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Hello, I have several Brother MFC6490CW printers (16) & have just had a Catastrophy happen...I got ink cartridges with air bubbles (just the Majenta) & have lost the use of almost all of my machines..I've taken 1 apart & can Clearly see the air trapped in the lines of the majenta..I've just ordered cart from another (already used with no problem distributer) & can see tiny air bubbles in the new cartridges opened..Not air as expected at the top of the cart, but tiny air bubbles in the bottom of the ink cart...How on earth do I reprime the ink??? I am Desperate here in NY...Help Please!!! Frank

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SOURCE: Majenta is not printing, all cartridges changed and cleaned still no majenta

Blocked print head nozzles
You may have blocked print head nozzles.
Try the printer maintenance to clear the printer nozzles.
After several deep cleaning attempts and there is no improvements in the print then a new print head is required.
A new print head maybe expensive and it maybe more cost effective to purchase a new printer.

Posted on Aug 22, 2012

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