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Printer thinks the ink cartridge is not installed-- but it is

We have exactly same problem as that posted by catada on Aug 03, 2007. Was the problem ever fixed? We have used the printer without problem for over a year and now suddenly it won't print, just keeps saying that the ink tank is not installed, when it actually is. Thanks for any ideas

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Re: printer thinks the ink cartridge is not installed--...

Remove the catridge and re install still you getting the same msg then pls try with new catridge. bye

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