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I have an HP 2840 that keeps saying "incorrect yellow."

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  • balck
  • cyan
  • yellow
  • magenta
try that combination

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I'm about to dive into the printer and change the carousel. I'm having the same incorect yellow msg even when the cartridge is not inserted... I'll be back with further info.

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