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Message keeps saying ink out of date....just replaced the cartridges less than a month ago.

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Hi
You may have replaced the ink cartridges, but did you know that the ink have data on the chips on the cartridges with a date so the inks you bought maybe already old so it maybe this, it reading the data on the chips and there is a time limited on them,
So you may have to replace them again, and I would buy them from a shop that sells lots then they are up to date
All the best and be careful where you buy your inks.
Pineworks

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