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Can't print in color

Have printed in the past in color w/o a problem but suddenly cannot.  I can not believe the color cartridge is empty as I have only printed a few times in color.  No error messages.  Help!

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How long have you tried to print color? If it hasn't been very long ago, then check your printer settings and make sure the "print in grayscale" option is not checked. If it has been a while since printing in color, your ink could have dried out. That happens. If so, you will need to replace the cartridge.

If this helps, please rate me. Thanks, Patty

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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