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Replaced both black cartridges but still prompting me to replace

My black cartridges were empty so i replaced both with original Epson cartridges but the ink light is still up and i am still getting a warning message asking me to replace the black. the colour ones are fine still

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It is the problem is your printer cartridge head change it and solve

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