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Our Printer is not printing with the yellow ink

All the other colours are working fine and we have done all the nozzle checks etc and it seems to be fine but when we print a picture it is a purple shade

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This might sound silly but always endure the tape covering the print nozzle and air hole at the top are removed. If the red light is steady when you open the cover this is the most probable problem.

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Have you checked the ink supply to make sure they have ink. What it sounds like is that one of the colors is either empty or clogged. Hoppe this will help. Bud

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