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New cartridge - cleaned it twenty times. yellow does not show up on test print or printed page

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Its not the cartridge it is the printhead, if your turn off the printer the printheads plug up. the cleaning just wastes OUR ink if you ask me. It says its "cleaning" my new cartridges what a waste/

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