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Yellow is missing in printouts, and the color is heavily purple, even after putting in new red cartridge and doing a deep clean

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Yellow cartridge is clogged or bad. If yellow is not being out put then it will throw the other colors off. You could print a yellow, light blue, magenta (pinkish) , and black squares using MS paint or other paint program. This will narrow down which cartridge has a problem.

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Hi George,

It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink

The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
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The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
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Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
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BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
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