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MFC-490CW

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

MFC-490CW

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Date: 08/02/2013 ID: faq00000253_017

Is there a way to view how much ink is remaining?

You can check the ink status by running the Status Monitor (Status Monitor is installed automatically when installing the MFL-Pro Suite Software) or from the control panel. Follow the steps listed below to check the ink status.

NOTE: The screens may differ depending on operating system being used and your Brother machine.


1. Check the ink status from the control panel

  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.
  2. Press the up or down arrow key to select Ink Volume and press OK.
  3. Press Stop/Exit.


2. Check the ink status from the Status Monitor utility

*Windows users:

Open the Status Monitor. (Click here to see how to start Status Monitor.)


Status Monitor

*Mac OS X users:

Open the Status Monitor. (Click here to see how to start Status Monitor.)


Status Monitor

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If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

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