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Changing black & colour ink cartridge

I changed both the black & colour ink cartridges in my printer, but the printer continues to say 'Error - no black ink cartridge'. For some reason it's not recognizing that there is a new cartridge installed. The cartridges are not Epson, but are Pro-Jet. It says they are for use with Epson Stylus CX3200 so there shouldn't be a problem there. Any suggestions?

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Re: Changing black & colour ink cartridge

My guess is that it will be the non gen carts they cause heaps of trouble, beleive me. Hard to tell you for sure but the first thing I would do if you brought it in for repair would be to put in manufactures cartridges.

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