Question about Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Unable to clean

My printer lcd keep showing the msg " unable to clean"
what should i do with it

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  • littleduck Nov 27, 2007

    display is saying unable to clean see trouble shooting and routine maintenence

  • yngbld Dec 10, 2007

    My display says unable to clean see troubleshooting and routine maintance in users manual.

    I tried menu,*2864 and it still says same thing but now the lights are all blinking.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    unable to clean message

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    unable to clean problem

    I have tried everything, nothing works

    unpluged, nothing jamed, ink ok

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    I put in new ink cartridge, check the quality of the four color. It was working, then I got a message saying unable to clean. I have unplug the printer turn it back on it still doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008


  • boketa Jun 09, 2008

    My display says unable to clean see troubleshooting and routine maintance in users manual.

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008
  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    unable to clean

  • reggiebar280 Aug 01, 2008

    same thing

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    unable to clean message

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    unable to clean

  • mrsstretch2u Nov 07, 2008

    my mfc 210 is showing message unable to clean. Please help!

  • horseleather Nov 08, 2008

    copier shows unable to clean

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    My trusty old printer has an error message and I have lost my maintenance manual. Could you please send me a copy to download on my computer. It keeps saying UNABLE TO CLEAN SEE TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE CHAPTER IN USER'S GUIDE. I would appreciate any assistance you are able to afford to me. Thank you.

  • ajloney Nov 22, 2008

    unable to clean display in screen. ink leaking from cartridge

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    My printer says unable to clean see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide. What should I do? Please asap. I use this printer for my work

  • vcorey04 Dec 21, 2008

    no users manual, display says Unable to clean

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    LSD reads unable to clean see trouble shooting and maintainance ruitine in users guid but that is useless

  • kpepper1958 Dec 30, 2008

    My printer says unable to clean see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user's guide.

  • ciminera Jan 06, 2009

    Printer says that it is unable to clean.New..have not used it much.I can only find one manuel which is no help. I reinstalled software and it didn't help.I have noe downloaded any new drivers.. Help I know this is a good printer



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You should just go to the nearest geek squad and they will fix it for you for a low price

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This also worked for the Brother MFC3240C. The only difference being the # listed in the purge: being 10000+, but the 2783 and all other instructions remain the same.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008



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Ok el error 46 o unable to clean en las impresoras brother se debe a que llegaste al numero maximo de purgas de cartuchos por lo cual la impresora supone que el wasteink o el deposito donde tira la tinta esta lleno y para evitar que se tire y te haga un desorden monumental recomienda que lo cambies asi por lo cual se sugiere que si no quieres comprar uno nuevo abre la impresora y cambia la esponja.
cuando el contador de limpieza llega a 6400 se genera un error interno machine error 46. asi que las futuras operaciones de limpieza son prohibidas and la impresora no se puede usar
Pero no te espantes ya que tiene arreglo.
Como Reseteando ese famoso contador
como ok

no te voy a complicar
primero daz click en menu/set
y presionas *2864
pero ojo ojo esto lo tienes que hacer todo en menos de 2 segundos
como sabras si funciono si funciono al menos en este modelo mfc 210c empiezan a parparear los botones photo capture copy fax y scan
eso es que si funciono si no funciono presiona stop y vuelve a empezar recuerda menos de 2 segundos
y en la pantalla dira maintenance
ahora el codigo para mantenimiento es 80 presionas 8 y seguido el 0
dira la hora y al final ok
ahora presiona el boton black start son segun las conte como 24 veces te va diciendo datos de la impresora el que nos interesa dice purge:06400
ya estando ahi metemos el codigo 2783 y se pone en 0
ahora presionas el boton stop para regresar al menu anterior dira maintenance y ahi presionas 9 una o dos veces dira please wait hace un reinicio prende y lista para usarse nuevamente

posteado por SYSTEC DURANGO
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Posted on Feb 26, 2008


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