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Uneven color on photo prints.

When I print out my photos, I get uneven color on photo prints. Ir appears in bands.

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You need to clean your print cartridges.

Go to servicing the device in printing preferences or settings.

It should print a test page and your prints should be fine.

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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