Question about Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer
I installed new ink cartridges on the Bro MFC 240C printer, for black and all colors, since then the pages print out wrong--a couple of lines are fine in the middle of the page, but the rest of the lines appear double-stacked, like each letter is printed twice, one spaced slightly apart from the other. I tried to fix it by going to printer alignment on the menu, but it hasn't helped. It prints out a test page with samples to match, but none of the samples appear to be a good match. I picked the closest match but it hasn't fixed the problem. I reinstalled the cartridges, re cleaned, turned the printer off and on, but still no luck. Please help.
I have figured it out! I have a Brother MFC 240CN and I was having the same alignment problem and I followed the instructions from the printer prompt as well as the manual and it does not work.
So, this is what I did. I ran the alignment test print, then when it asked if it matches, I would say "No". And then I would pick number "8" to be the one that most closely matched "0" regardless if it did or not. I did this for the 600 and 1200dpi. Then when I ran the alignment test print again, it looked better! So I repeated it again and again picking "8" each time and it looked better with every test print. After about 4 or 5 tries, it looked normal again!
I hope everyone else with this problem will see this response and I hope it works too. I was getting so frustrated with this problem. Now I don't have to get it serviced or buy a new printer!
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
This sounds like there may be ink on the encoder strip - this is a strip of clear plastic with lots of fine vertical lines printed on it which goes through a sensor at the rear of the print head. It is difficult to access the encoder as the carriage can be in the way; however to move the carriage to get better access: 1. Press the Menu, Black Start (Mono Start), and 0 key 2. Press the 7 and 5 keys in this order. 3. The head/carriage unit moves to the flushing position and the "PLS COVER OPEN" appears on the LCD. 3. Open the scanner cover. Clean the encoder strip using a soft cloth, slighty damp with water and detergent (no solvent). 4. Close the scanner cover. To make the machine return to standby, press the Stop/Exit key
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
You can fix it with the alignment menu on the printer, it just takes a while if you know what to look for. Cut the '0' sample out of a alignment sheet. Compare this with your options & if the samples don't perfectly line up then pick the one that aligns closer to the ends of the '0' sample and repeat till it perfectly matches.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
CalgaryAE92 Was right, I did like he(she) said, I choose 8 like the best match and then keep on going until I got the #5 is the closest match in 600 dpi, and perfect match in 1200 to the #0, if you see a closest match in other number just ignore other wise you'll be doing all over again, if you pass the good match hit a lower number like 3 to be the best match is like a step back.
thanks CalgaryAE92, I waste a lot of paper and time, not your fault do, but finally fixed, the brother Co. got to get a better way to fix this, until then keep hitting #8.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Hi everyone. I have a MFC-J220 model. I did the test alignment as what was suggested here but its not printing anything on the paper. Though it prints documents and stuff. Should I be seeing a border print on the paper?
Posted on Oct 01, 2017
Hi everybody. I have brother mfc j265w, and I found how to align it. Every time of trying to align yo must closely monitor shift vertical line according position #5, and press the button with line of bigger shift, so to try to make the line #5 to be as one vertical line. And numbers of 600 dpi and 1200 dpi may be different. For final precisely Aline you need choose numbers 4 and 6 for shift.
I hope that you could understand my expression.
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
Plz clean ur senser strip
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
We did the fix supplied by CalgaryAE92 and it worked just like he said it would. This was on a Brother MFC-495CW. I'm thinking that person is an engineer or something. I say God bless you and your professors.
Posted on Feb 02, 2013
Not really a sonlution, but...it works for me: Change Printing settings form two-directional print to onedirectional.
Posted on Feb 29, 2012
Really simple, reach in and wipe off the decoder strip with a damp, soft cloth. Fixed it in one try!
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
MI IMPRESORA NO ME TIRA EL COLOR ROJO I LA LIMPIE Y COMO QUIERA NO ME DA LO SUFICIENTE TINTA
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
This is a service job! The printhead alignment has to be corrected by service and cant be fixed by the alignment settings given to the user (service software needed. Printhead has to be adjusted by tools).
Posted on Sep 12, 2007
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