I have a Brother MFC 210c printer that has not been turned
on for quite some time due to lack of ink. Today I tried to install the software but the machine will not power on. I've checked to see if the new ink cartridge is correctly and tightly inserted. It is. I've also tried using a seperate outlet. This makes no difference. Please tell me you have an answer to my problem. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Printer won't power on
Do any power indicators come on? If not, then check all power connections- if all is OK here, you might have a power supply problem, which, on most printers is internal to the printer. Repair would require tech savvy.
If you do have a lit power indicator, and no activity otherwise, such likely indicates an error condition. If indeed printer has set unused for a substantial period of time, ink might've dried inside the printhead(s, as it sounds like this uses separate ink tanks/printhead(s).
What repair might be possible beyond this, I don't know.
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You must run a clean cycle after installing a new cartridge.
Try running a clean cycle and see if that relieves the problem. I just had the same problem on a MFC 210C and called Brother. That is what they had me do and now it is working fine.
Please insert an original brother BK cart. In case the printhead is OK the machine should work again. If there is still trouble the printhead might be clogged and cant be fixed anymore due to wrong chemical additives within the generic ink!
When inserted the original brother ink cart run the powerpurge:
press menue then start b/w (blue button) then foutimes arrow-up button. Machine is within the maintanance mode. press 7 then 6 then 3. Display shows PowerP_All. Press start b/w (blue button). Machine runs power cleaning. Press 9 then 9 to leave the maintanance mode. Print a test print sheet.