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Yellow is a greenish color

My yellow has gone green, I've repeated the ink cleaning process a heap of times and have played around with color preference etc.. nothing helps.. its still green, really noticeable and a pain in the **** when it comes to printing out photos.. they come out dark/dull and green looking.
And when I do the color quality test the black always has broken lines and cleaning doesnt help.

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  • emmyj Jul 24, 2008

    Hi, thanks for that.

    Yes I thought maybe I had put the yellow in the wrong place.. but nope all catridges are where they should be.

    In the printout the colors are washed out and dull looking nowhere near as vibrant as the test picture, the black has 3 lines running through it and the yellow still has a define green color to it.

  • emmyj Aug 14, 2008

    Hey thanks :) that did it!

  • Juram May 09, 2009

    I put new cartridges in the printer and the yellow prints green and the black does not print at all and this is after about 5-6 cleaning of the head through the menu in the 410cn. Can anybody help?.
    Thanks

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Try printing this test pattern. I got this from this other website. But as ridiculous as I may sound, did you put the yellow cartridge into the Cyan compartment? Because to produce green you need to combine yellow and cyan. This test pattern will tell you which colors are not working properly. Then we can trace which cartridge is the problem or not. Let me know the colors that come out.Yellow is a greenish color - 27dfd86.jpg

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  • Miles Jul 25, 2008

    Hi Emmyj. Looks like your printhead is contaminated and has an air bubble in the black nozzles. What i would do is remove all the cartridges, clean the openings to make sure no contamination. Then remove the printhead and use a paper tower to clean the nozzles. Don't wipe it, just dab absorb the leftover inks. If you need to wipe, do so gently so as not to scratch the nozzles. Get DISTILLED WATER not mineral or tap water. ONLY DISTILLED Water, heat it up so it is warm to the touch. Not steaming hot just warm or below boiling point. Stand over a sink or newspaper laden table. Get a rubber tube and see if you can pump the water into the nozzles either from the top or bottom. Usually from the top is best,so that you can see if it clears up the clog and contamination at the nozzles end. Keep the water away from the any of the circuit board of the printhead. Keep them as dry as possible. I think this should correct your problem. I do this for a living so I have the tools to blow out the air bubbles as well as clean out the contamination. If you are unsure of working on it yourself then bring you printer to a Brother service center. Hope this helps.

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