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Remove the cartridge and blot the printhead on a damp tissue. A working tri-color cartridge would have a stripe of cyan, yellow and magenta on the tissue.

If one or more of these are missing you will not get proper colors from the printer. If your printer has a "prime" function this may recover a missing color. If not you will probably need to get a replacement.

Please provide details of the printer model for further suggestions.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, MS MVP Printing/Imaging


Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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Here is my advice:

Step one: Run the clean print cartridges utility

1.
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2.
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3.
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Do not remove the protective tape from a new print cartridge until just before you install it. Once you remove the tape, do not reapply it.
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After you have removed the protective tape, do not allow anything to touch the nozzles.
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Print at least once a month to keep the print cartridges in good working order.
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If you are removing a cartridge from the printer temporarily (for instance, removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector.
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If you do not have a cartridge protector and need to remove a cartridge temporarily, put it in an airtight plastic tub. Make sure nothing touches the nozzles. Do not use a plastic bag. If you intend to store print cartridges in a tub for a long period of time, place color cartridges with the nozzles down, and black cartridges with the nozzles up. Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

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