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Brother mfc MFC-5440CN magenta issues

I have a brother mfc 5440cn printer. I am un able to use the magenta color ink cartridge. I have cleaned the printer heads 5-6 times, and I have also update the firmware on the printer still no magenta printing. Please can some one help.

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  • Genma Apr 16, 2008

    Thank you , I am going to try that will tell if it works. Where could I purchase the printer head to replace it with, or do you have be a repair shop to get hold of that part?

  • Jokester832 Apr 30, 2008

    Interesting enough I also lost the magenta color on my same Model MFC-5440CN. I wonder if there's a systemic problem with this printer as to why the same color goes on these assuming others are having the same issue. I can't believe they don't sell a cleaner cartridge for these machines ?

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    My 5440cn says NO CARTRIDGE. Its the magenta. I see others have same issue but I dont see a resolution. Any ideas?

    ps. cereal in my bowl in the morning last longer than these POS cartridges.

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    I have the same problem, after cleaning , nearly 10 times still magenta would not print, when i try to test print the page other three > black, cyan,yellow are printing but block of magenta lines is missing. does any one know how to clean the clogged head ? or any other solution to this problem.Thanks in advance.

  • Akash01 Jun 26, 2008

    After cleaning nearly 10 times , magenta color lines on the test would not print , only black , cyan and yellow are printing but no magenta lines are on the test page.

    Does any know how to clean the head or any other solution as this printer is out of warranty period now.



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You cant print in ANY color when it says NO CARTRIDGE for any one color. Sucks.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008



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If you have used generic ink the head is clogged and cant be cleaned anymore.

Last chance is to use original brother ink which has cleaning fluids within the ink. Run the cleaning procedure twice and simply print 10 PAGES afterwards. Wait A DAY AND TRY TO PRINT IN MAG AGAIN:

If there will be no mag. the ph is definitley clogged and needs replacement.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    YOu can buy it from a service dealer (quite expensive!).

    Another way is to buy a defective dcp 115c or 110c with a broken scanner and use this ph as a spare part.



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