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Will not print yellow

No yellow shows up even on test page tried new cart same thing

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Is the new cartridge an HP or an aftermarket. Yellow is the hardest ink to duplicate correctly in an after market cartridge and this is a common problem.
If you are using after market cartridges, try an HP cartridge. The printheads are part of the cartridge and clogging should not be an issue.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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