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Tank indicator did not show cyan tank low/empty, after changing tank, still no blue color

Yesterday, I noticed there was no blue color in my printouts. Today I checked the tank and it was empty. There was no indicator to show this. I changed the tank anyway (I never refill tanks; it was a new one) and there is still no blue color.

Also, when I tried printing greyscale, there were verticle white lines through the picture. This is for a non-profit organization, so I need this fixed!


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Re: tank indicator did not show cyan tank low/empty,...

1) Make sure the tape was removed from the cartridge when installing the new one.

2) Try running a few cleaning cycles as this primes the cartridge.

3) DO not print without ink as it may damagew the head.

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