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C light flashing constantly

I've replaced Canon black and colour empty cartridges with compatible cartridges. B light is static but C constantly flashing. Although the printer is working a banner comes up saying colour OK but black is running out. Can you help please. Diana

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Re-install the printer software

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I hope the first suggestion works for you as will not cost any money.

Thanks J

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