DCP-T310

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Clean the Print Head from Your Brother Machine

To maintain good print quality, the machine automatically cleans the print head when needed. If there is a print quality problem, start the cleaning process manually.
  • Clean the print head if there is a horizontal line or a blank space in the text or graphics on printed pages. Depending on the problem colour, select to clean Black only, three colours at a time (Yellow/Cyan/Magenta), or all four colours at once.
  • Cleaning the print head consumes ink.
  • Cleaning too often uses ink unnecessarily.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head's warranty.

DCP-T310/DCP-T510W/DCP-T710W/MFC-T810W

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press or to select the following:
    1. Select [Maintenance]. Press OK.
    2. Select [Cleaning]. Press OK.
    3. Select [Black], [Colour], or [All]. Press OK.
    4. Select [Normal], [Strong], or [Strongest]. Press OK.
  3. Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
    The machine cleans the print head.
  • If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, try cleaning the print head again up to three more times. If the print has not improved, contact Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
  • You can also clean the print head from your computer.

MFC-T910DW

  1. Press Settings.
  2. Press or to select the following:
    1. Select [General Setup]. Press OK.
    2. Select [Maintenance]. Press OK.
    3. Select [Print Head Cleaning]. Press OK.
    4. Select [Black only], [Colour only], or [All]. Press OK.
    5. Select [Normal], [Strong], or [Strongest]. Press OK.
  3. Press .
    The machine cleans the print head.
  • If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, try cleaning the print head again up to three more times. If the print has not improved, contact Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
  • You can also clean the print head from your computer.

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Related Models

DCP-T310, DCP-T510W, DCP-T710W, MFC-T810W, MFC-T910DW

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