domros

asked Feb 11, 2008 at 10:58pm
Unknown Printer

BROTHER DCP130C-UNABLE TO CLEAN

Please help me in resetting of purge counter of brother DCP130C, UNABLE TO CLEAN ERROR 46. Please provide me a procedure/guideline in resetting of this printer.
- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print
- CHEERS!

The only remark is that your waste ink box is too full with ink. Ink flooding might be happening……
by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2008 at 1:39am Add comment
The info really clear & working.. Thanks a lot.My printer back to it's life again. - unknown
thanks anonymous, ill try this out. - Anonymous
thanks! it's been a great help!!!!! - Anonymous
THANKS A LOT!!!.....

Thanks for posting the instructions... you're an Angel... you saved my printer extinction.. he.he.he... - Anonymous
Dude - you rock - Anonymous
Thanks anonymous. This procedure worked fine for me.
Now I can take some time to choose a new printer to buy and meanwhile use up my stock of cartridges for this one. (DCP 350-C) - Anonymous
thanks for the instructions. it worked. - unknown
Hi Anyonymous,

Thank you very much for posting these instructions. :)

I used them to fix my MFC-290, but I had to make a few modifications.

I had a series of errors that included Print Unable 52, Clean Error 5A(or Clean Unable 5A?), and finally, Machine Error.

The Print Unable cleared up after I lifted the scanner cover about 20 times. (I'm talking about that cover that you open that shows you the inside of your printer, so you can see the cartridge and rollers). The print cartridge finally unstuck itself and decided to move after that, but gave me a Clean Unable or Clean Error message.

Then I found your directions. The difference for the MFC-290 are minor, but I thought I'd add them here in case anyone else is looking for a solution for their 290.

Modified Directions for MFC-290

- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec). It's ready when all 4 buttons are flashing on and off, and you see the word - unknown
Hi Anyonymous,

Thank you very much for posting these instructions.

I used them to fix my MFC-290, but I had to make a few modifications.

I had a series of errors that included Print Unable 52, Clean Error 5A(or Clean Unable 5A?), and finally, Machine Error.

The Print Unable cleared up after I lifted the scanner cover about 20 times. The print cartridge finally unstuck itself and decided to move after that, but gave me a Clean Unable or Clean Error message.

Then I found your directions. The difference for the MFC-290 are minor.

Modified Directions for MFC-290

- pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec). It's ready when all 4 buttons are flashing on and off, and you see the word "Maintenance."

- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display (Mine said Error 5A)

- Using the keyboard, type 80.

- 00:00 00:01 OK (a message shows up like this, but may have different numbers)

- now push the Up or Down button as many times as you need to, until you see PURGE: xxxxx

- Using number buttons, type: 2783 (might need to push ok at the end, but not after each digit.)

- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000

- switch off the printer ,switch it on

- ready to print - unknown
wow,, it's working..thank you very much... yehey! - unknown
Thank you! This worked for me! I have a Brother MFC5480CN and your instructions still worked for me. I had to use different buttons for OK and MONO, but I figured it out. I'm still going to buy a new printer because it's time and I don't want ink to overflow. But I can still fax and scan and emergency print until my new printer arrives. THANK YOU! - Monoxey
could anyone provide me how to reset ink level for black cartridge. i have refill it but printer sad that its empty. please
by unknown on Sep 23, 2008 at 11:57am Add comment
Hello!


Here is the Error: "Unable to Clean" (code 46) solution:

The machine counts all purge (cleaning) operations in order to prevent the internal ink absorber box from overflowing with purged ink. An “initial purge”, for example, advances the purge counter by 187 + 420 = 607. When the purge counter approaches 6400, an internal "Machine Error 46" is generated. Further purge operations are prohibited, and therefore the printer becomes unuseable.

When an internal Machine Error 46 is generated, the user will see an “Unable to Clean” external message and will be unable to use the printer. The “Unable to Clean” external message can relate to many different internal error codes however.

The user can establish the internal Machine Error Code as follows: pull the mains cable out of the machine (power off), hold down the Menu/Set key, re-insert the mains cable into the machine (power on). The internal Machine Error Code will be displayed.

