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Colors print different

Hello, i try to print something black, and the printer gives me green pages. After a while the yellow and blue are finnish the ink, and now, i receive red print instead black color. Why ?
I clean the head, nothing.
What can i do ?

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  • bebef Jan 18, 2008

    Is it because the ink has run out of the cartridge.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    blue comes out pink, green comes out yellow.



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Is it because the ink has run out of the cartridge, replace all the cart

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