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Kimin2son
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HP 933 Yellow Cartridge is printing green

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I just replaced my "empty" cartridges, but the yellow is printing green.  Even on the test page.  What is wrong?

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What printer model? 

 

The yellow printing as green would indicate an ink mix with yellow and cyan, perhaps in a defective printhead.  In some cases this may clear after a number of cleaning cycles.


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Thanks Bob.  How do I clean the printhead?  Unfortunately, I have a meeting out of town tomorrow and needed to print a large amount of agendas, handouts, etc., and color is important :-/.

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What printer model? What operating system?   The details for cleaning the printhead will depend on the answers....


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A quick alternative to cleaning would be to make a large block of yellow on a page in a program such as Word or Paint (or some Mac equivalent if using a Mac).  Print the page a few times.  If there is improvement in color as the page progresses things may be recoverable, if the second page looks like the first then outlook is not so bright.


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Thanks, still getting a bit of green, but at least my color printouts look much better. 

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THANK YOU!!! I made an account just to say that! My printer started to print green instead of yellow all of a suddent and i tried a bunch of stuff to reanimate it. 

 

I printed 1 full page of yellow, it started off as green but the bottom of it was the right yellow!!!

 

THANKS again!

 

P.S. My printer is DeskJet 1050

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