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One color missing

Hi - I just put a new color cartridge in my printer and the color blue isn't printing. I took that cartridge out and opened another new one and in that one the color red isn't printing. I tried cleaning the printhead automatically with no results. Also tried cleaning with alcohol, still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks, dobie

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Re: one color missing

Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on and wait for 20 seconds.

2. Then, press and hold # and 6 while plugging in the power cord.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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