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Printer I have an HP Business Inkjet 1200 Series. The color cartridges show full, though the color print quality is quickly deteriorating. All color is coming out in primarily the magenta color. I replaced blue cartridge and no change. I went through the three step cartridge head cleaning process – did improve a little, but still very poor quality. I do get the lines in the colors as well.

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The cartridge needs cleaning. There are several things you can try. Using a wet paper towel, you can wipe the gold portion of the cartridge to try and draw out ink, or you can dunk the entire cartridge in warm water for a couple minutes or so (I have done this with success). The process is more clearly explained here:

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