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No cartridge i have replaced all cartrides, no matter what i do, it always says "no cartridge" or the ink levels are low when they are new. Help someone please.

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Re: no cartridge

You have to print until the cartridge is EMPTY. The machine stopps printing. Replace the cart afterwards. Printjob will be finished. DO NOT REPLACE WHEN DISPLAY SHOWS: NEAR EMPTY

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It did the same for me,I just unplugged the maxhjne for a few minutes , take out cartriages replug machjne, replace cartriages and clean. Maybe this will help you?

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Re: no cartridge

Unfortunately, the brother machines I have experiences with at work have this problem a lot. My Brother representative has not been able to give me a reason why or how to fix them so I believe it is a machine wide problem. I would unfortunately replace it with something like a HP, they tend to last longer than lots of other machines I have sold.

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Hi there,
Check the status of each cartride by using the ink lamp.
You have 3 lamps
(A) Alarm lamp
(B) Black ink lamp
(C) Color ink lamp
Make sure that the LED is on standby mode.
a) If the ink lamp lights.
Cause : Ink is low.
Action :You can continue printing for a while, but we recommend you have a new FINE cartridge available.

b) The Alarm Lamp lights and the ink lamp flashes .
* If "E, 1, 3 " is displayed on the LED, ink has run out.
Cause : Ink level cannot be detected.
Action : Ink may have run out.
The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled since the ink level cannot be correctly detected.
If you want to continue printing without this function, press Stop/Resset buttonfor atleast 5 seconds.
Canon recommends to use new genuine Canon cartridges in order to obtain optimum qualities.

* If E,1, 6" is displayed on the LED,
Cause : Ink has run out.
Action. Rreplace the ink cartridge and close the Scanning Unit (Printer Cover).
If printing is in progress, you want to continue printing, press the Stop/Reset button for atleast 5 seconds with the ink cartridge installed. Then printing can continue under the ink out condition.
The function for detecting the remaining ink level will be disabled.
Replace the empty ink cartridge immediately after the printing. The resulting print quality is not satisfactory, if printing is continued under the ink out condition.

c) Only the ink lamp flashes
Cause : The function for detecting the remaining in level is disabled.

Hope this helps.
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Have a good day.

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