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I have refilled my cartridges but it keeps telling me that An ink cartridge is not installed properly.

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There is an chip identifier in that catridge. Rifill catridge is not working for Canon Pixma series. If you will able to change that counter chip. then its possible.

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May be one of the cartridges is defective electrical. In most case it's color.Try to change it.

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