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Even though you believe ink is still in the cartridge, your printer may not be able to sense this ink and may erroneously report that the cartridge is spent. If you receive this warning, remove the cartridge, turn off the printer and unplug it from the electricity. Wait 10 minutes. Restore the power and reinstall the cartridge as if it were brand-new. In many cases, the last bit of ink can be accessed after all--at least enough to produce a few more pages before the warning reappears.

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This should also be helpful in the future event that you may need to download drivers or access the manual to troubleshoot/fix an issue. Drivers and Guides can be downloaded from the Drivers & Software tab.

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