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Printer says black, cyan etc near empty

Hi, I refill my carts and have probably confused the print counter when refilling. However, your trick of unplugging the machine(brother MFC5440cn) taking out the carts and leave for 3 mins, has not worked. Having unplugged the machine, taken out the carts and then left the machine for at least 3 minsa, then plugged back in, the display, did not ask for carts but said each colour was now near empty, and this with no carts installed! Any ideas please.
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Open scanner. take carts out. refill to max and place it back in one after another. Watch display and give answer.

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