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Power and ink light on steady

I have a bulk ink system on the 1400 and the monitor shows all cartridges are empty. Have used this ink system for months with no problem. Any ideas.

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I removed the bulk cartridges and installed the original cartridges, then powered up the printer. Reinstalled the bulk cartridges.

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