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Magenta colors won't come out. I have deep cleaned many many times, replaced the ink cartridges twice each (after they ran out through the deep cleaning) and even bought a new printhead, which I installed only moments ago. The results were the same, so I thought a deep cleaning would help since the printhead is new. I haven't seen any improvements, please any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • crazyb1tch85 Apr 03, 2011

    What makes you think I didn't think about servicing before? that's the first thing one thinks about, but tell me one place where the repair service is trustworthy. I've found none, that's why I'm asking here to try and do it myself. I would appreciate it if you could explain how I could clean or replace the magenta tray, instead. Anyways, thank you for the help, but that's not was I was looking for.

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Get it to service, the magenta tray is defective

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • crazyb1tch85 Apr 03, 2011

    Don't you think that was the first thing I thought about? I wouldn't have posted help here or gone through the hassle if I was planning to send it at all. I was looking for a way to fix it myself as I always do, and honestly there's practically no repair shops that won't try to rip you off or completely brake down your hardware. I just don't trust them anymore. Thank you for your 'help' anyways, but it just wasn't what I was looking for.

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