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Cannot print blue/green colors.

MFC-240C Blue/Green Color not printing. Comes out as yellow. In general the colors are all off but blue/green is the worst. tested color using : http://suda.co.uk/projects/color/ct2c.pdf

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Try cleaning the heads - mine wasn't printing blue or green either and it cleared up the problems (had to clean the heads several times).

Good luck!

Posted on Sep 29, 2013

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I think your cartridge is defective, you need to replace a new cartridge.

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