Brother ink cartridge won't hold ink

By Professor122559
Jul 25, 2009
  1. My sister has a Brother MFC 210c and somehow when she pulled the cartridge out for me to refill she must have bumped the pressure release button. Does anyone know how to re-pressurize one of these cartridges? It would be a great help as we don't have the money to replace the cartridge at this time. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    If it looks ok visually, you shouldn't have any problems, it's only an air release valve which is depressed when the cartridge is installed.
  3. Professor122559

    Professor122559 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. Now if I can manage to get it in without ending up with ink all over everything I'll be doing good. :D I will post back and let you know how it goes.
  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    The valve is on the top side, right?
  5. Professor122559

    Professor122559 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, the release valve and the feed valve are both on the bottom. What I did was I had my wife hold the cartridge while I used the refill syringe to to draw air out of the cartridge at the same time that I pushed the release valve pin back in where it belonged. It worked like a charm. I then refilled the cartridges and everything is back in order. Thank you again for your help. It was really appreciated.
  6. mathewdavid

    mathewdavid TS Rookie

    I think its only problem of air valve which is placed inside of it.
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