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The yellow ink doesn't print although the ink shows full

Also the cleaning process doesn't seem to work at all . Nothing happens except some noises. What to do? I use it for color printing for my photo/art and am in trouble .
Any help would be appreciated.
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  • rwis1 Apr 27, 2008

    i have a hp officejet 6110 that doesnot print yellow.

    i cleaned them with the machine 4 times and reseated them numeres times.

    I also cleaned the contacts with solvent but it still dosen't print yellow.

    Help

    rwis1@sbcglobal.net

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Hi there! are you using original canon ink cartridges? if so, your cartridge might have defects, try to replace your cartridge with a new one. If you're using compatible ink cartridges try to replace it with an original canon ink cartridge. Have a good day!

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