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Blue does not work properly after cleaning several times. Is there something else I can do. I have changed cartridges as well.

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Try powerful cleaning:
Press menu, then start black copy, then four times arrow-up quickly after another.Machine will be in maintenance mode
(all lights will flash).
Press 7-6-4 and OK (or start-black-copy).
When finished press 7-6-3 then start black copy,
printer will do a power purge.
Leave maintenance mode by pressing 9-9.
If cyan ink cartridge is not OEM, try with OEM ink cartridge.
If this not help better think about new printer, because cost of repairing this one is profitable.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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