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Error Message 4F on MFC 210C

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Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by MouseMFC210C (12/8/06 6:06 AM) reply + / -
Hi!

Kept getting a "Unable to Print see Maintainace and Troubleshooting Guide" message.Only thing to do was clean the platen(?). Not the easiest part to find. They should make it another color... Finally called Brother...Went through the "key in blah,blah, and blah" bit. LCD Flashed error code 4F. Guy on the helpline didn't know what it meant(!!). Gave me an area repair shop. I'd like to know the code meaning so I can(if need be)make sure that the shop doesn't try to rip me off(repair est./self-repair instruc. would be nice from here, too). Thanks!

Regards,
M


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by phildoe (2/12/07 4:22 AM) reply + / -
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.

You'd be surprised how this fixes inoperable MFC210c's--TRY THIS FIRST!


Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by cardyle1 (6/15/07 1:52 PM) reply + / -
I reset the purge counter as per your suggestions. It worked fine. Thank You for your help.
I now get message "unable to init", then "machine error A7".
Can you help me resovle this?


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by phildoe (6/21/07 4:48 PM) reply + / -
Sorry, that was my only magic trick. Best of Luck with your ongoing fix.


Re: Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by kmk_888 (9/27/07 12:41 PM) reply + / -
Hi,
Did you ever get an answer to the final part of your question regarding the messages "unable to init." and "machine error A7"? Mine has a "machine error 4F."

Thanks,
kmk_888


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Anonymous (10/3/08 12:35 PM) reply + / -
I JUST UNPLUGGED MINE TO GET SERVICED BUT WAY TO EXPENSIVE, SO I TOOK A CHANCE TWO DAYS LATER AND PLUGGED IT IN AND THE DARN THING JUST STARTED PRINTING LIKE NOTHING WAS EVER WRONG.


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Anonymous (12/1/08 9:23 AM) reply + / -
Ok, I keep getting the "Unable to Print see Maintainace and Troubleshooting Guide" message. Can you PLEASE tell me where to find and or how to clean the platen?????? I can't find help for this anywhere and your post is the only one about it. PLEASE HELP.


Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Anonymous (12/2/08 7:30 AM) reply + / -
Did not get a response to my message. Gave up on Brothers printer and purchased a samsung 2010. Works fine.


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by phildoe (12/2/08 7:10 PM) reply + / -
Good idear.
Congratulations and good luck.
Samsung makes pretty good stuff!


Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Patq (7/11/09 9:00 PM) reply + / -
Hi phidoe,

I use MFC4400 and has same message "unable to print 4f" and printer doesn't print anything (before it does occationally). I couldn't follow your instruction on my menu settings. Do you have solution for the MFC4400 model? When I get in menu, which submenu should I get in and type the number *2864? You can send email to me pqiao2007@gmail.com. Thank you very much!


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by carol55 (9/18/09 3:37 PM) reply + / -
Hi phidoe,

I have MFC 440CN WITH THE MESSAGE UNABLE TO PRINT 4F, THEN I TRY TO DO THE INTERNAL MAINTANCE BUT I USE THE CODE FOR *2864 BUT I DIDNT WORK. NOW IT SAY MACHINE ERROR 4F AND I UNABLE TO DO NOTHING. CAN YOU HELP ME, PLEASE. THANKSS


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Anonymous (9/21/09 6:06 AM) reply + / -
Error 4F means your printhead is RIP, mostly due to bad quality ink.


Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Anonymous (5/23/10 1:35 PM) reply + / -
la impresora le he 4 veces el mantenimiento del teclado *2864 y la pergas salen en cero pero no funcone para imprimir que hagogracias de antemano


Re: Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by retreat (10/10/10 12:11 PM) reply + / -
Your solution worked great. I deleted the page count & the PURGE count and then unplugged the machine for a couple minutes. It came back like a new machine! Thank you!!!!


MFC 210C by FireEagle170 (11/28/10 3:54 PM) reply + / -
All I get on mine is unable to clean see maintenance guide. I can't get the thing to do anything except go into fax mode when I do *2864. So far not gotten any error code or any response from machine. 80 black start 25 times does not work either. so what do I do now?



Re: Error Message 4F on DCP-130 C by pepp (12/11/10 2:55 PM) reply + / -
I carry out many times the procedure explained to delate error 4F,and sometimes the machine has operated, but soon after it's out of order like in this moment. there's someone could help me?


Re: Error Message on MFC 210C, Unable To Print by lilrev (12/16/10 4:50 PM) reply + / -
IS THERE A STEP MISSING, TO ACCESS THE MAINTENANCE MODE MENU? I TRIED ENTERING *2864, RE-INSTALLING EACH CARTRIDGE ONE AT A TIME, AND SENDING A DOCUMENT FROM OUR COMPUTER TO THE PRINTER, WITH ZERO SUCCESS! I MIGHT HAVE TO FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE ANONYMOUS WRITER FROM OCT.3RD,2008 TO JUST UNPLUG MY UNIT FOR SEVERAL DAYS;HOPEFULLY WITH SOME SUCCESS!
THE USER'S MANUAL I HAVE, DOES NOT MENTION A MAINTENANCE MODE MENU!HELP NEEDED!


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 130C by rebeen (1/8/11 11:05 PM) reply + / -
Error Message 4F on MFC 130C


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 440CN by pachef (9/11/11 1:36 PM) reply + / -
Will not print. How do I overcome this?


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by John _358 (11/28/11 1:41 AM) reply + / -
Hi All

Error 4F usually means that there is a fault in the hardware associated with the print head.

And guys, please be aware that you loose warranty when playing aroung in Maintenance Mode. (Maintenance Mode was never intended to be operated by end-user, only by Service Partners)

Regards


Re:Brother printer Error Message 4F by vishnu chavda (12/19/12 1:19 AM) reply + / -
pls sould this error



Re: Canon printer stopped printing colour by DIYprinting (1/22/13 12:14 PM) reply + / -
My Canon Pixma iP4200 will only print black. I have run a nozzle check and have done a deep clean but it still won't print any colour.


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Nick in NZ (3/8/13 2:46 AM) reply + / -
I've got a Brother DCP-330C with an 'Unable to print 4F' error
I tried the maintenance mode menu Enter 80 and that has come up with 00:00 09:42 OK which I think is the default time?

any ides how to fix it?

thanks


Error Msg init. 4F on Brother Ink Jet dcp-J125 by MANINDER KUMAR (10/29/13 6:13 AM) reply + / -
I have to resolve this error please if anyone can help to resolve this issue>??


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by TARLIS (2/9/14 9:42 PM) reply + / -
Unable to init. 4F on my brother MFC-J265W. Says refer to Users guide What do I do?


Re: Error Message 4F on MFC 210C by Bacterian (4/7/14 5:30 PM) reply + / -
So this helped some people. Unfortunately not me.

Note: You need to reset both the purge and flushing counters.(Some say page counters to)
Press the Menu key on the touch panel and the Mono Start key on the control panel and then press the Scan key four times.
​OR
​Press the Menu key on the touch panel followed by the *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys on the keypad.

The machine is placed in the initial stage of the maintenance mode in which it is ready to accept entry from the keys.
Press the 8 and 0 keys in this order in the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
Press the Mono Start key several times until the purge count appears on the LCD.
Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count.
Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.
Repeat Steps 3-6 to find and reset flush counter.
Press the 9 key twice to exit from the maintenance mode.
Plug out your printer for a couple minutes and then plug it back in.

Well i reset everything to 0 . but still doesn't seem to work with my dcp 6690cw


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