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Copies print with a magenta hue. The color yellow doesn't print out. Tried 3 cartriages all the same. Clean printer also.

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Try dabbing the cartridges on a paper towel, if you don't see a yellow line, the yellow is just empty, many have had the same complaint, new cartridges with no yellow inside.

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