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I cannot get yellow & magenta to print. I cleaned the head numerous times but it does not help. i ended up placing the blue cart in the slot where the yellow & magenta was and did the test print and still only black and blue printed. What is the problem?

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if you didn't use printer for a long time your head need cleaning

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • arielali Oct 14, 2010

    I have actually been using the printer regularly. I

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