BROTHER DCP-165C BLACK INK NOZZLE BLOCKAGE CLEANING
If yourprinter is under warranty then take it to a Brother Service Center for Print HeadMaintenance.
If not and you are technically minded and/or adventurous, then youcould try to clear the likely cause of this fault (potential blocked micro-nozzles on the print head) yourself.
Remove all the cartridges, wrap them in clingwrap/clingfilm and then place them(upside down) on an old newspaper to minimize accidental leakage > removethe print head (a small square, gold, patterned contact plate sitting at theback of the cartridge compartment) > immerse the print head in a solvent for 24 hours (sometimes longer). Below is a webpage showing you how to create, handle, store, use yourown solvent recipe to and safely and responsibly dispose of used solvent:
Removeand blow dry the print head until completely dry > reinstall print head >reinstall cartridges > repeat head cleaning and test print procedures again.
For the future, either with this or any other printer, please remember thesetiny micro-nozzles can very easily become blocked with dried ink. You canprotect against this by always using good quality ink, printing regularly tokeep ink flowing through the system (including the odd unnecessary test print,if necessary), replacing empty cartridges without delay, not allowing dryingair to dry ink residue in the micro-nozzles by never leaving a cartridge spaceempty for more than the few seconds it takes to change a cartridge, alwaysfully prepare, unpack, unclip and unpeel the new cartridge before removing theempty one, try to avoid being distracted while changing cartridges (so easy toforget and leave a cartridge space empty and the cartridge bay open).
Please don't hesitate to ask for more help if you need it.
I hope this helps.
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