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Printer says ink near empty

I replaced the black and yellow ink catridges when they ran out but the printer hasn't recognised them as being there. The message reads....Near Empty Black....and Near Empty Yellow....even though they are full. When I print something, it's is very dull...almost black and white. There is no evidence of the red or blue either. I have turned the printer off, removed and re-installed the catridges but nothing is working....very frustrating. Can anyone help. How do I reset the printer???

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See here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t192382-near_empty_yellowe

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