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Have changed cyan and magenta inks which it asked me to do and now when i print a picture or anything for that matter there is a pink hue all over the page!! jane

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Hi Jane,
Try to do few times the deep head cleaning, under printer properties on PC.
Are you using genuine or remanufactured ink tanks?
It also could be fault in ink tanks, especially if they are not genuine.
Also maybe its fault in purge unit and head.

Best would be to try with new oem inks, at least with one.

Hope that helped!

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