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Printer says it is fine, but the Magenta is not printing, so I cannot get the correct colors. I have tried cleaning and running the different Tests. Anything else I can do? On the Extended self Test Diagnostic page it says it is ok but it is a light pink. You can see faint lines in the Magenta. The rest look good.

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Hi, is your magenta cartridge new? if it is new there are some factory defects concerning cartridges but this can be solve, you can go back to the store and let them check the defects of the cartridge or you can go to the nearest hp service center in your area to have a faster transaction.

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