LC02, LC04, LC21, LC31,  LC800 

Brother ink refill instructionsBrother ink refill instructions

1.Remove cartridge and put a piece of tape over the outlet port to prevent ink drips during the filling process.

2. Pry off the black or color lid (cover) from the top of the cartridge by using a small flat blade screwdriver.

3. Remove the larger silver seal using a pocket knife or finger nail.

4. Enlarge the Filling hole in the top of the cartridge(s) using the thumb drill provided.

5. Hold the cartridge so that the Vent hole (at the front of the cartridge) is slightly higher than the Filling hole.

6. Insert the syringe through the Filling hole, and push all the way into the cartridge.  The cartridge contains a sponge and a slight resistance may be felt.

7. Very S-l-o-w-l-y inject up to 7 ml. of ink until the reservoir under the Vent hole fills from the bottom to the top.

8.Reseal both holes (Filling and Vent) with tape.

9. Replace the cover by snapping the cover back onto the cartridge.

10. Remove the tape from the outlet port when ready to reuse the cartridge.

11. Unused ink may be returned to the bottle.  Rinse the syringe with warm water and dry for future use.

12. Replace the cartridge(s) and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages: for Black for Color 

Note on LC04 Black Only:
You can get more copies if you cover the side of the cartridge that sits against the printer with a piece of black electrical tape. This has two benefits. You'll get more copies per refill and it is easier to refill because you don't have to get the reservoir under the vent hole full. The one drawback is that you have very little warning of low ink. It will print lite for a couple of pages and then nothing.

A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
3 Syringes for Color
1 Syringe for Black
1 Thumb Drill
Aluminum Tape

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