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cyan is one of the four colors(CYMK), so maybe you are working with corrupted drivers?

get new drivers for your Brother(who ain't heavy after all)

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hold the off/on button in for about 6 seconds, to turn off/on

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To clean the print head, press Ink, then select using the arrow keys "Cleaning", then hit Menu/Set. Then, using the arrow keys select "Black" and then Menu/Set again.
This will automatically clean the print heads. If this doesn't solve the problem, remove the black ink cartridge and use a tissue with that solution that you have to clean all the ink off the cartridge. If this doesn't solve your problem either, you need a new black ink cartridge.

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Many printer have a problem with the magenta cartridge...The better way to solve your problem is to replace it again...if you know someone that have the same printer as you or a reseller who will be very nice to try one of is own!!!! After that you will be able to go futher in your search...

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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.


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All The Best: Pineworks

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I have the same error message “Check the Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance Chapter in User's Guide" I called customer service for "BROTHER 1-800-284-4329 USA; 1-877-BROTHER for CANADA. The Tech’s and I performed a series of diagnostic test, via the phone but were unable to solve the problem... Brother seem to believe that I have a defected printer head, Brother referred me to a local authorize service agent for Brother. I do have my User's Guide and there is no additional information that I was able to use to resolve this problem. HOW EVER, I am able to get the machine to print by opening the cover and close it as if I had installed ink, or removed a paper jam “SIMPLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE COVER”. I also vacuumed and blew the insides and the outside buttons of the machine with forced air from my vacuum, after all that I still have the same problem. My solution...buy a new machine mine is 32 months old and I probably have ran 15k or more print, fax, and copy jobs.
Some times we need to know when to move on, TIME IS MONEY AND TIME WASTED IS UN-REFUNDABLE.
GOOD LUCK
TG/Ks

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recycle the pwer to see which cart is empty and needs to be repalced

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Ensure that you are replacing the cartridge with a Brother LC41M ("M" denotes magenta) cartridge instead of replacing it with a "knockoff" (third-party equivalent) or refilling the cartridge. Some third-party inks -- found in many knockoffs and ink refill kits -- do not work well with their intended cartridges and/or print heads. I discovered this the hard way, and then verified it with representatives of HP, Canon and EPSON.

If you have tried two or more actual LC41M cartridges and still receive the Near Empty error message, your unit might need service. Contact Brother Customer Service for further troubleshooting -- see page i of the Users Manual. (Opening the Users Manual with this link requires a PDF viewer such as Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader.)

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the first thing you do is install the software before you connect the printer, the software will tell you when to connect the printer. after that just follow the instructions.

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That is because the telephone line connection you are trying to use is for faxing, not to connect it to the PC.

You need to use the USB connection / wire.

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yirabella

I need cleaning my scanner is lock no printing

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did you download the software from brother homepage: www.brother.com ? Try this link and get the right software and drivers for your pc. you can download the manual and installing describtion , too.

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Hi Steve.
Yes your are right:
Stay away from older brother printers due to an developer mistake in the construction.

Better buy the latest modells with LC51 cartridges. Brother had learned their lesson, too and did a very good job with those new printers!!!

Give the old mfc3240 away to eBay for example.

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Do you have lines, too when scanning a document?
In this case the scanner glas needs cleaning. Use a soft cloth and some glass cleaning solution and wipe the scanner glass. The lines should disappear.

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Have a look at the bk cart. Did you fix it well into position by clipping the support above the cart?
Can you see any difference by ink fuel before and after cleaning cycle? If there is no difference the valve is not open: drill a hole into the top cover and leave it open. Try another cleaning cycle again.

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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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Brother Error Codes
RAM clear (most models)
Quickly press function * 2 8 6 4
Display should read maintenance
Press 0 1 for a full ram clear, or 9 1 to retain user data
Display should read reinit for a few moments then redisplay maintenance
Press 9 9 to exit the maintenance mode
Other maintenance mode switches:
01 ram clear (see 91 below)
02 scanner initialize (feed a white sheet, then a black sheet)
05 white level
09 print test
10 modify soft switches
11 print configuration list
16 panel test
19 CML test
20 signal test
21 tonal test
23 filter RX
54 scan edge
55 scanner area
66 test print memo
75 display drum life (if enabled on laser models)
76 reset drum life counter (laser models)
91 parameter initialize (user programming remains intact)
95 protection
B2 error = scanner or power supply error
Brother 950/980: On copy or transmit they may produce black pages. Prone to bad scanner (CCD). Brother may provide a replacement CCD at no charge to the original owner. Sometimes leaving the unit unplugged for a few hours will solve the problem temporarily.
Brother HL600 series laser printer toner will work in the laser fax & multifunction machines (part number TN100HL = TN100PPF). Drum units may be interchangeable as well (?).
Brother 1350/1550/1950: Problem: Record paper jams. Solution: Replace upper shoot. P/N UF6058001. Although there seems to be nothing causing the jam, the upper shoot gets stress marks on the ends. Replace even though it is not broken. (Thank you David Price, dyprice@earthlink.net)
Thermal Transfer Machines: Only one side of the page is printing. Caused by the printhead latch being cracked. The latch is blue in color there is one on each side of the printhead, replace both latches

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Which cart arent recognized? The yellow one or the cyan(blue) one or both?

Anyway:
Unplug machine from power. Wait three minutes. In this time take all carts out and close cover. reconnect machine to power. Machine demands carts. Open cover. Reinsert carts. Make sure that the support clip of the cart.holder is secured above the cart cover.

If you still have probs with one cart. the led contact on the circuit board is defectiv. You need a new cart holder then, which can be ordered as a spare part from a service partner near your home (see brother homepage).

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Like a worn running shoes, the paper feed roller of the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) have lost it's traction and has to be replaced or cleaned. Paper just slids and doesn't picked up properly without that little push. Professional servicers use a cleaner specifically designed for rubber rollers. However, YOU CAN get extra miles on it by dabbing a Q-tip in warm water and cleaning the paper feed roller on the ADF. Like all eletrical devices, the unit has to be turned off and unplugged before working on it. Take all precationary measures and goodluck.

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Have you tried going to http://www.brother-usa.com/mfc/ website, check for updates, etc.

Leroy

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