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The purge cam switch does not come ON or OFF even after the purge cam has been driven by the specified number of pulses.
Switching arm assembly not engaged correctly Ink cartridge/purge switch harness not connected correctly Purge cam switch broken Gear(s) on the maintenance unit broken Paper feed motor broken Main PCB defective.

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


The purge cam switch does not come ON or OFF even after the purge cam has been driven by the specified number of pulses.
Switching arm assembly not engaged correctly Ink cartridge/purge switch harness not connected correctly Purge cam switch broken Gear(s) on the maintenance unit broken Paper feed motor broken Main PCB defective.
best of luck

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
"Unable 51" is most likely a print head issue. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. To attempt to resolve it, do the following:

(1) Open the printer
(2) Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.
(3) Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water or a mix of hot water and isopropyl alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head.
(4) Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.
(5) Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges
(6) Try to print something now


Your problem will be solved.

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Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012


Air pocket / bubble is trap inside the ink cart.
This video will show you how to free the trap air.

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Jul 30, 2011


First do not use cartrigde compatible or refill because you clogged the print head,is verry sensitive.If you try to clean the print head and nothing you need to replace the print head is the only solution,after replace the print head you print all the colors.

NOTE!!! After you replace the print head use only original cartridge brother !!!!

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011


4F message indicates that the printhead is RIP, you will need to replace it to make it work again. Before you replace it, you may want to try this, see if it will remove the clean unable error message: Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3. This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


that isnt a problem with the machines.. It isnt possible ,, if it was then the machines wont fax at all..... Contact your telephone line provider...

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Jul 08, 2010


you need to go into the menu and reset the error count this tells the printer the print cartridge has been changed otherwise it does not know


hope this helps
Robb

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Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010


this is an error that could get stuck in the memory, try removing the paper tray then unplugging and replugging the printer then when it's warmed up replace the tray.

if problem persists you may have a broken sensor

Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


Hi there
There are only a few steps you need to do to reset a Brother printer ink cartridge and once you do it, you will be up and printing in no time. There are actually two things that a Brother printer uses to detect ink and you can manipulate one or the other.
Instructions
Things You'll Need: · Black electrical tape, masking tape or duct tape
1. Step 1
Identify the printer If your printer uses memory, you can tell which printer you have by looking at where the cartridge goes in, if you see two "eyes" and a part of the cartridge goes in between them, follow Step 3. Otherwise, continue with Step 2.
2. Step 2
Clear the memory by taking the cartridge out and unplugging the unit for 30 seconds. Then, plug it back in and put back in the cartridge. You may need to do this five times, as the memory holds the last five cartridges.
3. Step 3
If the Brother printer has "eyes" where the cartridge goes, you will need to block in between them with a piece of tape so that it thinks the cartridge is always full. Simply put a piece of tape on the piece of the cartridge that goes in between the eyes to block the path of the infrared beam

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Brother MFC-230c... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

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