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I refilled the color cartridge. The light that indicates lack of ink didn?t stop blinking. After a couple of prints, the second light for black ink also started blinking and now the printer doesn?t print anymore. I showed my cartridges to a refilling store and they said that they were almost full. Can somebody please help?

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You can try to press & hold the stop/reset button for 3-5 seconds.
If this still do not clear.
Again try to press & hold the stop/reset button for 3-5 seconds

If the stop/reset button does not work
You may try pressing the color button

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Depending on your Canon printer model there are numerous solutions to reset the ink level monitoring to allow print operations. A collection of all the reset procedures, for iP/MP/MX and MG printer models, can be found at the Inkjet411 site (both document and video versions).
http://inkjet411.retailinkjet.com/?page_id=1533

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