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The Brother MFC-240C is an all-in-one color inkjet printer.

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error code 46 brother printer mfc240c

can i replace print pad the code 46 says it's full

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just reset the printer and check the driver and settings and after that check the settings of printer and make sure they are correct turn of and turn on printer you may also check the printer by and i am sure this may help thanks


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johnny4705, try this first, and reset the purge counter. These steps worked in MFC620CN/420CN/410CN/210C/240C and FAX2440C model.

To reset purge counter

1) Enter machine maintenance mode (on MFC240C 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. from here. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Sorry this did not help but thanks anyway!


A big THANKS from Brazil! It worked well on my MCF240C printer. You are a life saver. It was possible only because you posted the intructions on how to reset purge counter. LP


Worked like a charm, entering the mode was the trickiest part, as you said. Thank you so much!


Success!!! Thank you very much!!!!


Thank You!!! Now all OK with my MFC-240C. Couldn´t find this info in Brother´s site. Thank you again from Argentina.

Cesar Ubertini


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troubleshooting and routine maintance chapter in user guide 46

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