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brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by ialatam (8/23/08 12:55 AM) reply + / -
help,, i have brother dcp 130 c and the error message is: unable to clean 46. i search the whole internet but theres a fix for brother printer that has numeric keypads. i have no numeric keypads so, how could i enter those digits. help me.. thanks


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by ialatam (8/23/08 4:50 AM) reply + / -
help me please


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by bolomi (9/16/08 9:19 AM) reply + / -
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


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (12/9/08 11:44 PM) reply + / -
is this also applicable to error; unable to print clean pad is full?

thanks


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (12/9/08 11:46 PM) reply + / -
a millions thanks sir!!! 100% working i try this procedure to my almost a month error printer.. now its working!!!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by jacy (12/11/08 7:29 PM) reply + / -
i don't have the button 'Set'... i've tried to to press the button 'Menu'... in the Menu i only have 5 options (Copy, PhotoCapture, Pring Reports, Machine Info. & Initial Setup)... can you please elaborate your procedures more? please... and i don't get it, when you said... "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." thankz...


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by chee kin (4/17/09 3:13 PM) reply + / -
My printer, DCP-135C, has the same error message of 'clean unable 46'. It does not have the 'Set' button nor numeric keypad. Any idea to reset the printer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.


Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (5/16/09 2:09 PM) reply + / -
The message posted by bolomi is roughly right. The menu button is the set key. For item 2 use the up key to select 8 the press OK to enter it, then use the up key to select 0 and then the OK button to enter it too. Together this forms number 80 in maitenance mode. I found I had to use the blue MONO start button to select PURGE which requires it to be pressed a number of times before PURGE appears on the LCD screen of the printer. Once there use the up key and OK buttons to enter the reset code of 2783. Note this does not overwrite the number next to PURGE on the LCD screen but once the last number is added it gets reset to 0000. Exit the menu as described by bolomi and hopefully your printer should start working again. Mine did.

Note: I did see on another web site that says this clean unable code refers to the cleaning inkbox inside the machine being full and requiring replacing. Essentially it is absorbent material in a plastic box that soaks up the ink as the printer head is cleaned. So it may overflow (out of the printer case and on to your desk) if all you do is keep on resetting the counter. However the error code does not reappear when the counter is reset which would suggest that it is not triggered by the amount of ink in the cleaning box. So only time will tell when this might happen. Inkbox replacement requires taking the printer to bits.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by gericar (5/26/09 12:26 AM) reply + / -
brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 my broblem


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Wan Salman (5/26/09 10:21 AM) reply + / -
Thank you very much....

Does not need to call service centre....

I did on my machine DCP-130C. Done within 5 minutes...

Thanks again....


Re: Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (6/1/09 10:16 AM) reply + / -
thanks Bolomi and Anonymous -- you've both been a great help and saviors for my dpc-135c, may the Good Lord Bless you and your families always...!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (6/16/09 7:51 AM) reply + / -
YEAH!!! It works! thanks go to Bolomi and Anonymous and other people who help out!i followed their instruction and it really worked.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by freeman.... (6/24/09 2:51 AM) reply + / -
yapi yapi yapi yapi ...
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finaly my printer get work again looooo
thanks u alllll
muacksssss.........


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by heniopinoy (7/2/09 7:25 AM) reply + / -
yes my printer is working again
after 3 day of doing nothing...
Now we will be flooded with ink..
Can anyone tells me how to replace
Inkbox?


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by hahahahah (7/3/09 4:18 AM) reply + / -
if ur Inkbox is original one....i think cant replace new ink inside it o...
my inkbox is not the originL ONE 1...so i easy replace it anytime o....


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (7/20/09 9:07 PM) reply + / -
thanks so much na ka


Re: brother dcp 135c unable to clean 46 by yleng1 (8/3/09 7:28 PM) reply + / -
Bolomi & anonymous - both of you are genius!


Re: brother dcp 130c machine error46 by Anonymous (8/18/09 10:45 PM) reply + / -
help pls...
my brother dcp 130c is saying unable to clean46, then i ried the help posted & i think i pressed the wrong keys, now the printer says machine error...


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by rayson (10/3/09 7:42 AM) reply + / -
Bolomi and the anonymous (5/16/09 2:09).. helped a lot... my printer brother dcp 130c did worked after I tried their inputs... although I had to do it twice... and restarted the printer before it work...

tleast now its a 100% operational again...

many many thanks!!!

warmest regards!


