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Printer does register cartridges

When we turn the printer on it says to replace cartridges but they r in there, we tried taking them out and putting them back in but the same thing came up. there is still ink in all the cartridges so i dont know what the problem is.

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Re: printer does register cartridges

With ours, it looks like there is ink in there, but it is not enough to register. When we put new catridges in, it fixes the problem

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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My printer was showing no cartridges checked all cartridges for ink quantity one was a bit low changed it now works ok

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