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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Re: Does not accept black ink cartridges
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).
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on the ink cartridge, midway between the two holes that plug into the printer, there's an opening. evidently, the printer senses ink level thru the little piece of plastic.
with printer OFF, take all ink cartridges out. cut small pieces of duct tape, small enough to cover the hole but not pass the catridge edge. use a small screwdriver or tip of a knife blade to work the edges of the tape into the slot, covering the little plastic window.
insert back into printer. worked for me. it's simpler than it sounds.
The four ink cartridges on the Brother MFC-240C are located on the right side of the printer. Pull open the gray cover (there's a tab on the right side) and then you'll see a purple handle for each cartridge. Pull out the handle for the cartridge you want to replace, slide the cartridge out, then slide the new cartridge in (after removing it from the packaging and taking off the yellow plastic cover).
Once you insert the cartridge so it snaps in place and close the cover, the machine should recognize the new cartridge.
I had a similar problem, but my problem stopped when I changed back to the Original Brother Cartridge. After you open the black lid, take the black out and wipe it clean. The well that is. They dont work well with Generic.
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Disconnect power supply and USB lead (leave disconnected for 10 min). Repeat this for each colour that is not working and hey presto the LCD readout will revert to normal and you will be able to print again. Happy Christmas! Hope this works for you (worked for me)
First make sure that you are using Brother Cartridges, their machines are very sensitive to using generic ink. Put a brand new set of ink in the machine. Pull all the old cartridges out and put all new cartridges in. If this does not resolve the issue contact Brother, they are very good about helping their customers.
Hey its very simple, you'll need a syringe and an exacto knife. You just need to pop the case in half use the exacto knife to cut the seem very carfully and to pry the cartridge apart carfully. On the back of the cartridge you'll see a little indintation were it was filled in the factory just fill the cartridge with a syringe push in the indintation fill cartridge remember to leave a little air in there and seal the hole up so it's air tight again this can be done by using a little hot glue to seal the hole. I hope I was helpful. As well you can by a continous ink system for the brother 240c which is pretty need too