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Ink replacement After replacing all ink cartridges the ink management still indicates that the levels are still low, black is empty and "No Cartridge" appears for black. I have taken the inks out and replaced, I have disconnected the power, do I need a new printer?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I replaced the Black Ink Cartridge 3 times (with New Cartridges) and I still receive the out of Black Ink message.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    I am having the same frustrating problem with the MFC 440CN Brother printer. The printer monitor said the black ink was out but there was plenty in the cartridge. I changed it to a new one, it printed a few pages then said that the black ink was empty. I tried turning the printer off and pulling the power, restarting the computer, but all for not. This printer has been pretty reliable until now. Does anyone have a solution?

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Slowly off and on the printer for five times without cartridge, printer saves data of cart of last 5 only so next time it reads full ink..

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