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Our HP colour laserjet 3800 printer has run out of yellow ink and will not let us print although there is plenty of ink. Is there a way around this as we do need to print our invoices tonight.

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I know that this question was some time ago but I had same problem & found after alot of stuffing around that the laser mirrors were dirty. Need to dismantle printer to get to the the laser from behind. It is one unit that holds mirrors to all all colours. A clean of the mirrors etc & printer now works fine.

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