by never leaving a cartridge space empty for more than the few seconds it takes to change a cartridge, always fully prepare, unpack, unclip and unpeel the new cartridge before removing the empty one, try to avoid being distracted while changing cartridges (so easy to forget and leave a cartridge space empty and the cartridge bay open).

Please don't hesitate to ask for more help if you need it.

I hope this helps.

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Refer to printer documentation after new ink cartridge installed. what does it mean


Hi marley6

INK CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

You don't give the make and model of your printer, so I can only give your general rather than specific advice tailored to your printer.

This message probably refers you to the Instruction Manual or quick Start Guide that came with the printer.

This will have been a warning about following the correct procedure when changing cartridges. The manual would probably advise you to run a print head cleaning operation to clear any ink that may have dried due to the fine micro-nozzles in the print head being exposed to the air while you were changing the cartridges. It might then go on to advise you to print an alignment page to enable you to make adjustments, if necessary, to ensure you obtain the optimum print resolution.

I hope this helps

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How to install brother mfc 420cn


In order for your printer to work, you need a Software Installation CD (If you don't have it, you can found it on internet as a "driver" or "software"). For your model, click HERE , download this driver and then install it.

I hope I helped you!

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Do both stalls need to contain a cartridge, in order to print?


Hi

Yes you are right both the stalls should contain cartridge. However, it is not necessary that the cartridges should contain ink. One of the cartridges can be empty.

Please put empty cartridge on the carriage, even if you want to print a BW document.

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Error message -see documentation & call service after stop print


I suggest you install new Genuine Ink Cartridges turn off wait 15 minutes and turn back on. Clear what you have in que, and begin the print job again.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. That sounds like your problem. Also in Purchasing the Brother's . Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, etc. These printers have a chip, that will detect if it is Generic or Genunie. When Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, but you have to fill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for the PRINTERS. I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers but they’re always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. Don’t waste too much ink in cleaning it.

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)


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Brother DCP-145C Print in black and white..?


As far as i know it will not work for color print unless all the cartridges are full. It will still print in b&w- go to properties of your printing document and change to "greystyle" but this will only work if you don't/have not turned off the machine at the power point. Once the machine is reset it wants to confirm all new cartridges and wont allow a black print until they are all in and full. So you cant use cartridges that have run out to "trick it".
I'm not sure if this is the intent of brother ( my guess is yes) a design oversight or a genuine precaution measure for consistency by not letting the printing heads dry out.
The yellow always runs out first, so stock up on them if you do alot of color printing- but the cartridges only last for 6 months so don't go crazy.

Brother if your reading this- Most of us don't care about color~! We just need a printer for uni and information. Make it work on our price range please!

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My Brother MFC 210 C printer will not print in yellow.


i cannot print the documents that i want ,,the printer cannot recieved the documents but it can copy.

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Can't print


Ok, if your brother has four cartridges then I'll assume you have black ink available. There should be a printer setting to print in black only, especially if your trying to print a colored document. If your brother only has three cartridges then cyan is necessary to form black; you will have to buy a replacement cartridge.

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