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Ink cartridge won't click in place

Hi! For some reason when I try to change the Cyan ink the cartridge won't click in place. I used a flashlight to see if something is blocking it but there isn't anything there. I can force it in place by pushing the cartridge in with my fingers and snapping the lever closed but then the printer won't print Cyan. I've pulled all the other cartridges out to compare and noted that the Cyan cartridge seems to have Cyan ink dripping out of the cartridge and in the printer there is ink at the back where the "needle" pierces the cartridge. Could there be something dried up or stuck in there that won't let the cartridge in? I have tried two cartridges...both Brother generic. Please help...thanks!!

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No. the ink has stained the led-control board. If the printer is in warranty call brother. If not, you need a new cartholder as a spare part.

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