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The possible reason that this could happen is that when the chip connected to the ink is malfunctioning or the printer head that reads the chip on the ink cartridge is the one that's malfunctioning. Try replacing the cartridge with a new one first and see if it continues to happen. If not, then you might want to have your printer checked by a qualified technician.

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