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Cartridge Leaked Our LaserJet 1600 Magenta cartridge "leaked", now I have red on everything. Do I trust buying new cartridges, after trying to clean everything up? Is it common for a toner cartridge to leak?

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Yes it is. Just change the magenta and it will be normal.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010


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