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Printer not printing colors

Printer not printing any colors, just black

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Habe you try cleaning the printer head, or did yu remove the protecton label of the cartridge?

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Your issue is probably the waste ink tube having popped off. More information HERE and fix HERE.

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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The 3550 won't print in any color if any of the colors are out. You'll have to replace the color ink that's empty to get it to print.

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try to clean and allign the catridges from the front panel menu of the printer..



regards,  raj_p5983

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