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Says the yellow ink needs replacing,have a new ink cartridge in

The digital screen says the yellow ink cartridge is empty, put in a new yellow cartridge closed cover and it still says I need a new yellow ink cartridge and the only way I can shut down the machine is to pull the plug.

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  • jmcuminale Jan 29, 2009

    i have this same problem and i tried cleaning with a dry cloth, still does not work, any suggestions on cleaning

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Pulled plug, removed yellow cartridge, cleaned point where yellow ink goes in, put plug back in and it worked.........Thanks

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