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When i run a test pattern on my mfc 420 it will not print the yel

It will print all colors except yellow

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Clean the yellow printer head with the self cleaning function. Try printing yellow from a computer, etc. Check ink level, make sure it is not telling you low ink.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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