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Wonky colour printing!!

Just put a new colour cartridge in my 5550 and the colour is not printing anything like true. Seems to be a fault with the magenta colour not picking up properly. Also, when printing black text the black is not true either but more of a browny colour! Ran the Tap 4 test and the error code shows as 90020703 (carriage blocked???). No lights are flashing and I've tried 2 different new cartridges now with exactly the same result. Helpppp please!!!!!!

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  • loopdiloop Sep 27, 2007

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have just run the print alignment test and the only colours showing are yellow, green, blue and black!!

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    We have problem printing GREEN color with HP5550. Green prints as "Brown". Any help appreciated.

  • deniseaba Jan 17, 2009

    I have a Prixma IP5200 - have just replaced all the cartridges - colours not printing true - is there a test I could do - or are the heads dirty and how do I clean them ?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    when i print in colour the shade r all different.....the yellow colour doesnt print at all....the yellow colour is there in the cartridge



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You need to run a print alignment test.. this should correct the colour faults (unless you really do have blocked cartridges,

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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    Gareth Cockram Sep 27, 2007

    try cleaning the contacts on the cartridge (sometimes they are sticky) also try cleaning the contacts for the magenta cart on the printer too, hopefully this will help

  • Gareth Cockram
    Gareth Cockram Sep 27, 2007

    if it printed fine before may just be that you got a dud cartridge.. you can take it back to where you got it or send it back direct to the manufacturer (try shop first) They should replace it without too much of an argument.



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