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My printer is printing purple ink insted of black and the other colors and fades while printing.It has no other colors except for purple.

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  • carrollcs Oct 13, 2008

    My printer is only printing in purple!

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    help!! we're having the same problem!

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Mine too!
    And i just replaced the cartridges.
    :(

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    My blacks are printing as purple in photos... but it prints black text just fine. What's wrong??

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Try replacing cartrages. apparently vista is useless. it breaks printers!!

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