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Cheap ink problem

I purchased a second hand ink cart for my ip4300 printer. I followed the instructions on moving the chip to the new cart (#5) now I get an error stating I already have a #5 cart in the printer. Ive removed all carts and powered off and on the unit but still get the same error. do i need to purchase a new cart or is there a fix for this problem

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You need to reset chip..........

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