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Printer: Ink problem

I just replaced the color ink cartridge in the printer. It is not printing blue. I don't know what would cause something like that. The printer is about 2 years old, it is an HP PSC 1610 All-in-One. Any help would be great. Thank you.

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This is most likely the color ink cartrige , and it is clogging up
try to use the cleaning process to clean it
but you could also dab it with cd cleaning solution or INK REFILL sets have some ink cleaning solution included( if your going to do that)

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