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Does not accept black ink cartridges

My Brother MFC240C will not accept new black ink cartridges. All the readout says is: No Cartridge, open ink cartridge cover, then reinstall ink cartridge. I have opened three new cartridges and tried over and over and over again to no avail. What can I do? HELP!!!

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  • ShetlandRose Nov 28, 2007

    Thanks very much. I figured it was something major, as it registers "no ink" in the new cartridge levels. Guess that MFC-240c is another throw-away machine. At least I can still make use of the scanner. Thanks again for your help.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    From ShetlandRose: I unplugged the MFC-240C machine from November 28, 2007 until last week (2 months) when on a whim I powered it back on. Odd. It did an automatic ink cleaning and then the printer worked fine -- until -- the black ink ran out yesterday. Once again it is locked into the "no cartridge" business. What do you think? Can I reset the entire machine or something?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    suddenly wont accept 3 ink cartridges



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Did you use generic ink? These generic carts are different (no seal to prevent staining). This carts stain the led control circuit board which has to be replaced by a new one (the spare part is only avaiable as the whole ink cart holder incl. led board and tubes).

There is no way to do a short fix, sorry!

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    No. Give it a try at eBay ;-) or better call brother hotline and ask if they are willing to to repair in guarantee.



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