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Printing blue picture with yellow lines

I have a epson cx5500. i have tried to print out pictures but they come out blue with yellow lines. have done the nozzle clean but problem still occurs. please help!

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I had this problem too.
There was no low ink warning but one colour was missing, as seems to be your case.
Either the jet is still blocked or the colour is dry.
I had to change the cartridge and all worked fine.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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