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Prints "blue" on a document that supposed to be "red"

Any document that contains red ink imprints will not print red. The machine substitutes blue for red. All toner cartridges are new and I have tried more than one cartridge for each color. Can this be fixed?
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The red color contains the blue and magenta colors so your problem is not printing blue insted of red , your red laser miror is dirty from inside you should open the back of the printer then open the laser scaner then clean it then replace it

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