Maintenance error 46 on DCP-115c
It is cheap printer, and if used with after market inks, it provides really cheap alternative to more expencive cousins. I provided this solution several times and still works, error 46 on brother printers/faxes usually indicate full buffer ro absorbtion pad.
Please follow instructions below:
First, try to establish if this really is full absorbent pad, remove
power cable from the back, wait 20sec, press menu/set key, insert power
mains - in most brother printer/faxes this will display machine error
code. if this is code 46, you are on the money, your absorbent pad is
full (not necessarily, only counter is showing it as such in most
We will asssume that counter is showing full and therefore reset it again to zero:
1. after machine code is displayed, key in "80",
2. go down with arrow key till you find "purge counter"
3. type "2783" this should set counter to "0"
4. press "stop/exit"
5. press "9" twice
6. remove cartridges from craddle
7. remove power cord
8. insert power cord back
9. switch on printer
10. insert cartridges back
that do not work, then maybe really you need to replace absorbent
sponge... it is done under warranty and if not technician in service
If you want to do it yourself, remove cartridges, remove
front cover and on the right hand you will have "offending" sponge/felt . Either clean it (absorbent, lint free tissue is fine to remove excess
first, then few drop of water and repeat draining process with tissue
several times, at least till "cake" from the top is removed. Be aware that ink may leak and spoil your table underneath, I use several layers of newspaper and on top butchers paper to protect my bench if I do that. Best of
course will be to replace the sponge with new one.
After that you still need to reset counter. in another way - follow steps...
Hope this will solve your problem and make your printer happy again :-)
Aug 14, 2010 |
Brother DCP 115C All-In-One InkJet Printer