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Printing Problem My T45 Prints Black ok but my color is all kind of pink.I cleaned the printer and it still does the same.Thanks

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  • bear378 Feb 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, and the ink cartridge is new.

  • bear378 Feb 03, 2008

    (Excuse the repetition. I used the wrong email.)
    I have the same problem, and I jest installed a new color ink cartridge.

  • Hydroguy Feb 03, 2008

    same here. Not its not the ink.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I have an officejet t45 that will not print blue color now. I have cleaned the contacts on the cartridge, installed new one and still no blue color. I have windows XP system on my computor

  • sololebron Feb 24, 2008

    Same problem here. Yes, I have replaced the color ink cartridge and still has the same pinkish cast to all my color copy attempts.No blue, green yellow, etc.

  • usmale452 Mar 05, 2008

    My printer was just set up, & will print only in black. Two brand new cartridges were just bought & installled. This problem has been a real mess up for me. Sometimes you need color printing, & there is no good reason that the printer will only do printing in black. Hopefully, somebody will have an answer for what is going on here. Thanks for the posts. At this point, do yourself a favor & don't buy this printer.

  • SondraWins May 06, 2008

    I have had two of these exact printers. Both quit printing yellow after a year or so of use. Tried new color print cartridges, cleaning the print head, and all other recommendations to no avail. I think this must be an inherent problem with the T45.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    I've had my T-45 for several years. Just recently it started only printing color in pink. I've tried changing the ink cartridges, cleaning, etc. - still no blue, yellow, etc. - just like all the others. Maybe its time to change to the Kodak Share printer.

  • davemin1 Jan 15, 2009

    The point is that the postings say they change color cartridges. I've replaced mine and still print pink when it should be blue



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This is usually a sign that you are either running out of ink or have run out of ink

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