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Won't say it has a new cartridge of yellow

The screan on the printer continues to tell me that the yellow is empty even it has been replaced with a new cartridge

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Re: won't say it has a new cartridge of yellow

Unplug mfc from power. take all carts out of the assy. wait two minutes. plug in power. machine demands carts. reinsert one cart after another which will be asked and displayed from machine. For the "old" ones push 2 (no change) for yellow 1 (yes). Machine should start cleaning afterwards. Do only change carts when machine STOPPS printing! Otherwise the eeprom logic will be fooled (and give wrong info!)

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