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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:38 AM

Can anyone tell me why my printer is printing everything in yellow?

The paper I load is white. When I print something out it comes out on yellow sheets (the back is white). I guess it has something to do with my color cartridge...but this is just strange...

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Reply Can anyone tell me why my printer is printing everything in yellow? (Original post)
CTyankee Dec 28 OP
secondwind Dec 28 #1
wcmagumba Dec 28 #2
Ferrets are Cool Dec 28 #3
CTyankee Dec 28 #4
CurtEastPoint Dec 28 #5
CTyankee Dec 28 #6
Ferrets are Cool Dec 28 #7
CTyankee Dec 28 #8
Ferrets are Cool Dec 28 #9
CTyankee Dec 30 #10
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #11
CTyankee Dec 30 #12
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #13
CTyankee Dec 30 #14
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #15
CTyankee Dec 30 #16
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #17
CTyankee Dec 30 #18
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #19
CTyankee Dec 30 #20
Ferrets are Cool Dec 30 #21
CTyankee Dec 31 #22
Ferrets are Cool Dec 31 #23
CTyankee Dec 31 #24
Ferrets are Cool Dec 31 #25
CTyankee Dec 31 #32
mercuryblues Dec 31 #28
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left-of-center2012 Dec 31 #27
CTyankee Dec 31 #31
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:40 AM

1. Mine prints in bands of color when the cartridge is low

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:44 AM

2. tRump effect...?

Sorry...probably low on ink, my printer does all kinds of weird things when ink is low...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:04 PM

3. ...

Caused by a lack of magenta ink/toner on your prints. Magenta is added to both cyan and yellow to create these common colours.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:08 PM

4. Do I need to get a new ink/toner cartridge?

I have a Laser Jet Pro 200 M25lnw

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:35 PM

5. Go to page 38 in this document for info on test page

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:43 PM

6. Interesting. It shows bands of color but this is the entire page, not a band or two

across the top or bottom.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:46 PM

7. This is another one of those instances

where they get you on the back end with the outrageous price of the cartridges. I have to assume you need a printer of this price range to get the performance you need, so I wont suggest you buy another printer. You will probably just have to eat the pain and purchase another cartridge. If the magenta is low, the other ones are probably gonna run out soon too. Unfortunately, most times there is no way to tell for sure.

here is the magenta cartridge: https://smile.amazon.com/HP-CF213A-Toner-Cartridge-Magenta/dp/B008M11XD2/ref=pd_sim_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B008M11XD2&pd_rd_r=SQ9WDZ2B8CRQSR74WYM1&pd_rd_w=QEYob&pd_rd_wg=8Xgk2&psc=1&refRID=SQ9WDZ2B8CRQSR74WYM1

or, if you are feeling lucky, you can go the aftermarket route and get the entire set for a lot less:

https://smile.amazon.com/EPS-Compatible-Cartridge-Replacement-Multicolor/dp/B00D5Z46ZW/ref=pd_bxgy_229_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00D5Z46ZW&pd_rd_r=SQ9WDZ2B8CRQSR74WYM1&pd_rd_w=nFsYh&pd_rd_wg=8Xgk2&psc=1&refRID=SQ9WDZ2B8CRQSR74WYM1

good luck

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:48 PM

8. My computer guy could prolly help us out. Hubby usually changes the cartridge but

I'd prefer an expert to look at it...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:52 PM

9. Good idea. nm

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 11:10 AM

10. Just fyi. My computer guy said to try unplugging the printer and shutting down

my computer for 5 minutes and then restart and replug to see if that helps. But before I could do that I printed something out and it was fine. I'll try again in case that was a one time fluke.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 11:41 AM

11. I hope it was a fluke...

but probably, some magenta had settled down to the bottom of the container. Good luck with it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:31 PM

12. oops, it happened again when I printed out a page with some artwork on it in color.

