Cheating a brother printer

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12 years 10 months ago #19286 by Valmai
I have a brother printer dcp-165c the cartridges are lc38bk. Can anyone describe exactly where the ink level sensor is on the cartridge? Also how can I turn off the automatic ink cleaning? The m$%%&^l says I have run out of yellow....and its a lie I tell you!!!![:(!][:(!][:(!]

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12 years 10 months ago #286312 by DiDi
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I don't have a Brother but I never take any notice of the low ink warnings until the printer actually grinds to a halt and demands the replacement be fitted. Once warned, I buy one and have it on hand but it can take weeks before this actually happens.

I will add that I have a relatively expensive and not very old Canon and despite the warnings - have had no problem doing this.

I haven't but I would guess that the only way to stop it repriming itself is to not turn it off. I get in a rage at how long my printer takes to wizz and cavort every time I turn it on and you are probably right to beleive that it is all this priming that is using the ink. I rarely do colour printing and yet my colours run out.

No doubt someone more informed will be along shortly to save us all a pile of money on replacement cartridges - please!

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12 years 10 months ago #286322 by The Kats Place
is it just reminding you or refusing to print? I take the cartridge out and give it a shake and that works sometimes

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12 years 10 months ago #286347 by beedee
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Brother sell cheap machines and get the money back on the every 2 hr cleaning trick that the sales reps dont tell you until AFTER you have bought the machine.. I now use the ink as I was trying to save money and not printing out photos.. and lo and behold from minimal printing over a 6mth period the cleaning empties the cartridges... so yes they are empty.. and I wont be buying a brother again.. and think its time Brother came clean on its cleaning actions

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12 years 10 months ago #286490 by Valmai
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It wont let me print anything even black. I found a site which says if I cover the ink sensor I can keep printing, but I dont know where to look for the sensor on the cartridge. The cartridge just cannot be empty yet. OR does anyone know how I can fool the printer into believing it is a black & white printer.

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12 years 10 months ago #286502 by ame
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What you want is one of these:

compatible-ink-cartridge.com/en/product/inksystem/sdp80.htm

Very popular and common over here. This is only one example supplier.

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12 years 10 months ago #286505 by JEF
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i opened up a brother cartridge and it had a float with magnetic sensor set up , I would love to smash my brother printer on the p****s head who designed it , it too uses all the ink even when i hardly use it and even tho it had a full black ink it wouldnt print a black and white fax cause the yellow was empty , what the hell thats just gouging the consumer and not even trying to hide it

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12 years 10 months ago #286527 by TKFARMER
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Jef, if you go to printer preferences and look at the bottom of the window it tells you printing will stop if one or more cartridges is empty.I also have a brother printer and i will not have any other brand, it is a mfc.tkf

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12 years 10 months ago #286540 by JEF
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TKFARMER;268383 wrote: Jef, if you go to printer preferences and look at the bottom of the window it tells you printing will stop if one or more cartridges is empty.I also have a brother printer and i will not have any other brand, it is a mfc.tkf

i dont want it to stop , theres no function to disable the stop function , and if they do this sort of thing then maybe they should put it clearly on the box so i can know before i buy

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12 years 10 months ago #286541 by DiDi
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My Canon will grind to a halt as stated when any colour runs out so sorry Valmai - you are going to have to get a new one. I can also add that yellow was the first to run out on my machine as well. When doing the shopping around thing I was also told that not all supplied ink cartridges in the machines (various models) are full so expect to replace them before too long.

One other suggestion I had was to print a test page every week or two so that the coloured inks do not dry out from lack of use. Possible cause?

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12 years 10 months ago #286573 by beedee
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Ive wondered about turning the printer off and only having it on when I need it.. but then maybe the ink would go gooey.. pity they do have good printers tho! but would save the ink that way. maybe have on only on a sun to do the cleaning process instead of every 4 hrs

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