If there is a Machine Error 46, it is necessary to dismantle the printer, replace the ink absorber box (or possibly break the ink absorber box open and clean its absorbent sponges under a tap), re-assemble the printer and reset the purge counter to zero.


Solution no. 1. (DCP-110C / DCP-115C / DCP-120C / DCP-130C):

The proper reset code sequence to reset DCP printers without numeric keypad should be as follows:

1. press buttons Set, Menu, Mono Start one by one, followed by up arrow key four times. this should all be done as short a time as possible, around 3 seconds.

2. enter maintenance mode 80 by pressing the up/down arrow key and set key to select numbers 8 and 0

3. press up arrow key several times to get to the Purge item

4. enter 2, 7, 8 and 3 using arrow/set keys to reset the counter

5. press Stop/Exit key to go to root of maintenance mode

6. enter 9,9 to exit maintenance mode


Solution no. 2. (DCP-110C / DCP-115C / DCP-120C / DCP-130C):

Here's how...

1. Pres 'menu', 'mono start' then 'menu' one by one...

2. Press the arrow up or down to go to 'maintenance 80'.

3. Press 'mono start' several times to go to 'Purge'. Finding the PURGE will show some numeric value which is I assume the number of times the printer had cleaned.

4. Press 'arrow up' key and scroll for number "2" then press "set". Do the same for numbers 7, 8 and 3. After you have entered this combination, the purge numeric value will be reseted to 00000.

That's it...


Solution no. 3. (for printers with numeric keypad):

Resetting purge counter on: MFC-620CN / MFC-420CN / MFC-410CN / MFC-210C and FAX-2440C:

1. Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC-210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode.

2. Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3. Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4. Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5. Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6. Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.

Have a look here:

http://www.hstt.net/refill-faq/inside.html

You will need to put the link into google and translate the site into english. Once you have found and cleaned out the ink in the tank you will need to do the reset.

Due to the fact all new brother modells are of the same print engine, it will give you a hint on how to clean the wasteink bag.


Happy Printing!
by mydcp110c on Jan 17, 2009 at 6:26am Add comment
I have an MFC410. I have replaced the ink purge assembly and followed your instructions in solution 3.

However,I am still getting an error 46.

any ideas.

thanks
audit118 - unknown
Thanks so much mydcp110c !!
Your reset procedures worked perfectly well for my MFC420N.
You've saved my printer and the world as well by reducing one piece of printer junk in the land fill.

I am really appreciated for your help!
- unknown
Thank you so much. I thought I was going to have to get a new printer.... but your step by step instructions did the trick. - jgrundy
What steps should I take for MFC-21C? similar to 210c or diferent?
I do use brothers models particalr for their size, refilling options and I think they are still unbeatable on a market, but this 46 message is true killer. - Ivan Ivanov
Hi - I have cleaned the ink pads, both, reset purge and flush to zero and it worked for a while before showing Machine Error 5A which I can't seem to get rid of despite repeating all the above several times. It makes a little whirring wimpish sound after giving the 100\% Normal message and then returns to the Unable to Print message with '5A' error accompanied by flashing red exclamation mark and photo capture. Any kind suggestions to solve this persistent problem - it only occurred after the printer was inadvertently left on for a week and was fine before that after purge number 1. Regards - guybagnall
can anyone help me.... please please.... its about error 51 unable to print... DCP 130C... HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM? PLEASE HELP ME... THANKS...
by justinlei20 on Mar 21, 2009 at 6:54am Add comment
Where is the ink waste tray, how to get to it , to attempt to clean it?

