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Mfc 215c printer ink problem

Mine is showing alternately 'no cartridge' or 'black ink empty; cyan near empty; magenta nr empty; blue nr empty; yellow nr empty, even though I have put new full catridges in. I have tried turning it off and on, taking them out, putting them back in, several times to no avail. Seems like it is in a loop. Have tried uninstalling, reinstalling but no good. Still the same messages. Think it needs to go back to factory settings, but don't know how to do it. Any ideas?

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Yes. unplug machine from power outlet. take all carts out. wait 5 min. leave scanner top open when powering up again. machine demands carts. reinstall carts and ANSWER display.
DO run a firmware update afterwards (see brother homepage of your country).

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