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I had the same problem on an MFC 5840CN that uses the 900 cartridges. On the back of the cartridge is a sloping section that protrudes. This fots in between a light sensing device that determines the ink level.
What seems to happen is that the light sensor goes wonky. It could be dirt
When you remove the cartridge the light sensor isn't picking up any light so the machine doesn't know that you have removed or changed the cartridge and therfore doesn't reset the print counter.
It is fiddly and difficult to get at which makes cleaning it awkward. I have just used a torch with great success.
Removed the cartridge, shone a torch on the sensor, used my finger to close the "lid open switch" and the display asked If had changed the cartrdge. Hey presto!
The only down side is that the machine may not sense when the ink level is really low. I don't know if the machine uses the light sensor or pre programmed count to determine this or a combination of the both.
Good Luck and this should get you printing again.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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