20 Most Recent Brother IntelliFax 1860C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax Questions & Answers

I have a Canon Laser printer that is not wireless. I was getting ready to buy one because I need more desk space. I was glad to read this about the wireless print server. http://top10printers.com/

Brother... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017


Brother... | Answered on Apr 24, 2014

just solved this issue on mine at work:

Push MENU, then 0, then 1. Then, enter your new time and date.

Source: http://www.manualowl.com/m/Brother%20International/FAX1860C/Manual/239514?page=4
Scroll to page 13 of 16

Brother... | Answered on Aug 23, 2012

Push MENU, then 0, then 1.
Enter your appropriate time/date

Source: http://www.manualowl.com/m/Brother%20International/FAX1860C/Manual/239514?page=4
Scroll down to page 13/16

Brother... | Answered on Aug 23, 2012

Brother has had a problem with this model and several similar ones not printing black. If it's still in it's one-year warranty, find a service center here, and Brother will pay the servicer for everything. If it's just out of warranty, call Brother and beg for them to issue a Service Request, which is like an extension of the warranty for this one situation. They'll replace your printhead and all ink cartridges. (It may still come back low on ink, because it uses a bunch of ink purging air and old ink from the tubes & head after the repair.

But before all that, try several cleaning cycles, and make sure you have genuine Brother ink in the machine. Brother won't pay for a repair on this unless it has their own ink in it.

If it's long out of warranty, it can still be repaired, but will probably cost more than a new machine.

Brother... | Answered on Mar 11, 2011

It could be a problem at the number's end...noisy line, poor or oxidized connector, dirty line, etc. You can try lowering the speed to "basic", sometimes that will fix the problem, due to slight inconsistencies between lines and machines. Otherwise, call that business or phone and see if you hear any noise on the line, although their main lines might be clean and the fax dedicated line dirty. Also, ask them if they have a problem receiving or sending faxes, or if they can send them.
Aside from that, don't have any ideas.
Maybe the speed setting will work on that number, try it.
Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps.

Brother... | Answered on Aug 14, 2010


Thanks for using FixYa. As it is not sending fax then it means the Machine has a mechanical error. Once turn off the power switch of the machine, its memory will be cleared. Please check whether the machine has faxes in its memory. If it is so then you need to save them before following the suggestions. Turn off the machine's power switch and then turn it on again and leave the machine for several minutes and try it again. If still the issue persists, then you need to uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Brother... | Answered on Apr 17, 2010

Read page 74 of Brother 560 Fax Owner's Manual (Replacing the print cartridge)

Brother... | Answered on Sep 18, 2009

check receive mode.it shouldbe fax mode, check ur faxline its working?

Brother... | Answered on Jul 25, 2009

The other fax machines are not on the same line though, right? Try installing a line filter.

Brother... | Answered on Jul 11, 2009

hi karn..you need to disasemble your printer and clean your Maintenance unit....the coz of this error 51 is usually you are using competetor ink and then you have reset the counter (error 46) ,after you reset it, you need to change ink absorber if not it will bank those waste ink in the ink absorber and after it is full the waste ink have no place to store and it will jam the mantenance unit and the worse case it the ink maybe spoil other part of the printer go and find engineer  asap if not you need to replace new unit....

Brother... | Answered on Apr 25, 2009

It's all a scam. I have the same problem and I called Brother and they told me that the machine uses color ink to clean itself. It costs more to replace these color cartridges then to buy a new one, which is what I'm going to do. Buy a black and white from a different company. It's all a scam to get you to spend money on their color ink that you don't use.

Brother... | Answered on Apr 16, 2009


please try to uninstall aagn the ink cartridge and check very carefully if you inserted it in his proper position.

after that try to turn it off your printer after 5 mins turn it on again.

let me know what happen next.


Brother... | Answered on Mar 17, 2009

You can download the manual from Brother's website here:


Brother... | Answered on Feb 06, 2009

The manual is available from Brother's website here:


Brother... | Answered on Feb 06, 2009

the purge unit is not functioning properly. it is a part of the machine that caps up your print head when not in use. it is not moving out of the way of the carrier for it to move properly.

turn on the machine, open the top cover . Unplug the machine. move the carrier to the left. Look to the right under the cover where the carrier goes back & fourth, see if any paper or fourn objict is in the area where the carrier sleeps. hope you fines somthing.

Brother... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009

Brother printer error 4F may occur in your brother printer. ... When the ink level in the ink cartridges becomes low, your brother printer shows you the signal, and then if you are still not replacing the cartridge, then the printhead has to suffer from overhead and burn out.

Brother Office... | Answered 21 hours ago

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother IntelliFax 1860C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax Logo

Popular Tags

27 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

1363 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

482 Answers

Jim Keysor

Level 2 Expert

331 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

  • Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

Most Popular Question

set day time

  • Office Equipment & Supplies