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I have an HP Color LaserJet 3700 that has decided to stop printing yellow. I have changed the cartridge several times and have run all of the diagnostics/calibrations many times with no success. I want to say the problem started a year ago when the black cartridge completely ran out and the printer refused to function until the black cartridge was replaced. The printer has never been the same since then. Any ideas?

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Press Menu. Drill down to Diagnostics
Go to DISABLE CARTRIDGE TEST
Now swap the Yellow and Black cartridges.
Print a Config page. If Yellow doesn't print, your cartridge is bad. If Black doesn't print, you could have a bad laser/scanner

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