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I replaced all 3 color cartridge with origanal hp products, even after calibrations (3 times-full mode) only cyan and black are printing nicely. red and magenta colors are not printing.this is not driver issue, cause i am checking from printer menu itself. kindly help me. thanks

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This is a common problem with this model of printer. The scanner optic degenration is due to dust buildup on mirrors and lenses. Since the most vulnerable mirror reflects its laser beam to the magenta toner cartridge, red tones are the first to show fading. Colours shift: purples turn blue and oranges turn yellow. The printer optics will need to be cleaned by a technician to resolve this issue as it means dismantling your printer deep into the optics to fix the problem.

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