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Cannot print with new ink cartridge

Cannot print. Instructs me to replace empty ink cartridge which I did. Message won't go away. Won't align. Won't clean printheads. Won't print diagnostic page. Won't print test page. Estimated Ink Levels indicate that the new cartridge I just put in is empty. Does this sound like a defective ink cartridge?

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Sounds like a non genuine, aftermarket ink that is dodgy.

if not ensure it is indicating the same colour that you replaced

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