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Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a Brother service centre while it is under warranty. If it's out of warranty then it is cheaper to purchase a new, non Brother model. If you have been using non-Brother cartridges or refills, they can have too much water in them and it erodes the print head after a while. Usuall y just after warranty has expired!
Hi there Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually requires a print head replacement. My advice is to take it to a Brother service centre while if it is under warranty. If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer. Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.
This is the only reference I could find on error 41:
How can I clear the message Machine Error 41 from the display? (ME41)
Machine Error 41 indicates a mechanical malfunction of the Brother machine. Unplug the unit from the power source and then plug it back in.
If the error message continues to be displayed on the LCD, please call Brother Customer Service at 1-800-284-4329 for assistance. The Customer Service center is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, excluding holidays
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
Error 41 is a printhead failure. The only way to fix it to replace the printhead there unfortunately is no way to recover the printhead. If you decide to replace the printhead please do not leave the machine of for extended periods of time (causes the printhead to dry out as it can not do its cleaning cycles), use only genuine ink (I see a lot with this failure with non-genuine inks or refills) and do not cheat the ink system by running empty inks (Dries out the printhead). Just a few tips to extend the life of your printhead.
41 error for Brother generally means a printhead. If I remember right, there should be two black springs on either side of the printhead (the thing that holds all the ink cartridges). Take the cartridges out, unhook the springs, and pull the printhead out.
Clean it as well as you can with a damp cloth...especially where the ink squirts on to the paper.
If you put it back together and still get an error, you'll need a new printhead. Let me know if you need the part number.