Ink cartridges cannot be detected error means that either a cartridge is not clicked in correctly, the chip is dirty, faulty, or the chip contacts (in printer) are damaged.Try following the steps below to determine which it is. Make sure the printer is powered on - unless advised otherwise.1) Brother "ink cartridges cannot be detected" error can simply mean that the cartridges are not clicked in properly. Non genuine cartridge and particularly CISS cartridge can need a fair amount of force when installing - more than Brother genuine cartridges.2) Remove all the cartridges and inspect the cartridge chip and also the area on the printer where the cartridge sits. If dirty or inky, wipe it with damp tissue then polish with dry. Fit cartridge back in printer.Tell me if it makes any difference to your problem.
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