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Color ink cartridge show a full ink supply, but it won't print color.

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It's possible that the ink-jets that spray the colour ink onto the paper have become clogged. Run the printer software, and select a "print-head-cleaning-cycle", to try to unclog those jets.

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

  • atkamip Oct 17, 2010

    I've done that twice. The only color that prints is Black.

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