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Lexmark printer "replace cartridge" after refill install

I have 2 lexmark inkjet printers (P6250 & x4270) that both exhibit the same problem that after a refil or replace cartridge with a generic. They may print for short while but then complain about the cartridge needing to be replaced.
I filled more, cleaned contacts etc but no use. With the P6250 if I select continue and "select" on the printer it will actually print but that's for each print job.
I wonder if the printer senses characteristics of the non-lexmark ink?

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