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Printer not recognizing the new color cartridge

It's printing black and white copies but it's showing the text box first with the picture of the two cartridges and shows the color empty.

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Turn back your old color ink -> do cleaning page few times -> replace new one if the problem persist -> change color ink if the problem persist again -> change cartridge

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