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C84 printer changed color ink tanks now printer will not ptint color as the magenta color does not work took new tank out and replaced it with another new tank and still will not work the other tanks now show about half full and magenta is showing full when you open the tools menue, prints black ok.

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Re: c84 printer

Sorry but It uses Durabrite ink which tends to turn into hard gel if not printed at least once a week. Its less painful and expensive to just throw the printer out and buy a new one. I recommend the canon PIXMA ip3500. It lets you remove the printhead for cleaning unlike the Epson. If you want to try your luck at unclogging the printer heres a link to a unclogging kit but be warned that results are not guaranteed!

Thanks for reading!

Posted on May 01, 2008

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