Re: Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (10/22/09 2:56 AM) reply + / -
Genius, thanks guys. Worked first time.


RE BROTHER DCP-770CW by Anonymous (10/25/09 9:26 AM) reply + / -
Unable to clean 46 keeps coming up- any idea how to rectify please


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (11/23/09 9:03 AM) reply + / -
The instructions above did not work for me for DCP-135C

The following did!


- 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



Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by WdeJ (11/24/09 10:14 AM) reply + / -
For my Brother DCP-135 i have found this instruction to reset the purge counter:

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 reset to 00000.




Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (12/13/09 12:32 PM) reply + / -
Million thanks !!!!!!!!!!!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by ZZ (1/10/10 1:01 AM) reply + / -
Thank you so so so much. (((((: Saved me from buying another printer!


Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by bramboss (3/14/10 11:13 AM) reply + / -
excellent instructions from anonymous on23/11/09.
Worked for my DCP-350C.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by TL123 (3/16/10 9:27 AM) reply + / -
The follow steps work on my printer (w/o keypad)

Press key one by one : , , , 4 times till see the numbers,

- Select [8] by using the arrow buttons, push and select [0] and push
- 00:00 00:01 OK (the display is showing this message, number can be different)
- now push the button 25 times until you see PURGE: xxxxx
- Select [2], push , select [7], push ,select [8],push , select [3],push
- the purge counter indicates now: purge: 00000
- switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print



Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Goliath (3/24/10 1:02 PM) reply + / -
Muchas gracias a todos, si funciona
Instrucciones para reparar el error 46 DCP-130C
Desconectar el enchufe de CA - poner de nuevo el conector de CA mientras mantiene pulsado el botón "Menú"
y seguir manteniéndolo presionado (por 15 seg)
ahora están entrando en el modo de mantenimiento apaece en la pantalla LCD "error 46"
Seleccione 8 utilizando el boton de flecha hacia arriba, pulse ok
seleccione 0 y pulsar OK
00:00 00:01 OK (en la pantalla se muestra este mensaje)
Introducir la tecla azul (star black) 25 veces hasta que vea PURGA: xxxxx
Seleccione 2, ok
seleccionar 7, ok
seleccione 8, ok
seleccione 3, ok
la contador de la purga indica ahora: purga: 00000
apaga la impresora, (desconctar el cable CA)
listo para imprimir !!!



Re: brother dcp 135C unable to clean, error 46 by RRajapal (4/10/10 9:15 PM) reply + / -
Thank you to Bolomi. My DCP-135C manage to reset the button to zero.
To my friends please follow his steps except after step 2, please press MONO button few times until you see PURGE in the LCD screen.
Then follow step 4 as what Bolomi advised. Once done, please restart your printer. Than You.


Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Anonymous (4/28/10 12:05 AM) reply + / -
hi
brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 problem solution pls


Re: Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Jantan (4/29/10 5:36 AM) reply + / -
Millions thanks
It's working now.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by InnerBushman (5/19/10 1:55 PM) reply + / -
##### IMPORTANT #####

The above procedure does work however it can lead to unpleasant spill of ink inside your printer and on your table later. The "cant clean 46" error means that the dump container that absorbs the ink during head cleaning is full and if not replaced can overflow and leak.

Take that under consideration when performing the reset.

Have fun,
Bushman


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Hisyam (5/27/10 9:28 PM) reply + / -
Terima kasih. Anda semua memang bijak. Terima kasih kerana menyelesaikan masalah saya.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by huhuhu (6/1/10 7:45 PM) reply + / -
thanks everyone..i try in my dcp 135c and its done!!tq!!!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by loumed (7/3/10 3:23 AM) reply + / -
thank u so0000000000000000000000000000000000 much guys
it was so help for me... yahooooooooooo



Re: brother dcp 770CW clogged printheads by annieb. (7/3/10 11:58 PM) reply + / -
Hello, will the above solution help unclog the printhead on my DCP-770CW? I've tried multiple cleans from the machine and that is not helping. I'm not getting any error codes, just horrible print quality with lines and letters missing/hard to read.
And all the cartridges have ink in them. Many thanks for a reply, as I'm looking at having to trash a perfectly working machine if I cannot unclog the printheads.



Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by calendar (7/20/10 12:27 AM) reply + / -
Hey, it works. Thanks so much I've managed to get my Brother DCP-540CN to print again. Saved from the bin!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46... by crosse (8/2/10 2:03 AM) reply + / -
well i already learned to reset my printer and it works.. but a question in advance is, what the heck do we do with future leak problems... any solution to that... thanks.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by InnerBushman (8/3/10 4:07 PM) reply + / -
crosse, it's simple... you need to "wash the diapers" from the inside of the printer. Or... you could try to get new ones but i don't think it's possible outside brother's service.

Bushman


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by RudAnnamh (8/31/10 10:18 AM) reply + / -
Thank you so much!

The solution offered by TL123, with amendment by RRajapal worked for me on my DCP-135C.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by michaelracal (9/7/10 11:43 PM) reply + / -
my brother dcp 185c has a problem with "unable to clean 46" can someone help me fix this problem?


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by beander (9/8/10 3:44 PM) reply + / -
Brilliant - worked for a DPC-117C printer too - again just need to use the mono start button to get to the purge item (several presses of this button are required)

Could have saved myself 1 hour of cleaning the blooming thing if only I had of checked the net first!!

Many thanks


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Pendragonssword (9/13/10 11:41 AM) reply + / -
My 135c will only print black and bleu (no yellow and magenta). My brother in law also had this problem but his 135c was still under warrenty so he sent it back, but it came back with this error 46. He bought a new printer en gave his old one to me to try and fix mine.
The combination of the solution Bolimi/Anonymous worked for me (mine doesn't have a "set"-button but a "ok"-button

Saves me the time of opening mine (unless someone has has a fix for my colour-problem, having the machine do a cleaning of the colour-heads as Brother says doesn't help...)

Thanks to everyone for helping.




Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by ikram (9/19/10 9:29 PM) reply + / -
i can repair my printer myself with all of your help, after i decide to take back my printer from the shop because they said my printer cannot be repair anymore. thanks a lot.


Re: brother dcp 135c unable to clean 51 by akolah (9/20/10 7:47 PM) reply + / -
please help me settle this problem. tq


Re: brother dcp 135c unable to clean 51 by akolah (9/21/10 5:52 PM) reply + / -
after settle problem unable 46. Now is unable clean 51 come on display screen. Help me settle this ploblem. Tq.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by dcp-135c malaysia (9/26/10 6:57 AM) reply + / -
thanks to all..
i'm from malaysia..
my printer works normaly again..
yahoooooo......!!!!!!!!!


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by GianniBfromLA (10/25/10 7:12 PM) reply + / -
HOLY CRAP! IT WORKED AND IT SAVED MY ASS BIG TIME! I had a huge homework assignment due on Tuesday and I don't have the money to buy a new printer and nobody who knows me would lend me a dime (I'm just not good for it right now, and the word spreads like wildfire). Thank you all so very much! Especially the owners of this most excellent site!! This turned from one of the worst days in my life to one of the best...


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by Johnny_JK (6/25/11 10:37 AM) reply + / -
Thank you very2 much..... 100% working


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by dordor220 (8/12/11 10:25 PM) reply + / -
Thanks a lots!
I just fix my 130C.


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by micwg (9/26/11 6:46 PM) reply + / -
thanks alot.... really help
may god bless you and your family always.
may you be well and happy always.




Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by mohamed noor (1/10/12 2:55 AM) reply + / -
Can I clean dcp-130c on net. how can I do that? plz


Re: brother dcp 130c unable to clean 46 by geofmac (3/24/12 11:39 PM) reply + / -
Thanks Anonymous Instructions for 135 worked for my 130c


Re: brother dcp-770cw unable to clean 46 by don1mclean (6/7/12 12:49 PM) reply + / -
Fantastic info - thanks Anonymous!
- 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

worked for my dcp-770cw.


Re: brother dcp 130c constant paper jam by anon213 (7/31/12 2:01 PM) reply + / -
ok tryed the maintenace thing someone said above - got maintenance 4 come up?? pressed down up keys only had options for 1-9 plus 1+3 so did them all still no joy, there is no paper jam as while do 1+3 it seemed to have solved problem but the i printed thsi forum page as test in fast mode paper feed through printed but no ink on paper! note i did print in greyscale. i check inks black was pretty low......i do use non certififed inks but not refillable ones.......buy online to fit brother dcp130c for years now. changed all inks it asked if i changed black said yes, it cleaned then popped back up with paper jam..HELP me cant afford new one and i love this its been my saviour for years dotn want to get rid.


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