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I have an Epson R230 and the problem is that the yellow ink cartridge doesn't print... even if i make a cleaning and then print nozzle check the yellow color doesn't appear....

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You need more clean up until the yellow come, co'z maybe your yellow cartridge nozzle is stock or damage try to replace new one.

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