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Streaky printing & too much magenta

Hi,
My HP 5740, is printing streaky and has a magenta/pink cast to it.
I cleaned the heads and calibrated it via the utility link.
Before I did anything it painted EXTREMELY faint/light and mainly pink/lavender.
I checked the cartridge levels... black was at 6 BARS..The Color bar was VERY SLIGHTLY below the 2nd bar from the problem. Is that my problem?
I don't want to replaced the color cartridge if there is still ink in it.. esp. if that is NOT the problem.

THANK YOU for any solution to my problem.

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I know how expensive they are I really do how old and is this printer used alot and is the colors being used alot?
Even Streaks in the full paint job that happened to me too! I went hi and lo in adobe and found that the low ink was the problem
35 and 15 geesh and photo paper lost in this mess. It was my problem and now I share it with you so the trade off yea it is all your's sorry good luck

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