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Ink Cartridges are full but keeps telling me they are not to then

I have a Brother MFC-5840CN and it won't print because it keeps telling me to change ink cartridges or even though they are in the it says no cartridge.

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  • lrogers571 Feb 26, 2009

    I put new cartridges in and still says the same. Lynn

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As a printer mechanic .i had got many customers coming at my work shop with this problem .and it gets soved by replacing the cartridge with new cartridge.as you said cartridges are full still it says change cartridges.but if the circuit of the cartridge is got faulty it will not print let it be full.so clean the brown colour metal circuit on the cartridge with a dry tissue.if its due to dust got stuck up on the circuit it will print otherwise the cartridge has to be changed in this case.

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