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New ink cartridges fitted, cleaned nozzles but colour still isn't working properly.

Ive just put new ink cartridges in, fitted them properly, cleaning the nozzles and printer heads but the colour still isnt coming out probperly, what next?

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Check to see if that kind of cart has a date chip built in to it. HP does that, and I have come across new, out of the box, color cartridges for my 2250 Business Ink Jet, which would not work at all, because their date had expired. Nothing I could do to make them work, but HP was kind enough to trade them for carts that had longer dates, since they realized that I had bought these things and didn't have such a heavy print load that I would use them up before they expired.
Give it a look and see. The date may be on the box, or on the cart itself.

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