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Doesn't detect cartridge

Says doesn't detect black cartridge. Interesting because i just did three clean printhead cycles and now this. I did take the cartridge out to see how much ink was left because my pictures still have lines, and then put it back in. What could have happened? What should I do next?

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Unfortunately this happens from time to time, has the cartridge been refilled or anything? Usually getting a new cartridge fixes the problem as it's usually the cartridge that's messed up.

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