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Ink cartridge

Hi I purchased a inkrite cartridge & fitted it as instructed placing the chip from empty cartridge onto new one. I then printed around 30 sheets fine.
I am now getting a box saying ink cartridge not recognised replace cartridge be grateful for any ideas I know I should have used an original cartridge
Thanks jan

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You basically got scammed on that purchase. The important detail they didn't tell you was that the chips need to be reset on these cartridges. By resetting the chip you are telling the printer it has a full cartridge. Once the chip thinks the cartridge is empty it will cease to print. That's why you got the cartridge to print some and then it quit. You don't necessarily have to buy original Canon cartridges, but you do need to make sure you are buying refills with reset chips. I recommend Cartridge World for refills. I would stay away from internet sellers because they pull stuff like this on you and give you terrible ink.

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