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Canon Printer Cartridges

I have refilled the cartridges on my IP2500 printer a short time ago but now it's stopped printing saying they are empty when I know they're not. Is there any way round this?

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Try to unplug and plug it again..to reset everything..
or reload your cartridge on the carrier..

Posted on May 14, 2009

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