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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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