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Replaced ink cartridge printer continues to say no cartridge

Mfc 440
printer indicated that the black cartridge was empty. replaced it but the printer still says black is empty. replaced it with another cartridge and it still says it's empty.

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The way the MFC-440 (and lots of other inkjets) detect ink level is by shining a tiny light through a window on each cartridge. If the light passes through then the printer assumes the cartridge is empty. Take out the suspect cartridge and be careful not to tip it forward or backward i.e. keep it in the same orientation as when it comes out of the printer. Now look at the little plastic window that is on the end of the printer. Does it look clear or does it look black/blue/red/yellow? If it looks clear then your new cartridge is not really new at all. It is empty. Take it back and get another.

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You need to follow the whole procedure on your to ensure proper installation as soon as you install the new one, follow the instruction on the screen to calibrate your new ink 

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