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Red ink my red comes out pink? any ideas how to correct this?

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Did you just fill your ink cartriage ? sometimes if you dont fill the bay deep enough you will get a light color. make sure that you feel the needle almost touch bottom before slowly adding your ink. Another possibility if all colors are light is your settings for your printer. You might of selected a draft setting for example. That would make your colors light.

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We just attached the macbook to the hppsc 1350v all in one printer and new print cartridges. When attempting to print, message reads"color print cartridge not compatible with this printer". We know we have...


Hi,

Just to confirm pls:
1. the new print cartridges are original HP inks;
2. you have remove the bright pink tape from the ink cartridges;
3. the black is on the right side and the color is on the left side.

You can try removing both cartridges and clean the gold colored contacts where the pink tape was. Pls do the same to the mate pins in the cartridge holder in the printer.

Try again. If this does not be corrective, you may need to change inks again.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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