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Color problem I installed a new magenta cartridge and now every photo I print (color or black and white) comes out magenta.

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  • lionne Feb 10, 2008

    Thanks so much for answering so fast. In the meantime, I figured out that maybe it was because the cyan and yellow cartridges were about out. What threw me off was that the printer hadn't alerted me to that yet like it usually does. So I'm going to insert new cyan and yellow and see what happens.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    hi im not really clued up on printers but i have a canon mp110 and it is printing everything everything in pink and i have put new cartridges in last week can someone help me soon before i throw it out the window

    julie

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Chances are your othe cartridges were low...

When you install a new cartridge your printer does a head cleaning, and it uses alot of ink...

If the others were low, your printouts will show magenta as its the only color left...

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