Chris
by unknown on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:34pm Add comment
This is my 3rd Brother DCP350C, one would think I should have given up after one and two.... Anyway, head blockage on all them is causing me headaches, repeat cleaning no use, does anyone know a good method for getting in and cleaning them effectively. I have had the thing apart to the cap that covers the head, but still nothing, help!
by unknown on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:03am Add comment
Need help about my Brother DCP 130C printer. I was able to reset print by following the reset instruction. However, I still cant print anything. Just blank. Ink level showed low volume even cartridge still full.. Csn anyone help me with this!!!!!...
by emisj on Jun 13, 2011 at 7:23pm Add comment
Domros machine error 46 means that your printer's purge unit has reached its counter limit and needs replacing, the reason i say this is because your machine has done alot of work and parts will be warn in your m/c, if you just reset the counter you will end up with ink througout your machine, normally when your printer is up for a purge unit its better to get a new machine with new cartridges and a 12 month warranty and no wear. u can get the new brother for about $79 wich is by fare a way better way to go. and with the new brother the inks are alot cheaper than earlier models wich is a bonus.
by fishyink on Feb 12, 2008 at 8:49pm Add comment
Please.......... I think that my printer need to be reset, but my problem is the procedure & troubleshooting guide is not completed yet. Kindly help me.
by domros on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:12am Add comment
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ill email you the reset procedure for the m/c and pruge but just doing a reset will not cure this problem you need to replace purge unit and do a counter reset on your purge unit, (used to clean the printhead) thats why it says unable to clean,
by fishyink on Feb 13, 2008 at 3:33pm Add comment
Please send us complete procedure on how to reset purge counter of
Brother DCP130. - domros
pls email me the procedure on how to reset brother dcp 130c......[email protected] - Anonymous
pls email me the procedure on how to reset brother dcp 130c......[email protected] - Anonymous
please send me the procedure and guideline on how to reset my printer dcp130c?
by Anonymous on May 16, 2008 at 7:12pm Add comment
favor pls i dont know how to reset DCP-130C the error is Machine error 46. - Anonymous
please send me the procedure and guideline on how to reset my printer dcp130c? it says unable to clean 46..
by unknown on Jun 1, 2008 at 5:53am Add comment
please send me the procedure and guideline on how to reset my printer dcp130c?
by unknown on Jun 5, 2008 at 3:32am Add comment
the reposnse Fishyink gave was absoluly correct .I work for brother and as listed in the service manual for this machine "Replace both the ink absorber box and flushing box and reset their counters. (When you need
to replace the ink absorber box or flushing box,replace both.)*** I can not of course make this manual availble to the public***
by unknown on Jun 6, 2008 at 10:21am Add comment
Thanks to everyone. I have already a copy how to reset purge counter of BROTHER DCP 130C. - domros
What steps need to be taken to replace ink absorber box assembly on MFC-5440CN? Are there any instructions available? - Anonymous
Please send us complete procedure on how to reset purge counter of
Brother DCP130.
by domros on Jun 23, 2008 at 6:15pm Add comment
As stated in my reply , I can't not attacth the manuals
by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2008 at 9:42am Add comment


please send me the procedure and guideline on how to reset my printer dcp130c? it says unable to clean 46..

by unknown on Jul 6, 2008 at 6:44am Add comment
Gud day people. I have the same problem, "unable to clean" and it has an error code 46, and already clean the ink pads. My problem now is the resetting. I've read all the post here so far about resetting it. but my printer model is dcp 120c. And it doesn't have any numeric keypad to perform the resetting. can anyone help me with this? pls email me at [email protected] tnx
by MaxiDion on Aug 16, 2008 at 6:23pm Add comment
hi.. =) my printer model is DCP-135C which also doesn't have any numeric keypad. can u tell me how u reset your printer..? thanks..=) - unknown
Can anyone give me the procedure on resetting the dcp 120c? I think resetting dcp 130c is just the same for 120c. please email me at [email protected]
by MaxiDion on Aug 17, 2008 at 2:32am Add comment
can you give me the procedure on how to reset it on dcp 130c...

my email is: [email protected]
by ialatam on Aug 23, 2008 at 1:21am Add comment
please send me the procedure and guideline on how to reset my printer dcp130c? it says unable to clean 46..
by ialatam on Aug 23, 2008 at 4:57am Add comment
please send me the resetter of my printer DCP130c... tnank you...
by justinlei20 on Aug 28, 2008 at 6:01am Add comment
Please ,send me the manual how to reset my brother dcp-130c..my e-mail add [email protected].thanks
by dycoy24 on Aug 30, 2008 at 12:30am Add comment
Please ,send me the manual how to reset my brother dcp-130c..my e-mail add [email protected].thanks
by dycoy24 on Aug 30, 2008 at 12:31am Add comment
Im also having same problem. kindly send to me how to reset my brother dcp-130c.. my email add [email protected].Thanks!
by unknown on Sep 21, 2008 at 2:20am Add comment
thanks anonymous. I works!!!!
by olivertabag on Oct 1, 2008 at 12:27am Add comment
Hello,

