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Won't recognize new cartridge

Installed new color cartridge (Yellow). Machine won't recognize it. It keeps saying no cartridge installed. When I swap the cartridge colors. It doesn't recognize the Yellow cartridge no matter which slot I put it in. The old yellow cartridge (low ink) will also not be recognized in any slot

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