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Brother LC-41, LC-51 and LC-61 Ink Installation Instructions

Ink Cartridges are easy to install, but once in a while it can get a little cumbersome.  If you have a Brother DCP-110C, DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-120C, DCP-310CN, DCP-315CN, DCP-340CW, Fax-1835C, Fax-1840C, Fax-1940C, Fax-2440C, IntelliFax-1835, IntelliFax-1840, IntelliFax-1940CN, IntelliFax-2440C, MFC-210C, MFC-215C, MFC-3240C, MFC-3340CN, MFC-3342CN, MFC-410CN, MFC-420CN, MFC-425CN, MFC-430CN, MFC-5440CN, MFC-5840CN, MFC-620CN, MFC-640CN, MFC-640CW, MFC-820, MFC-820CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC41 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.






















If you have a Brother DCP-130C, DCP-330C, DCP-540CN, DCP-750CW, Fax-1860C, Fax-1960C, Fax-2480C, IntelliFax-1360, IntelliFax-1860C, IntelliFax-1960C, IntelliFax-2480C, MFC-240C, MFC-240CN, MFC-3360C, MFC-440CN, MFC-465CN, MFC-5460CN, MFC-5860CN, MFC-660CN, MFC-665CW, MFC-685CW, MFC-845CW, MFC-885CW or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC51 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have a Brother DCP-165C, DCP-385C, DCP-585CW, MFC-250C, MFC-255CW, MFC-290C, MFC-490CW, MFC-495CW, MFC-5490CN, MFC-5890CN, MFC-6490CW, MFC-6890CDW, MFC-790CW, MFC-795CW, MFC-990CW, MFC-J615W, MFC-J630W or another Brother Inkjet printer that uses LC61 Ink Cartridges, this may be of help.























Clickinks Ink Experts offer technical assistance with any purchase at 1-800-706 INKS or Clickinks.com

Dell Eliminates Need For Printer Drivers With Free Download

Perhaps one of the biggest problems with having office printers on network is making sure each computer has the correct drivers for the printers. After all, without those drivers people are left staring at their text on the monitor – unable to print the page. And when you're talking about hundreds of people accessing dozens of printers in a corporation, the problem can become epidemic.

Fortunately now Dell is releasing a download for their newest printers that lets people forgo drivers entirely. Instead, anyone connected to the network can print instantly from any Dell-produced printer; there's no need even for printer queue names and other details. The download is called Dell Proximity Printing and – best of all – it's available free starting June 8th. It should save office IT managers a lot of headaches.

For more information visit Dell's website. In the meantime, for Dell ink cartridges at the lowest prices, trust Clickinks.com.

The Step By Step Guide to Cleaning Your Printer

18. January 2010 14:08 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, ink cartridge, ink experts, printer cleaning, diy, printer problems  //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)
Cleaning your inkjet printer can prove beneficial. To prolong the life of your printer and produce the best printed results, you should clean your printer on a regular basis. Printer and cartridge cleaning is useful for solving print quality issues and extending the life of your printer. In particular, if you are seeing lines or smudges on your print outs, you will need to clean the ink nozzles.

If you have the printer instructions, check for specific instructions. Many times you can also download the manual online.

If you do not have manufacturer directions, you can follow these simple directions.

1.) Turn off the printer and let it cool if necessary
2.) Remove paper
3.) Dampen a soft, lint-free cloth with a small amount of water
4.) Wipe the outside of the printer
5.) Dust the printer’s rollers or use a computer vacuum if available
5.) Look on your printer or in the printer software for the Head Cleaning option and initiate cleaning.

If your ink cartridges have been sitting in the printer without use:

1.) Soak your cartridge print head in shallow, warm water
2.) Remove after approximately 5 seconds
3.) Dry thoroughly with a paper towel
4.) Repeat if necessary until ink flows onto the paper towel.

Troubleshooting 10 Common Printer Problems

14. September 2009 11:51 by Danielle Bernhard in printer ink, printer cartridge, printer problems  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Troubleshooting 10 Common Printer Problems

1. My printer just won’t print

If the printer is directly connected to your printer, then make sure that the printer cable between the printer and computer isn't loose.

If the printer is on a network, make sure the printer is powered on and there are not any loose cables.

Turn both the computer and the printer off, wait 20 seconds and then power the printer back on and finally power on the computer.

2. My printer says it is busy

Check the print queue screen. A print job may be stuck in the print queue and deleting it from the queue may help.

3. Printer display menu says there is a paper jam

Opening the doors of the printer, removing the paper tray or even the ink or toner cartridge will usually allow access to the jammed paper so that you can remove it. Paper should be removed slowly and gently so that it does not tear.

If you can not find any jammed paper and still can not print, unplug your printer then turn it back on.

4. Printing on the page is faded

A faded print image may indicate that the printer is getting low on ink or toner, the print density is set too low or economy printing is turned on. Settings may be corrected on the printer or within the computer’s control panel. If the ink or toner cartridge is low, replace the cartridge easily through an ink merchant like Clickinks.com.

5. I have a cool, new Operating System

As new operating systems are released, your printer will require new drivers. Some printers do not yet have a driver for every new Operating System, or older Operating Systems. In these cases, it’s best to consult the printer manual and find out what printers the drivers will emulate. While not all of the functionality of the printer will be available under this emulation, at least basic printing will work.

Be sure to use the correct driver for your current Operating System. If an incorrect or defective printer driver is being used, it can result in strange gibberish on the printed page. If you selected the wrong printer driver for the printer or Operating System, you may need to purge the print jobs that are hung up in the spooler as well as reset the printer to remove any bad data that remains in its buffer.

6. I am printing, but the pages are blank or irregular

If your inkjet printer is turning out blank pages whenever you print, then the print head could be dried up, or you may be out of ink.

Once the ink cartridge is opened and installed, the ink can start drying out or evaporating. If you only print infrequently, then the print head will often become dried up, stopping any ink from getting onto your paper. Try soaking your print head in shallow water, if your ink cartridge regularly dries out, then try to print a page off more often, at least every few days, as this should stop the print head becoming dried out, otherwise you will need to install a fresh ink cartridge.

7. There are error lights on

If there are error lights (LEDs) lit, refer to the user manual or manufacturer's web site to diagnose.

8. Each time I print, it is blurry or has lines in it

Aligning the print cartridge is necessary to obtain the best possible printing performance. The method to do this may vary depending on your printer. Typically, you will go into the Settings of your computer then lick Maintenance and Align print cartridges

9. Missing Color, Wrong Color or Streaks in the Printout

Make sure your paper is not causing the problem. Paper that does not accept ink well can cause your images to smear or bleed. Plain paper is not the best choice for high-density graphics. Photo paper is available at Clickinks.com

If the paper is not the problem, print a clean test to see that everything is functioning properly.

10. Did you read the user manual?