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HL-4040CN don't show or read new refilled magenta cartridge.

Please help. My HL-4040CN is only 3 weeks old. Two days ago I refilled my yellow cartridge, it works and the print quality is as good. Today I refilled my magenta cartridge and to my disappointment the LCD don't show or read the magenta refilled cartridge, and the printer won't print.

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  • Sunny10 May 14, 2008

    The magenta cartridge emptied that's why I refilled it, meaning it was working and not defective before I refilled it. Anyway, before I got your message I bought a new cartridge, sucks, and it's now working. The bottom line is, I want to refill my cartridges when they empty so I can save on toners. Is this possible in my unit?

  • ctnozil Jun 09, 2014

    When the cartridge shows toner empty. you need to reset the message when you replace a refilled cartridge, but if it is a new original cartridge it will reset automatically.

  • ctnozil Jun 09, 2014

    Use original.

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Resetting the gear will inform the printer that your cartridge is new and is ready to print. Some people reset the gear to try and use up as much of the toner that is left as possible . to help do this cover the small clear window on the cartridge with a black sticker os the printer cannot see how low the toner level is.

Before refilling you must first empty the old toner

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If you have removed and reinstalled the magenta cartridge several times, it is very likely the cartridge is defective out of the box. If you have another magenta cartridge, put that one in and see if the problem resolves. I'm betting it will. If that second cartridge does work, then return the defective cartridge to where you purchased it - they should replace it without a hassle.

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  • Neal Brown May 21, 2008

    Refilling inkjet cartridges is a risky proposition. In my experience, it does not work out better in the long run. Often you will refill a cartridge with ink that you cannot recover and then the cartridge stops working - such as what happened.

    With the new cartridges if they don't work, you can at least get them replaced. When it is a refilled cartridge, you are on your own.
    I also do not recommend buying generic cartridges, preferring to stick with OEM only.

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