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HP G85xi printer - No color output

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No color output

Try test pages - No color output.

Try Cartriage load and contact looks ok.


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> First thing to try is a cleaning and maintenance cycle. There are also
> rare instances of cartridges being defective, it may have one of those.
An uninstall and reinstall of the printer may also help

Posted on Oct 21, 2007


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