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Magenta Near Empty??

The ink cartridge is half way full, but I can't get it to stop saying "MGT Near Empty", even after I just put a brand new one in!

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This is only a reminder! The cart will show "empty" when it is really empty. You can print on until the printer stopps because of empty cart (and prints on when it is replaced).
Take the new on out and put it in again. answer display question with "1" (Yes, cart changed). "Near empty" Message will disappear.

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