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F380 I changed the ink in my less than one year old F380 all in one and now it only prints pink,or it starts out great and fades into nothing and yes I took off the tape, i reinstalled it, please help, what else can I do..??

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Run the head cleaning routine a couple of times and this should rectify the the problem. you can get to it via the printer driver.

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