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Printer jamming when printing in color

We replaced the Photo Magenta and Photo Cyan. The printer works just fine when we print black and white now, but it will jam and make an awful sound when we try to print anyting with color. We've replaced several cartriges before and everything was fine. Don't know what's going on now. Tried making sure each cartridge is in, made sure we installed it right. Thoughts?

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Re: Printer jamming when printing in color

Make sure the color cart. are installed correctly

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