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I have just put in both black and colour refills into my printer which is a Pixma MP150, it it printing both black and colour ok, however my Black Ink light still keeps flashing on and off, the coloured light is staying on, could you help me to overcome this problem please, when I go to print, i get the message that my ink is running low, i close off the message and it print anyway, thanking you Sylvia

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I think you printer cartridge as sensor which ink levels as it is failed in the black cartridge ,you can either clean the contacts the printer and cart with dry tissue paper and replace and set printer installing new cart or use it like this because the printer company doe not support refilled cartridges to be used .

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