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Ink error I have changed the ink of my printer, sometimes i cant print and sometimes i can, and the red light error on the printer keeps blinking even when i am printing, and the printer indicates "E" which means there is an error on ink, i dont know what seems to be the error., thanks everyone and good day

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Did you use some generic cardridge? some of the cardridge have memory chip and the generic, whatever they say, are not always compatible

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