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My brother printer MFC-5840CN refuses to acknowledge that all ink is filled and refuses to print, even in black when I have just installed a brand new ink

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HI,

Did you try uninstalling the drivers and then reinstalling it?
I believe this will fix your problem.

Goodluck,
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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Did you clean the print heads...???

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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