Thanks for the post. I've included a link below with some excellent t-shooting information on print quality issues. Since you've already isolated it to the cyan cartridge, just a couple things to check. HP supplies? If you remove the cartridge, is all of the shipping tape removed? Is it possible that there may be some remaining tape on the bottom of the cartridge? Does the printer generate any kind of error message when you re-install the cartridge?
Do any of the other colors have any type of quality issues? It could also be that we just have a faulty cartridge. Let me know the results. Good Luck!
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08-12-2012 09:00 PM - edited 08-12-2012 09:12 PM
I printed a project, and then the next thing I printed was a receipt. The receipt was off color, after investigation I discover the Cyan is not printing at all. I used the Solution Center to clean and then I manually cleaned the printhead and the contacts inside. It didn't help. What do I do? I changed the Cyan Cartridge with a new one. The other Cyan cartridge I replaced was HP and according to the Solution Center was more than 1/4 full. Like I said the project I just finished came out fine, it was medium size and the very next thing I printed was a receipt...which was exactly when the trouble started. I am guess that what ever mechanism transfers the Cyan to the printhead is not functioning. That certainly seems to be the case, so what is cheaper buy a new unit or repair?
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