Thursday, January 05, 2012

How to reset waste ink counter for Brother DCP-130C

As with the Brother MFC-295CN, you may get a "Clean Unable 46" message from time to time with the DCP-130C. The reset method is essentially the same, just modified as this particular model doesn't sport a keypad.

Here's the steps:
  1. Press Menu, then Mono followed by the Up button 4 times. This should bring you to Maintenance Mode.
  2. Press Up and look for the following (the panel should display individual numbers):
    • 8 then press OK.
    • 0 then press OK.
  3. Press Mono until you see "Purge xxxxx". "xxxxx" should be a set of numbers.
  4. Again, press the Up button and look for the following:
    • 2 then press OK.
    • 7 then press OK.
    • 8 then press OK.
    • 3 then press OK.
  5. The control panel should display "Purge 00000". Press Exit.
  6. Finally, press Up button and look for the following:
    • 0 then press OK.
    • 1 then press OK. This resets the machine. The printer will appear to stop responding for a minute or two.
    • 9 then press OK.
    • 9 then press OK. This exits Maintenance Mode.
All done. The error message should be gone, and the printer should work again.

The steps outlined here are based on this wonderful post.

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