Does this sound familiar? The ink absorber, also common in Canon printers, is simply a small sponge pad, and its purpose is to collect excess or spilled ink that builds up during printing. The pad also collects any excess ink that might be spilled when a cleaning process is run a printer often cleans itself before or after a print cycle and this uses a large amount of ink. If your ink absorber is full, you will firstly see excess ink on your prints. The absorber can be replaced, but will need to be done by a brother printer technician and will likely cost more than the printer is worth.
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I know it is older but I've figured out how to make it last this long. My current issue is that the Yellow ink has become clogged. At first I thought, I'll take it apart and clean the printheads.
You think that is easy? I hate to be a lecturer, but whenever I see "refill" and "ink cartridge" in the same sentence, I cringe. I know it can keep costs down, but that's only if nothing bad ever happens. I know many manufacturers will not honor a warranty if their cartridges are not used.
If there's so much printing that you need to find ways to cut corners, either A. Get a personal laser printer. Do not get a color one. You just defeated the purpose of buying a laser printer. Now that I feel like a total d-bag for lecturing, I see your dilemma. Only a way to have it clean itself. Yeah, I know. I laughed a little bit, too. I've serviced many printers before and can't remember one that you couldn't get access to the print head fairly easily.
I'm assuming, however, that each ink cartridge does not come with a brand new print head? Less like an old HP inkjet and more like a Canon bubble jet? Cheaper than a new printer, anyway. Desktop black and white - Brother laser printers; as previously mentioned, they're cheap and just run. I get toner cartridges from a reputable local cartridge refurb business.
Desktop color - Epson WorkForce printers; order genuine Epson ink from our regular office supply vendor; not worth the risk or hassle of trying to pinch pennies here. Bulk - leased copiers.
Do not train anyone on the printers. Put the language on the printers to Russian. Anyone who prints at that point deserves that ink. I've found that refill kits work once or twice, and then the cartridge is shot and i gotta buy a new one, but YMMV i guess.
Buyer beware, but you could break down and take a chance on this. I've serviced a home InkJet with clogging heads. Again refill kits were used, and the printer was not used regularly. Isopropyl Alcohol on cotton tips worked well. The alcohol soaks into the head well, and loosens up all of the dried ink. Can you help me.. And my black ink didnt print when i was cleaning it..
When i ink test the ink of all ink.. Black ink wont show.. I want to disassemble my printer but i dont know the step on how to disassemble it.. Pls help about this.. I want to disassemble my printer and clean my printerhead on my printer.. Beacause we use it a long tym ago.. Since last last year Maybe it dried ink inside the priinter.. Thats why i want to see if i can clean the printer head.. So 2 sets of cartridges later, I realized they didn't know what they were doing and started hunting on the internet.
I realized that the printer heads were dry, which sent me on a hunt for:. I let it soak for about 5 minutes. I cleaned it and had ink for the first time in weeks! I had to clean the head via the menu printer level screen, but after times all was well.
Strangely enough, only the black color was missing, there were holes in the paper for the others! Removing the paper and making several self-clean wasn't enough. I suspected the ink dried either on the head or somewhere in the tube, inside the printer. After 7 or 8 Q-tips and several applications, it worked. The issuse I am having with it is that it is not detecting the cyan ink, but before it was detecting it quite well. I use my printer quite often. I have tried all of the "solutions" on the brother support page, but to no avail.
Trying to see if I can get the printer open to see if there might be an issue with the ink line or something. Please help! I am having the exact same problem as you on the exact same model. I have been searching the Internet for a solution.
I will let you know if I am successful. Not exactly cheap. Recently, like the person above, I struggled for a while with a paperjam problem, when there wasn't one. Then, the yellow just stopped printing. Had a spare new cartridge and cleaned about a dozen times but to no avail. The advice I got was that Brother had always had a problem with their yellow ink as it was bought from an overseas source.
It apparently formed crystals in the line from the original cartridge supplied with the machine. Won't be buying Brother again, particularly in light of the comments above. Solution, buy a new printer, OUCH. Main reason is the simplicity of installing a CISS kit Continuous Ink Supply System which hugely decreases printing costs if you're a heavy printer user. Printer puts out decent quality photos if you use the right paper. Because the ink cartridges are static and don't rock back and forth with the print head, installing the CISS is a straightforward and fairly clean process compared to the trouble I've had setting up similar systems on other printer models.
The only issue I seem to see on my home machine is repeated clogging of the yellow print head. Print heads are really inaccessible on these models. To solve this I fold a paper towel, soak it in alcohol tbh I normally just steal some nail varnish remover from the Mrs and then place this under the print head. I've previously just pulled the plug out of the printer to stop the printhead in the middle of a test print - otherwise it 'hides' out of reach.
I'm happy to see the trick above to get the print head to come out and play nicely without yanking the cord. Once the paper is in place, hold it down and manually shuffle the print head over the paper a few times, then repeat with a fresh soaked paper towel.
Finally, use a dry paper towel. Once that's done run the printer clean cycle 3 or 4 times, until the test print comes out looking perfect.
Good idea to wear gloves as a fair amount of ink will be soaked up. I've had to perform the clean cycle about 4 times now in the last 18 months or so. I don't imagine the process would be any different if you're using standard official or compatible single-use cartridges rather than the CISS, though perhaps the quality of the ink may have some sway in the heads getting clogged in the first place.
Then replaced the cartridges in their proper slots, and it prints perfectly now. Who knew? BTW, be ready for a surprise when you see the colors on the quality check printout. Again, who knew? I'm still giggling If it's on any consolation, I have NEVER used refill inks on my printer and the reason I found this link is that my yellow is completely clogged and I'm trying to solve the exact same problem! Please let me know if you have had success with any of the suggestions here Just had another clog on the yellow using CISS kit and this time I cleared it a bit more thoroughly compared with my previous description.
I removed the cartridges, put absorbent paper towel under the print head. Then filled a 25ml syringe with Surgical Spirit at least that's what I could get in chemist in UK, as can't buy ethanol off the shelf. Used a piece of thin rubber tubing to attach syringe to the ink entry point where the cartridge normally attaches and forced a load of the spirit through reloading absorbent paper until no more yellow coming through the print head.
Then run the print cleaning cycle had to do this about 10 times until the print quality comes out ok. Hopefully this will stay unclogged. Tip - hold down the STOP button for about seconds when the printer is powered on to get the print head to move out of its hiding place. Seems nicer doing it this way than than pulling the power mid-print to get to the head. Yeah, I ditched the printer and bought a new one. I will remember to print something in color every couple weeks so that my ink doesn't dry out again.
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I know it is older but I've figured out how to make it last this long. My current issue is that the Yellow ink has become clogged. At first I thought, I'll take it apart and clean the printheads. You think that is easy? I hate to be a lecturer, but whenever I see "refill" and "ink cartridge" in the same sentence, I cringe. I know it can keep costs down, but that's only if nothing bad ever happens. I know many manufacturers will not honor a warranty if their cartridges are not used.