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Color ink cartridge does not work

I can't get the color ink cartridge to print any color ink. It was a new cartridge, so it's not empty. The black works fine.

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Have you tried the steps described on the HP website for what to do if you've got a missing color? Click here to view those instructions.
Give those instructions a try and let me know how it worked?


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Posted on May 26, 2010

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