I am trying to re-set my Brother DCP-130C because the printer is confused about the ink cartridges. I did this by accicdently pulling out the cord and now it is all confused and doesn't recognise my new cartridges. I think a reset would work...Thanks email me at [email protected]

Cheers
by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2008 at 11:29pm Add comment
i was able to talk to a technician. he told me printer companies intentionally put limits to the counter because its the only way we can go back to them and make a re-purchase. in manila we have the CISS system which gives us plenty of ink for so much less. non company technicians can also fix major probs. so i guess its just one of their ways to get us to buy more parts from companies.
by unknown on Oct 26, 2008 at 10:57pm Add comment
I can't find the procedure to achieve the alignment... Can anyone help me?
by unknown on Nov 20, 2008 at 4:12pm Add comment
THANK YOU SO MUCH! YOU SERIOUSLY SAVED MY LIFE, ANONYMOUS!
by unknown on Jan 8, 2009 at 9:26am Add comment
Hallo, haben sie den Fehler 46 beheben können? Ich habe ihn auch und komme nicht weiter. Könnten Sie mir bitte einen Tipp geben?
Vielen Dank!
by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2009 at 5:19am Add comment
You have to reset the purge count to zero (if you haven't already). Or maybe you just missed something, left out a step somewhere (hope so, otherwise sorry but i don't know what else could it be). Make sure to initialise and follow the maintenance procedure as described (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again), when finished resetting the purge counter close the session, the display should indicate that the system has returned to stand-by mode.

Good Luck!
by mydcp110c on Jan 17, 2009 at 11:38am Add comment
pls help me i don't have money to buy a new printer
by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:11pm Add comment
its not working for me. i did try the solution but nothing happen even though i have reset the thing to 00000. HELP!!!
by unknown on Feb 15, 2009 at 9:40am Add comment
how can't i clean the printer??? i press button 2 clean, the printer busy. why??? what can't i do..
by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2009 at 11:25pm Add comment
i would like to thanks... everybody for helping me to fix my problem about error 46 unable to clean...
by justinlei20 on Mar 21, 2009 at 6:57am Add comment
does any one knows how to reset DCP-135C ??
by shan on Mar 29, 2009 at 5:20am Add comment
My printer is DCP-115C. It has porblem "machine error 5A". How can I fix this problem ? Could anyone help me ? Please ...
by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 at 12:12am Add comment
I have the same problem with my printer but its a 110C . How did you fix yours? - unknown
My printer is BROTHER DCP130C. The printer head is alway clog. Does any body knows the best brothers printer for my internet shop. Please help me to find. Thanks
by domros on Jul 21, 2009 at 12:56am Add comment
My printer is BROTHER DCP130C. The printer head is always clog. Does any body knows the best brothers printer for my internet shop. Please help me to find. Thanks
by domros on Jul 21, 2009 at 12:59am Add comment
my printer is showing unit unable af can any one help me to solve this problem
by unknown on Jul 22, 2009 at 7:23pm Add comment
Thank a lot for sharing your ideas and solutions it helps me so much
by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:17am Add comment
Guru's,how about the model DCP-165C "Clean Unable 50"?thanks in advance
by dycoy24 on Aug 26, 2009 at 4:35am Add comment
pls help how can i get out of this error message, tnx
by unknown on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:52am Add comment
Error message 46 'Clean unable' showing and have tried pressing everything in 'Maintenance80' but does nothing. Really stuck as have loads to print and am working all w/end so no time to buy another printer.
by Rooty on Nov 20, 2009 at 1:15pm Add comment
Color when printing off the net is not as defined as what it was,the color died after I changed the cartidges how ever the printer still prints black ok. - Anonymous
help me please........
by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2009 at 5:54pm Add comment
i have already set the purge to 00000 but after the cleaning and tried test the printing, all colors did not appear or it is totally blank.... i called the technician and they told me the "trouble shoot 10" method.... how can i fix this? any ideas, thanks in advance
by unknown on Dec 4, 2009 at 4:56pm Add comment
HOW DO YOU DO A POWER PURGE FOR THIS MODEL
by aphouse on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:52pm Add comment
I have a Brother DCP-130C that comes up with Error Message: Unable to Clean 50. What does that mean?? Ive only read when the Error is 46 :( Any help greatfully received. Thanks
by Danni06 on Dec 18, 2009 at 5:57pm Add comment
printer does not turn of
by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 at 2:17am Add comment
To my knowledge power purge is numbers 7 6 4 each with ok between them. Then 7 6 3.Thisis in the maintainence mode.

