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I used generic ink and now my printer isnt working like before

Hi; im fran and i have a kodak 5100 all in one printer. i ordered a generic brand ink and when i tried it it stunk, so i stopped using it and ordered my kodak ink like i should have in the beginning. well i put the ink wells in clicked them and tried to print. well its a mess first, most of the time the paper only prints what it likes and margins. the paper is mostly blank. i just tried again and it printed a kodak add its so light you can read it and the two faces look like the girls are possessed. i dont know what to do, i looked and it said something about cleaning the printer head, i dont even know where it is. we are not computer smart and we are not printer smart either, can you explain it in real simple terms so someone like me can get it running.. forever grateful fran from chatham

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Some new printers will not take generic ink they have a metallic strip on the cartridge that communicates and sends a message this is not genuine or this is a refill

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