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Changing print color cartridge

I changed a Canon color cartridge with a new color cartridge (Staples brand, compatible with Canon 41 color) and now the printer will not recognize it. What could the problem be? Thanks.
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The cartridge you have change are did not much or not compatible with your printer. You just buy a cartridge with the same brand of your previous cartridge that used and to make sure that your printer are recognize it. Because some compatible ink are cannot be recognized by other printer.

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So you have to replace the cartridge with brand new one.

(for your additional reference, it doesn't happen to black cartridge)

So at least you can refill black...

If you would like to save money, try nozzle injection refill kit by ROADINK.
Not only they are easy, but also the printing quality is good.
For your better understanding pls check out my youtube video.
And will see how easy ink refill can be done.">

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