How do I Move the Print Head on a Brother MFC-240C?

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How do I Move the Print Head on a Brother MFC-240C?
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The Brother MFC 240C uses inkjet technology to print text and images on paper. The printer houses liquid ink cartridges which travel from one side of the printer to another on an assembly. At the bottom of this assembly sits the printer’s print head, which houses the tiny nozzles that spray the tiny ink droplets onto specific areas of the paper. You will need to manually move the print head if paper becomes jammed in its pathway, restricting the movement of the cartridge assembly.

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Things you need

  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Grab the front edge of the printer’s top cover. Lift up on the cover until the cover’s arm locks into position.

  2. 2

    Wait for the cartridge assembly to stop moving completely. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.

  3. 3

    Remove the print cartridges from the assembly by pressing on the front edge of each one, then lifting it toward you and then up. Place the print cartridges on paper towels.

  4. 4

    Press on both sides of the cartridge assembly, using care to not force it to move if it is stuck. Remove any paper that blocks it from moving from one side of the printer to the other.

  5. 5

    Reinsert the print cartridges so they click into place. Lift up on the top cover slightly, then slowly lower it down to the closed position.

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