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Colors Murky... HP DeskJet 1120c

I'm not getting pure color output. There seems to be black mixed with the yellow and magenta, and perhaps a bit in the cyan as well. I have cleaned the printer, and changed both the black (45) and color (78) cartridges, only to have it produce the same result.
I have tried to take remove the black cartridge and print a test page, but it won't allow that. 
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REPLACE COLOUR CARTRIGE.IF THE CARTRIDGE IS DAMAGE ON THE INSIDE THE THREE COLOURS SOMETIMES MIX CREATING A COLOUR WHICH LOOKS BLACK

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To determine if the cartridge set can produce the correct basic colors, run the "Clean The Print Cartridges" function under Services in the printer driver properties. The cleaning process will produce black, cyan, magenta, and yellow if both cartridges are good. If one or more of the colors is missing:
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2. The print nozzles may be plugged, i.e. dried out or not being cleaned properly by the service station.
3. The cartridge and carriage electrical contacts may be dirty.
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If there is an incorrect color, the ink is mixed inside the color cartridge.

-- Do not continue until you have worked through any issues revealed above. --

After establishing that the printer is capable of producing the basic color set, print from a software application. If you are not getting the expected colors, consider these possibilities:
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2. Uninstalling and reinstalling the printer driver.
3. The printer may have failed.

Go to this web page for more information.
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Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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It all depends on the meaning of 'not properly'.

Try creating a document with four different squares, or words, of these colours: yellow, magenta, cyan and black. If all of them print (albeit not with the correct shades) it is probably an ICM driver error. But my guess is that only one of those four colors will print badly, due to a defective color cartridge.
The OKI 5150 makes all perceivable colours using cyan, magenta, yellow and black toners, so if one of these malfunctions, the resulting colors will lack the required shade of, say, yellow, and will appear to be "wrong". The yellow colour itself, of course, would simply disappear (the "yellow" you use might actually be 95% yellow and 5% cyan; then the "yellow" square will be printed as a very light shade of cyan, while the other colors - say, 95% magenta and 5% yellow - will turn out almost exact).

Try with the color test and replace any failing cartridge; if all four (almost) pure colours do print incorrectly, it's unlikely to be a cartridge problem, and we'll have to dig deeper.

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if you install ONLY the black cartridge, and the color cartridge remain the old one, (which in my opinion is the present case), your problem is from the color cartridge.
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