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Colour ink failing

I had to replace my colour ink in my 830u, and since doing this the red light remains on, everytime i force computer to check ink levels it says the colour needs replacing. i tried putting the old one back in and after several attempts it recognised the levels as being extremely low, my black recognises no problem, although without a working colour cartridge th printer wont print anything.

please help, i am desperate to print. it annoying a i only print every couple of moths and it seems that every time i do i have to replace my ink or there a connection fault etc.

can somebody recommend a cheap printer that not necessarily photo quality. i have had a good running with this priter and it was a replacement for the ever so expensive lexmark that i had before, but now ionly want to do standard printing. thanks. if you know a solution and want to buy this off me i am open to suggestions offers or even a swap.

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Remove the ink cartridges and clean the sensor below them.

Possibly ink on the blocking the sensor from reading the poper ink level.

After that put the cartridges back in and then go to printers on your PC and right-click the printer on the screen and try to locate a cleaning process or if you have software installed for the printer, run it through there.

Do it a few times if need be and then check the ink level.

Head cleaning it's normally called.

If it doesn't work, then the printer might simply need replacing.

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