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if the cartridge is chipped, it will still be recognised as empty, since the cartridge uses a backwards counter to estimate the amount of left-over ink. there are tools to reset the chip on an ink cartridge to refill it, which you can normally buy in the shop where you bought the refill-kit (if not already included). please note that the cartridge may not warn you again about being empty. when print quality deteriorates, refill. if print quality stays bad (even after a refill), replace the cartridge with a new (original) one.
Sometimes even when an ink cartridge has been refilled to capacity, your printer still registers it as empty. This is because your printer remembers that the cartridge was previously installed and it can only remember it as being empty. Part of this is due to technology put in place by printer manufacturers so that you will always have to buy new cartridges. Part of it is also that print catridges are clogged if not used for sometime after its empty even after refilling this is because the contact was already clogged due to the dryness of the old ink inside it before refilling so in that case you will clean/soak the contacts with solvent before refilling .
again since there is no “official” way to fix this problem, you have to basically clear the printer’s memory to make it recognize that you are installing a full cartridge. If you have tried to install the refilled cartridge and you have done all you can to convince your printer that the cartridge isn’t still empty, then basically you just have to unplug your printer for a minute and then trying reinstalling again. but it should fix this problem and it can potentially fix other annoying things your printer is doing.
is it a refilled cartridge? if it is it wont recognice it u should just buy a new one or keep printing if it lets u because i had the same problem and i had to get a new cartridge because it wouldnt let me print at all
Hi , if you are getting the error msg 12203 , pperform the following steps, remove both the cartridges from the printer and unplug the power adapter ( black box) from the back panel of the printer, clean the cartridges using a damp cloth .
initially put only the black cartridge and then turn on the system , it will give you the error msg right cartridge missing, you can ignore it and try copying a document .
remove the black cartridge and put the color one in, and then try printing.
during the printing with any of the cartridge inside the printer if it gives out the error msg 1203 then that cartridge has to be replaced...