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Faded copies only seems to print

Anything I print black & white or color comes out faded, how do i correct? Photos too, regular paper, everything, its really annoying.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    my black and white prints fine, but anything color is faded. how can i change this? I bought this printer to print colored pictures and now i cant!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I don't have the problem in color printing. But I did notice that the black ink part of the printing looked faded. I just installed a new PG41 cartridge and and am using a pg30 for black ink maybe that is the problem?

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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