25.11.05

Help?

I have a new printer. Specifically, this one.

When I try to run a test print, it repeatedly spits out blank sheets of paper that haven't been printed on at all, even though I can hear the printhead chugging down its guide and the ink cartridges are all installed properly. It's done this four times now.

What am I doing wrong?

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4 Comments:

At 11/25/2005 7:20 pm , Blogger wahj said...

check printer heads again. protective film removed?

 
At 11/25/2005 7:36 pm , Blogger Tym said...

A-ha! So according to the Brother helpline, running the cleaning and testprint process 4 times isn't enough. One may have to:

a) Release each cartridge, jiggle them carefully, then re-insert them into their respective bay, making sure they're clicked into place.

b) Repeat the cleaning/testprint process another 4-5 times (making it 9-10 in all, I dunno, I lost count) before the test prints start looking the way they do in the manual.

And here I thought overdoing the cleaning/testprint process might damage the cartridges.

wahj > That was my first guess too, but the way this thing is set up, there's no protective film over the printhead to be removed.

 
At 11/25/2005 11:43 pm , Blogger tinkertailor said...

did u see the words 'invisible ink' on the ink cartridges?

:D

 
At 11/26/2005 10:39 am , Blogger KnightofPentacles said...

The ritual blood sacrifice needs to be made to the dark gods of technology..

No? It seems to work for me. Electronic hardware only seems to work reliably after drawing blood - from my banging on them in frustration.

 

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