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Ink cartridges replaced still saying it is empty

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After replacing the cartridge do these steps:
1. Turn off the printer... (make sure the power plug is connected to the wall outlet)
2. Press and hold the Stop/Reset button
3. While holding the Stop/Reset button, press and hold Power button.
4. While holding the Power button, release the Stop/Reset button.
5. While still holding the Power button, press the Stop/Reset button twice.
6. Now release the Power button. (wait until it display "service mode")
7. Press the Stop/Reset button 8 times to reset the ink level.
8. Turn off the printer.

When you turn on the printer it will work now.

If error still persist, do these
1. Press and hold the Stop/Reset button and wait until the printer self-restart.

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