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Wrong colors I just plugged my HP 3915 into my macbook running OSX and it prints black and white fine, but the colors are all wrong. It seems magenta is the only color that comes through. It's as though all non-black color instructions to the printer get interpreted as "magenta". Any ideas?

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I'm a printer technician... One thing we do see all the time is color cartridges that all 3 chambers are filled with 1 color.

One way to check this is to take a damp lint free cloth (Preferably with distilled water) and blot the bottom of the cartridge and make sure you get all 3 colors to bleed through.

If you try this and still have the same issue, start with uninstalling the software and reinstalling it.

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One ovbious option would be to have a friend print it out.
I assume that is not an option.

Some printers just won't let you print if a single color is out. Yes, stupid. Try printing a blank page. If it fails, there is no other option but to replace the cartridge or print elsewhere.
If the blank page test works, this next option/test is worth a try...
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Type a wor and set it to print in that color and try to print it.
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