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BrotherMFC-235C status monitor shows ink is empty,but its new ink,and wont print

I have a new laptop using windows vista .i`m trying to install my brotherMFC-235C .The status monitor shows ink is empty,but its new ink (not original ink,but i have used it before) and it also says its offline.When i go into start,control panel,printer, everything is ok.it wont print out test page.ihave uninstalled and reinstalled and changed usb cable to usb2 cable.What now?

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We called asus and we had to delete a filter in the main program.problem now solved.

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