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No black print outs

Me using refill ink and after printing photo's the black ink suddenly clogged.. don't know how to clean the printer head and im afraid to coz more trouble.. but it also cost a lot to send it at the repair shop or even have someone to service at home.. pls help me how to clean the head or at least de-clogged the nozzle. thnx

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  • imelda burgonio Aug 01, 2007

    i cannot open the printer. i mean the printer is already unscrewed but i cant lift the case. i cannot see the printer head

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Run the software cleaning utility (almost always accessible from the printer) in order to fix a clog. Replace the ink cartridge if the clog cannot be fixed or if the cartridge is almost empty. A way to physically clean the clog is using a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol and wiping it on the printer cartridge head.

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Which you can find on Ebay.
http://tinyurl.com/yfx2y5k
Although it is possible to take the Brother printers apart, it is too difficult for most people.
To view what´s inside a Brother Printer click on next line...
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http://magicinkjetflush.com/images/Unclog_Refill_Brother_Printers.jpg
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