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Is the cartridge a new original Canon or is it refilled? If it is refilled it is likely whoever has refilled it has done a poor job. The Canon CLI-8 cartridges have kill chips on them that need to be replaced. Many refillers like to try to confuse people and tell them to either ignore it or put the old chip on their new filled compatible cartridge. The truth is that the chip must be replaced or reset for the printer to recognized it.

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