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Brother 420CN I keep trying to add cyan to my Brother MFC 420 cn and it says I have to add cartridges when i already have them in.  What gives?

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  • Phattfish Aug 21, 2008

    I thought I had already tried your suggestion previously but trying it a 2nd time worked!  Thanks......

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    Sandy Blankenship Mar 19, 2009

    It is telling me to replace all of my cartridges and I have they are all full of ink. I took them out and cleaned all around where they go in. It is still giving me that message

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Switch off the printer..... remove the cartridges... gently clean the sensor area. re -fix the cartridges and switch on......

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