Does anyone know if the printhead is able to be removed from the DCP130-C?? I want to soak it to remove clog, all the purges etc have made no difference.
I have parked the head over tissue with alchol, but clearly its blocked severly, and needs to be worked on some, not merely parked over a damp tissue.
by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 7:48pm Add comment
Thanks to mydcp110c and others for the maintenance code tips.

This fixed the error on the Brother DCP-120C printer the family uses and now allows us to use the remaining ink cartridges we have bought (bought a black 3-pack recently).

Will investigate if we can replace the waste ink bag with new or we just need to buy a new printer.

Thanks,
Andrew.
Adelaide, South Australia.
by unknown on Jan 2, 2010 at 7:29pm Add comment
PLS...HELP ME THIS PROBLEM,?pls help how can i get out of this error message, thanks a lot.
by whintampz on Jan 9, 2010 at 12:40am Add comment
I've got a brithor mpc 130 printer, there is an error message Unable 4f init ... please notice why such problems occur. and what solutions can be given.
thanks
by novian09 on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:14pm Add comment
Hi
I have a Brother DCP 115C printer,and there is an error message
"unable to print".How can I get out of this error?Thanks
by leo2mar on Jan 16, 2010 at 8:28am Add comment
can anyone teach me how to reset or fixed machine error 48 or Init unable 48 on my brother DCP-165C.
by conradiaz on Jan 21, 2010 at 2:51pm Add comment
can anyone teach me how to reset or fixed machine error 48 or Init unable 48 on my brother DCP-165C.
by conradiaz on Jan 21, 2010 at 2:52pm Add comment
Please send me the procedure to reset. [email protected] thank you
by genieleong on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:51pm Add comment
Any chance anyone knows how to unscrew and clean the ink tray for a DCP-110C?
by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 3:44pm Add comment
Please send me the procedure to reset

Regards

Astaga.com lifestyle on the net
by unknown on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:56pm Add comment
hi there... if you have one, pls email me the procedure on how to reset brother dcp 130c......[email protected] tnx a lot in advance..:)
by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:16am Add comment
clean unable to 46
by unknown on Feb 21, 2010 at 9:57pm Add comment
Hi there,

Please email me [email protected] the troubleshooting manual for 130C clean unable 46.

Thanks
by ztankh on Feb 24, 2010 at 4:47am Add comment
unable to print.it shows black cartridge is empty and colour cartridges near empty.I purchase new black cartridge still showing same message..pls help me to solve this issue
by sajid parvez on Mar 3, 2010 at 7:50am Add comment
unable to print.it shows black cartridge is empty and colour cartridges near empty.I purchase new black cartridge still showing same message..pls help me to solve this issue
by sajid parvez on Mar 3, 2010 at 7:54am Add comment
After I install new black cartridge also still my printer showing black cartridge empty.when I press menu start butten it show maintnance 10 message, what it means..can eny one help me to solve this issue...
by sajid parvez on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:19am Add comment
DCP-165c Printer so display (clean unable 5A) Please help for this error solution.
by unknown on Mar 17, 2010 at 4:27am Add comment
Hi
I have a Brother DCP 130C printer,and there is an error message
"clean unable 51".How can I get out of this error? please send me the procedure..Thanks

