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After replacing the ink cartridges ran out I replaced them for new ones and the machine is not telling me that cartridges are empty tried and tried to rereplace them and I still keep getting the same

How is the best thing to do? thanks

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  1. Press the Menu/Set key.
  2. Press the up or down navigation key until TEST PRINT appears on the LCD.
  3. Press Fax Start. The DCP/MFC begins printing the Print Quality Test Sheet.
  4. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the print quality or alignment needs improvement or adjustment.
StepA - Checking the print quality:
  1. The display will read "IS STEP "A" OK?" 1.YES 2. NO.
    Before choosing YES or NO, closely examine the print quality of the four color blocks that are formed by short diagonal lines on the Test Sheet.
    If all lines are clear and visible, press 1 (YES) and proceed to StepB. If you can see missing short lines, press 2 (NO).

  2. The display will then ask you if the print quality is OK for each color. Press 2(NO) for any color with the problem.

  3. The display will then show START CLEANING? 1.YES 2. NO.
    Press 1(YES) and the DCP/MFC will start cleaning the color ink cartridges.

  4. After the cleaning is finished, press Fax Start. The DCP/MFC will print another Print Quality Test Sheet.

  5. If you can see missing short lines in any of the four color blocks press 2 (NO) and repea the quality check and cleaning process. Repeat this procedure at least 5 times if print quality remains a problem. If short lines are still missing after the fifth cleaning and test print, replace the necessary ink cartridges. If the print quality of the 4 color blocks is OK, press 1 (YES).
StepB - Setting the Alignment:
  1. The display will then read "IS STEP "B" OK?".

  2. Examine the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI test prints on the Print Quality Test Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI most closely matches the 0 sample, press 1(YES).
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press 2 (NO). The display will then prompt you to select the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 DPI and then 1200 DPI.

  3. Print another Print Quality Test Sheet by following the steps provided at the top of this page and check it.

  4. Press Stop/Exit.

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Your machine is equipped with an ink dot

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monitors the level of ink in each of the 4

cartridges. When the machine detects an ink

cartridge is running out of ink, the machine

will tell you with a message on the LCD.

The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low

or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD

prompts to replace the ink cartridges in the

correct order.

Even though the machine tells you that an ink

cartridge is empty, there will be a small

amount of ink left in the ink cartridge. It is

necessary to keep some ink in the ink

cartridge to prevent air from drying out and

damaging the print head assembly.

a Open the ink cartridge cover.

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for example Black, the LCD shows

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b Pull the lock release lever down and

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shown on the LCD.

c Open the new ink cartridge bag for the

color shown on the LCD, and then take

out the ink cartridge.
d Remove the protective yellow cap (1).

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If the protective yellow caps come off

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e Each color has its own correct position.

Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of

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f Lift each lock release lever and push it

until it clicks, and then close the ink

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g If you replaced an ink cartridge, the LCD

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counter for that color. If the ink cartridge

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monitors the level of ink in each of the 4 cartridges. When the machine detects an ink cartridge is running out of ink, the machine will tell you with a message on the LCD. The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD prompts to replace the ink cartridges in the correct order.
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C Open the new ink cartridge bag for the color shown on the LCD, and then take
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