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Ink cartridges I have bought two black cartridges.They both stopped working when the graph showed half full. Is this the fault of the cartridge or the printer?

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What do you mean by the graph was on hald, do you mean when it appears on the computer screen or what because if so it might be the case that your ink catridges are half full but they have dried up

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