by jhaniz on Mar 21, 2010 at 3:57am Add comment
i have changed all the ink in my printer and also cleaned them but i am not getting the black colour to work please help
by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 at 4:00pm Add comment
please help i have changed all the colours in the printer and cleaned them but the black is still not working please tell me what to do
by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 at 3:57pm Add comment
Thanks A Lot. It's Work fine!! on DCP 165C.
by justmania on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:30pm Add comment
kindly please help how to fix my printer.. There is an error appearing on my printer UNABLE TO CLEAN
by snowy on Apr 25, 2010 at 8:25pm Add comment
help naman po, pano mafix ang error na to "Init unable 5a" sa dcp-150c
by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 9:48pm Add comment
help naman po, pano mafix ang error na to "Init unable 5a" sa dcp-150c
by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 9:52pm Add comment
hey guys. i need help with my Brother DCP-165C.
My LCD reads: "clean unable 5A". i've tried resetting the purge, but it didn't work. please advise. thanks!
by unknown on May 24, 2010 at 11:18am Add comment
THANK YOU!!!!
by Anonymous on May 26, 2010 at 8:38am Add comment
Did all of the steps you said to clear error 46 and replaced the ink absorber pad and cleared the purge counter to 0 but still didn't work. After re-searching the net we have worked out that you need to follow the same steps but go to the item listed as 'flush' and reset this counter by using the same numbers listed for the purge - now works!!!!

Made doubly sure by going through routine maintenance and forcing a clean - and it's OK. Saved a lot of money and time - thank you so much!

How un-environmentally friendly of brother to basically make people think they need to buy a new machine for something so easy to repair - thanks to the internet and sites like this - fantastic!

by Anonymous on May 27, 2010 at 2:08am Add comment
Gumagana ito sa dcp-130c ko. Thank you for this site and post this information. To the Brother Co., they are not user friendly,maganda sana ang printer nila pero ang kaso walang kwenta ang manual ng printer, kulang sa impormasyon.
by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2010 at 3:10am Add comment
PLs help how can i fix this problem, thanxs!
by lenardames on Jul 3, 2010 at 1:20am Add comment
pls help..how can i fix this problem,
by unknown on Aug 11, 2010 at 7:01pm Add comment
I have just reset and cleaned my ink absorber pad successfully.
Reset the counter using the procedure above.
Clean the pad by:
1. Opening the top section, as if you were plugging in the USB cable.
2. Pop the left cover off. It is long, down the left side. It covers a cable and the tab that holds the blue lid arm in place. No screws, just pops off gently. I used a flat blade screwdriver, starting at the thin section.
3. Pop the lid arm out. Rotate the lid all the way back.
4. Locate the ink absorber pad. It is rectangular, about the size of postage stamp. It lies in a recess, adjacent and to the left of the roller, down in the back. There was a second pad, underneath the first. It is small, positioned vertically, down a hole from the first recess.
5. I cleaned the tiny pads in water, drying them with paper towel.
6. Reverse the process to put it all back together.

Incredible to think that a 1 cent foam pad, difficult to locate but easily cleaned, could force a new printer.
by unknown on Aug 21, 2010 at 10:43am Add comment
Thanks... It's Work just fine....
by unknown on Aug 31, 2010 at 9:21pm Add comment
please help me..please...
by unknown on Oct 20, 2010 at 1:10am Add comment
error message on Brother DCP195C "print unable 36" pls. help if you have the solution fo this error. I can't print.

Thanks.
by benjie_0843 on Nov 26, 2010 at 12:52am Add comment
how to fix error 32 on brother printer DCP-165C? i have looked through the manual and i couldnt find anything 2 help!!
by unknown on Dec 24, 2010 at 2:55am Add comment
my printer shows "machine error51"....anyone can help me..
by kebunsayur80 on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:38pm Add comment
did everything from clearing purge and flush then replaced ink absorber foam, check also little black rubber fix it in its place.
done! thanks!
by vhel on Feb 25, 2011 at 3:55am Add comment
Please help... still bad print quality even after several cleaning... always got gaps in the printed blocks... what might be the problem? please help....
by vhel on Feb 25, 2011 at 4:27am Add comment
can somebody tell me what to do about my dcp120, i can not achive a good printing on black (fainted), also have lines. But the rest of the colours are OK, i have cleaned it so many times it's not responding pls somebody should help me for solution. thanks
by unknown on Feb 27, 2011 at 1:56am Add comment
Brother dcp 135c

can anyone send pics or instructions on how to clean the bottom pads to stop the unable to clean error message?

i have found and cleaned the sponge under the scanner but the error message is still there and apparently there's a 2nd pad i need to find and clean too!!

