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Bought compatible ink

The ink cartridge i bought requires the chip to be transferred over to the new cartridge ( will never buy these again they are shit ) my printer says i have 2 of the same kind inserted - which i obviously dont! 
I want to chuck it in the bin!
is it possible that i the chip is damaged?

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Re: Bought compatible ink

It's likely the chip. They can evidently get confused like the rest of us! Previous fixes were to replace the driver. No luck with me so I did what I was told by an idependant printer engineer and simply replace the offending colour cartridge. Hey Presto. Fortunately I was using Canons inks and they are going to replace it.

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