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Black Yellow Print head

I have replaced the print head twice in 4 months, and now the printer screen says there is a problem and goes no further.

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Those are expensive printheads too, usually when that keeps happening it's because you are using generic ink and not HP, if that's the case you need to flush out the heads with water, replace the inks with OEM and you may need to flush the printheads again. If you are using OEM inks the printheads you are getting are out of date.

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