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    New printer ink cartridge only printing blue (not red or yellow)

    Hp Deskjet 722C.... just installed the new cartridge and it only prints the blue stuff, i have no idea why. Can someone offer some suggestions?

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    Hey Dave...tried cleaning the printheads lately? Have you run the diagnostic test for you printer?

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    Did all of the amber tape peel off of the heads/contacts?

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    Yikes: a 4 poster.... Welcome to TechIMO!

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    Heh, tnx dunbar... just found this forum.. was getting sick of my computer being crap, so i came here to find some fixes... I will try to help other people too obviously

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    I ran the "Clean the Print Cartridges" test... in only printed the black and blue stuff, red and yellow are missing

    Also I'm quite sure all of the amber tape came off...

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    How are you getting blue but not red and yellow? Your inks should be red, green, and blue, or cyan, yellow, and magenta.

    If you're really getting only blue and black, then there's a problem with all three of the colours firing at once.

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    sechs-
    he probably means cyan (blue) is the only color well that is laying down ink...and I've never seen a printer with red, green, and blue ink supplies. Are you sure your not thinking of RGB colors in relation to monitors?

    IrishDave, can you remove the ink cartrige and check to see that in fact ink is present in the magenta and yellow wells? I suppose there is an off chance of those compartments being empty.

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    Have you tried manually cleaning the printhead with some soft tissue paper and a little bit of hot water.
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    Originally posted by smurffart
    I've never seen a printer with red, green, and blue ink supplies. Are you sure your not thinking of RGB colors in relation to monitors?
    There are printers that are RGBK. They usually are solid ink, however.

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    I've tried cleaning the printer cartridges manually, there are no traces of red or yellow, so it has to be the cartridge, i didn't get it from a dealer, it came with the printer i bought used from someone, i'm going to talk to them about the cartridge..
    I'll probably ask them to buy me a new one....

    the cartridge was sealed in the package and box though, it wasn't sabotaged, that's why it's weird

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    silly question... but was it printing all colors before?

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    the catridge before was printing all colors till it ran out of yellow ink (which is why i replaced the catridge).

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    Angry My printer is only printing in blue, green, and yellow.

    I don't know what's wrong with my printer, but it only prints in blue, green, and yellow. It doesn't even substitute red or pink or any warm colour, it just ignores them. It's really annoying now.

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    the inks maybe only blue ink is left and the green and red inks are out.




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