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I have a brother's MCF-255MC printer and i keep getting the message unable to clean 50 I followed the steps in the manual and it still didnt work could you please help me?

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How do I clear the message "Unable to..." or "... Unable" ? ' Brother

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SOURCE: Brother Print Unable 50 Error

No ;-)

The encoder strip switched off the ph and has to be set into place again.
see here how to fix it:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t211210-brother_mfc845cw

(enlarge the browser window to see pics somewhat better)

An advice:
when you have set the encoder strip in pos. again stick some scotch tape on the top of the ph cover where the strip runs thru to prevend the slipping off again on next paper jam ;-)

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-210C keeps displaying unable to clean messasge

Hi I found this on your website for this problem, from Poster "Trickydicky": Rank: Apprentice
Rating: 96%, 81 votes

Here is the answer to the Machine Error 46 (have just fixed my own MFC210C): I havent tried it yet but there were many recommendations from users who did and they recommend this solution- Good Luck the service centers said it would be $70.00 just to check it before any work is done. But if it's just a matter of pressing series of buttons to reset the cleaning counter, it's worth trying. REE


Machine Error 46 – Purged Ink Box Full MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.


Resetting purge counter MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C and FAX2440C

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Carry on printing !!

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Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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When trying to use your Brother machine you get the message "Unable to _____". The blank may be the word Change, Print, Scan or Clean and these words may vary from model to model.
This message is a general message and will appear for different reasons. It often indicates a paper jam or a mechanical issue. Complete the following to determine the possible issue.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.
Then with the power on, pull the plug from the wall for several minutes. The plug it in and power the unit up.
Here is the manual:
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_MFC_210C_420CN_EN_286.PDF

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joe_8b8c2cd6ce148309

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: My brother MFC-410CN has an error message "Unable to Clean"

Suggestion.
MFC-410CN unplugged from the surge protector. Open the printer case. It opens in the middle. This is how you get to the ink cartridges.

I suggest at this point, to don a pair of dishwashing rubber gloves.
Remove the ink cartridges. Take a clean, lint free cloth, and soak one end in real warm water. Almost where you can't touch it. Wring the cloth out until it's just damp. No drips will form. Take the damp portion of the cloth, and wipe the area of the cartridges that ink comes from.
This should be where you see a thin copper strip.

After you wipe across once, use a different area of the damp cloth that is clean, and wipe again.
What you are trying to do, is to clean the tiny, tiny, little holes of this ink cartridge, where the ink comes out. What has transpired, is that ink has dried in these tiny holes, and ink cannot come out now.

I also advise doing the same to the area where these holes line up in the printer 'body'. Ink may have dried there also, and cannot pass through.

Once you are finished wiping with damp cloth, and no more dried ink is present, and you are satisfied that it isn't, then use a dry, lint free cloth, and wipe these areas.
Let the ink cartridges set out, until you are satisfied that they are dry. Those copper strips of metal must not contain any moisture.

Same thing for the printer itself. Leave it open to dry out. Probably about an hour. Using a hairdryer set on low heat, and constantly moving it back and forth, while keeping it at a distance of about a finger length, will speed up the process. (For the printer. This is not advised for the ink cartridges)

When you are satisfied that all is dry, reinsert the ink cartridges. Make sure they are properly seated. Close the printer case. Plug the printer back into power. Wait one minute, or until the printer goes through it's setup. (If it does one. Some printers do, some printers don't)

Now press the Power On button for the printer. Let it align itself.
Go to the Brother self diagnostic program for the printer, and use it.
Let it print out a test piece of paper after aligning.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: my printer brother DCP115C ''UNABLE TO CLEAN error code 50''

Machine error 50 is a error in Purge unit.You can't fix it by yourself and your printer need service.In most case the cost of repair is more than cost of new printer.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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