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Not printing with yellow ink

I have installed a new Yellow ink cartridge but the machine will not print with yellow, I have checked it is installed correctly and I have cleaned it, cannot clean yellow seperately but have cleaned all colours a number of times only prints in pink, blue and black.
please help
Annette

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  • allstarsme07 Jun 26, 2008

    won't let me print black ink w/an empty yellow cartridge... how do i override this?

  • southerndraw Jul 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the yellow ink. If anyone has any suggestions, please reply.

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Thing that ticks me off, it won't even SCAN without that yellow tank. Should've kept that SCSI
scanner from WAY back when, at least it WORKED!

I've got the same problem, and have had the same or similar problems with Canon, HP, Epson.
So WHO do you get a printer from? BEST PICTURE, EPSON, no question. BEST OVERALL,
CANON, NO QUESTION. BEST... ehhh.... Brother, while it lasts. Next to last choice? Lexmark.
VERY LAST CHOICE ON THE CHEAPY MARKET IS... NO QUESTION! HP!!!!

If you're looking the OTHER end of the market, the TOP end, picture quality is STILL EPSON. Again,
the BEST OVERALL is CANON! Do it all on a budget is still the Brother. HP is THERE, it does NOT
do what the name says, OFFICEjet does NOT mean it works well for even a SMALL OFFICE. If you
think terminal services, don't, because it won't.

You want power and versatility, ANYTHING other than HP in the COLOR LASER line is usually just
fine. The only other exception to that is undoubtedly the cheapy Mikita line of color lasers. Makes
HP look like a KING. If ANYTHING OTHER THAN the "HP" is usually ok, and that POS makes the
HP look JUST like a crowned king, Mikita's got a golden boy turned to lead. The WORST software
I've ever had to deal with is HP, top to bottom, it just SUCKS! At least their hardware IS fairly stable
and reliable, at least as reliable as any other hardware. Mikita, GREAT COLOR LASER PRINTS!
When you can get it to print, When it WORKS, IF it recognizes the network, EXTREMELY user
UN-FRIENDLY!

If you're looking for that upper mark, and hence the Epson, just make sure you use it at LEAST on
a WEEKLY basis. If not, you've got a dead printer in about 2 months. 3 on the outside.

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If you are using a remanufactured ink tank, try one from the OEM. Sometimes that helps.

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I would never buy any other product from those rotten ******* brothers, they are just a bunch of money grabbing assholes

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1. First verify the position of the ink cartridges:


a. Open the ink cartridge cover and check to make sure the ink cartridges are in the correct order.


b. Starting from the left side, the correct order is Black, Yellow, Cyan(blue), and Magenta (red).


- If the ink cartridges are installed in the correct order, close the ink cartridge cover and continue to STEP 2.


- If the ink cartridges are not in the correct order, remove the ink cartridges that are installed in the wrong position by pressing down on the release lever(s), located above the ink cartridge and remove the cartridge(s) from the machine.


Next, reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the correct position in the machine by gently pushing the cartridge in until it clicks.


When all the cartridges are installed, close the ink cartridge cover.


2. After closing the ink cartridge cover, the LCD will prompt - Did youchange XXXX (XXXX = the color) This message will be displayed for ink cartridge that was removed. Press the - (Minus Key for No). This willkeep accurate data of how much ink is left in the cartridge.


1. Press the INK key.


2. Press OK to select Test Print.


3. Press OK to select Print Quality.


4. Press the COLOR START key.


5. Review the Check Sheet. The colors on the Check Sheet should be in a specific order: Black, yellow, Cyan (Blue) and Magenta (red).


a If the colors on the Check Sheet are in the correct order and are notmissing any dashes, press + (Plus Key for Yes) on the key pad and continue to STEP 7.


b If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - (Minus Key for No) on the key panel and continueto STEP 6.


6. The machine will need to perform cleanings to flush out the incorrectcolor or dried ink from the ink tubes and print head.


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b. The LCD will ask you COLOR OK. If any of the 3 colors (yellow, cyan (blue), and magenta (red) are fully printed and are the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


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