Question about Brother MFC-3240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer does register cartridges

When we turn the printer on it says to replace cartridges but they r in there, we tried taking them out and putting them back in but the same thing came up. there is still ink in all the cartridges so i dont know what the problem is.

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  • gcgypsy7 Jan 18, 2008

    when we turn the printer on it says to replace cartridges but they r in there, we tried taking them out and putting them back in but the same thing came up. there is still ink in all the cartridges so i dont know what the problem is.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with it saying no cartridge when there is one in there. I tried several times to reinstall thee cartridges but it still says no cartridge.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I don't use generic cartridges either. It keeps saying "no cartridge" but they are in there. What next??

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. It keeps saying "No Cartridge" even when all 4 cartridges are new.

  • bridgeperson Feb 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. It keeps telling me that there are no cartridge when I have installed 4 new cartridges. Very frustrating.

  • whalebone4 Mar 30, 2008

    same problem too, telling me low ink , when inks are all full

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    same problem. won't register new cartridges

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    Keeps telling us the yellow ink is low when we've already put a brand new cartridge in. ARRGHGHGHG Really hate this printer.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    i have the same problem it says the yellow ink is near empty even though i have inserted a brand new cartridge



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With ours, it looks like there is ink in there, but it is not enough to register. When we put new catridges in, it fixes the problem

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My printer was showing no cartridges checked all cartridges for ink quantity one was a bit low changed it now works ok

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