Thanks

Scott
by themoosepooman on Apr 16, 2011 at 4:10am Add comment
Please send me the procedure settings for purge and to correct unable to clean 46 error
by unknown on May 3, 2011 at 7:21pm Add comment
Brother DCP130 Unable 4F not print.
Help me.
by unknown on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:40pm Add comment
Please anybody tell me how to clear this error message "Init Unable 50" in Brother DCP-165C printer
by Amarbk on Jun 11, 2011 at 12:53am Add comment
Need help about my Brother DCP 130C printer. I was able to reset my printer by following the reset instruction. However, I still cant print anything. Just blank page everytime I print. Also, Ink level showed low volume even cartridge still full.. I would appreciate anyones help!!!!!...

by emisj on Jun 13, 2011 at 7:53pm Add comment
Need help about my Brother DCP 130C printer. I was able to reset my printer by following the reset instruction. However, I still cant print anything. Just blank page everytime I print. Also, Ink level showed low volume even cartridge still full.. I would appreciate anyones help!!!!!...

by emisj on Jun 13, 2011 at 7:53pm Add comment
please help...

Please send me the procedure settings for purge and to correct unable to clean 46 error
by robsondesign on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:56pm Add comment
Can someone give me the DCP 130c resetter becuase i keep getting clean 46 . Please send it in my email: [email protected]
by unknown on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:30am Add comment
Error 46 on Brother printers
Resetting purge counter:

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC210C all four photo/copy/fax/scan lights flash in maintenance mode). Care is needed in maintenance mode, otherwise critical settings may be inadvertently corrupted.

FAX models with numerical keypads: Press the Menu/Set, *, 2, 8, 6 and 4 keys within two seconds. (if you fail to complete the correct key sequence within two seconds, press the Stop key to try again).

Other (non-FAX) models: Press the Menu/Set and Black Start keys. Next press the “up arrow” key four times to enter the maintenance mode).

2) Press the 8 then 0 keys in the initial stage of the maintenance mode to call up the machine's log information list (function code 80).

3) Press the Black Start key several times to scroll through the log information list to reach the purge counter. The purge counter is the 25th item in the list.

4) Press the 2, 7, 8, and 3 keys in this order to reset the purge count to zero.

5) Press the Stop/Exit key to return to the initial stage of the maintenance mode.

6) Press the 9 key twice to return to the standby state.
by whintampz on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:47pm Add comment
Hi - I have cleaned the ink pads, both, reset purge and flush to zero and it worked for a while before showing Machine Error 5A which I can't seem to get rid of despite repeating all the above several times. It makes a little whirring wimpish sound after giving the 100\% Normal message and then returns to the Unable to Print message with '5A' error accompanied by flashing red exclamation mark and photo capture. Any kind suggestions to solve this persistent problem - it only occurred after the printer was inadvertently left on for a week and was fine before that after purge number 1. Regards - guybagnall
my printer still will not CLEAN or PRINT.

