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Brothers printer I have just installed a new black cartridge and on the small screen it says "Ink empty-black". What could the problem be?

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  • seejay01 Apr 04, 2009

    My Brothers MFC210C give me a message saying thatmy Black Ink Cartridge is empty. Please open the scan cover and change the cartridge. And the colored one are almost empty.



    But all of them are brand new...



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Your new cartridge may be dried up

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