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My printer appears ink has run out but they already full..the ink doesnt recognized by the printer..what can i do about it...please help me i really need an answer..please i really need it so badly....i hope you can answer my question....

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Are you using compatible or OEM cartridges? The printer depends on a chip on original cartridges to set ink levels, most all compatible cartridges don't have the chip and the levels will not reset. If using compatible cartridges is the orange light flashing?

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