Unable to Clean; is the message.

all the cartridges are new.

still will not clean thus will not allow me to print.

by unknown on Aug 25, 2011 at 9:13am Add comment
How can I reset the ink of brother model dpc-165C. Monitor is displaying cannot detect black ink when in fact I already reinstal all the ink. please help. thank you


by BENNIE2011 on Oct 10, 2011 at 8:42am Add comment
how to rest the dcp-130 printer
by unknown on Oct 12, 2011 at 2:47am Add comment
hi guys, please help me with my printer, dcp195c...unable to clean 50 error
by unknown on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:55am Add comment
maybe you can find a solution on the printer on this printer blog, good luck !!

http://modifprinter.blogspot.com
by unknown on Oct 26, 2011 at 8:15am Add comment
Hi - I have cleaned the ink pads, both, reset purge and flush to zero and it worked for a while before showing Machine Error 5A which I can't seem to get rid of despite repeating all the above several times. It makes a little whirring wimpish sound after giving the 100\% Normal message and then returns to the Unable to Print message with '5A' error accompanied by flashing red exclamation mark and photo capture. Any kind suggestions to solve this persistent problem - it only occurred after the printer was inadvertently left on for a week and was fine before that after purge number 1. Regards
by guybagnall on Nov 9, 2011 at 9:40am Add comment
How to reset brother dcp135c??
by unknown on Nov 16, 2011 at 7:31am Add comment
Hi everybody! How can I troubleshoot my brother printer dcp185 that it always appears "no paper fed" and with red flush although papers already fed on the tray? and how to remove this message error "7A"?
please help me....I'm already depressed...Thanks! God bless us!
by unknown on Jan 24, 2012 at 5:26pm Add comment
Hi everybody! How can I troubleshoot my brother printer dcp185 that it always appears "no paper fed" and with red flush although papers already fed on the tray? and how to remove this message error "7A"?
please help me....I'm already depressed...Thanks! God bless us!
by unknown on Jan 24, 2012 at 5:30pm Add comment
Reset Purge counter as described in above posts but proved ineffective against Error 51. Eventually fixed the problem which turned out to be mechanical and relating to gear system of cleaning unit.
The Fix :
Remove the unit from the printer ( 3 screws, 2 pipes and 1 electrical connection ). You will then find amongst the gears on the underside of the unit a swinging arm which carries a transfer gear which moves between the Pump gear and the Distributor gear. When the drive input to the cleaning unit is clockwise the arm moves in one direction ( say pump) and when the drive is anti-clockwise it moves in the other direction (say distributor). With my printer the shaft that the arm swings on was gummed up with waste ink which had found its way there, stopping it moving freely. I found it necessary to remove the arm and gear off the shaft and then clean all parts thoroughly in order to get a lasting fix ( just using an aerosol cleaner with the parts still in situ only freed the arm temporarily. ( I don't know if it matters which way up it goes, but the gear under the arm has a little slot on the side nearest the arm on my machine ) Good Luck !
by broprobs on Feb 11, 2012 at 4:14pm Add comment
saan ko makikita ang maintenace mode nya
by nesvelin on Mar 12, 2012 at 5:51pm Add comment
hello ,

My Printer MFC-295 CN is in the error found and error is init 48

so what is the problem in the printer . so please solved the printer problem. i am wait for your reply.

thanks,

Piyush Gohil
by unknown on May 7, 2012 at 2:08am Add comment
Just used the instructions below to fix my DCP 120C

pull out the AC plug
- put back the AC plug while holding down the “menu” button and keep holding it (15 sec)
- now you are entering the MAINTENANCE mode and “error 46” pops up in the display
- select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message)
- now push the MONO button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print

Thanks very, very much

Niall
by Niall on May 10, 2012 at 12:23pm Add comment
tnx a lot it helps anonymous!!!!!!
by dvdx on Nov 24, 2012 at 8:30am Add comment
Anyone have idea how to fix the BROTHER MFC-J415W printer which received "UNABLE TO INIT. 48" error? Had tried reset purge and flush counter. But everytime power up still receive such an error.
Observe that is no movement on the print head at all. Really need Guru help here....appreciate if who can give some other advice to try. Thanks.
by sex1788 on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:13pm Add comment
unable to clean
by unknown on May 31, 2013 at 2:21am Add comment
hello i need help please my brother printer is not printing keeps on saying unable to clean. I followed the instructions on how to purge reset (did i say it correctly) at first i thought it works but then the message shows up again, what will i do
by ma2012 on Mar 11, 2015 at 5:47am Add comment
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hi everybody! Do I have to reset the error 7A in dcp185? how? please help me...thanks! God bless us!
by unknown on Jan 24, 2012 at 5:33pm Add comment