The other just had text. So that tells me that something strange is happening when the color cartridges are involved. My computer guy is obviously not in his office today (it's snowing here) as his office phone just rings and rings. So I'll have to wait until Monday to get this straightened out. It will probably mean a trip to Staples for new color cartridges, ugh...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:42 PM

13. Yeah, I hate to buy new cartridges...

I dont have to have full color anymore, so I just buy cheapie printers and replace them when they run out of ink. I know you are not in that situation though.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 12:59 PM

14. I think that would make me truly crazy.

I'm really low tech and so is my husband. But we're old. I depend on my grown kids and grandkids to figure stuff out. I don't even have a smart phone but they make smart phones now for old people like us so we're giving up our flip phones and going for smart phones. Consumer Cellular and Jitterbug are two companies for us fogeys. I imagine there must be lots of us who aren't ready for a assisted living but should be in them...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:45 PM

15. I'm 61, so no spring chicken....

I was a hold out on jumping on the smart phone wagon, but since I have, I don't know how I could go back.
I've always been interested in the computer world, so I may be a bit more tech savvy than you, but nowadays changing out a printer is little more complicated than plugging in one cord.
Having the kids and grandkids to help is always a good parachute to have though.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:29 PM

16. I hear that statement about how you couldn't go back to being without a smart

phone a lot. I guess the smart phone is why people now take pictures of their food in restaurants, which I just couldn't understand at first. Now I see it's just another form of conversation. My daughter now tells me that you are allowed to take pictures with your phone in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I remember how verboten that used to be in art museums (if you tried to do that back in the day you could risk having your camera taken from you by a guard and returned when you left).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 05:01 PM

17. You made me chuckle...being a pro photog, I fully understand the

restrictions on cameras. And it made me reflect that I have never taken a selfie, so I've not been completely consumed by the "dark side" yet.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 05:36 PM

18. Well, it was the flash component of photography then that the museums didn't like.

That, and they had their own photographic reproductions for sale in their museum gift shops! I remember getting nearly physically removed from a museum in Italy because I wanted to take a photo of a sculpture that was sufficiently lit that I needed no flash. That was 10 years ago or maybe more (that was during the time I traveled to Europe every year to see all the art masterpieces I could see in Italy, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sicily...the great years).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 08:57 PM

19. I am envious of your travel adventures. Very envious. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:15 PM

20. It was a wonderful time, over now. I had a mission, which was to see the

art masterpieces I had loved. And largely, I did.

You can too. There are art travels on many travel companies. Just go! Get a passport at your post office and just go. It takes a little push but go. You will see what you never could see at home .

I treasure my travel abroad. You can do this too, just like I did.

If you like you can pm me here at DU...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 09:25 PM

21. I will have to win the lottery for any of that to happen....

we are in a rough patch atm. But, we have each other (my wife and I) and that will get us through it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 09:04 AM

22. I know so well how that goes. My husband and I have a lot to be grateful for.

He did not share my passion for art, but he had been a music major in college and taught me so much about music (he had played the cello).

He is now disabled due to some very serious surgery on his spine. We are getting through it, altho my traveling days are very much in the past.

Were you at DU when I published my art essays (2014-2016)? I am now publishing them in a book which will come out in the spring of 2018.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 02:51 PM

23. I have been a member since 2002 but had stopped

coming by as much during the Obama (real president) years. Then my old account got removed during the "hack". If there is a site where your essays are, I would love have the addy.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 05:02 PM

24. You can find them here but you have to know the titles or a particular artist.

Go to the Google box and type in Starry Night, then hit the Search button and my essay on that painting by Van Gogh will come up. I actually titled that essay "I have had a most rare vision.


I did about 45 essays which I arranged by century for the book. If you tell me the names of your favorite artists or works I can tell you if I wrote an essay on them. I did a fair amount on art in the 19th century, some of them had a fabulous back story, sometimes I did a historical analysis. I guess I had no rhyme or reason, I just liked the artist or found his story interesting. If you know the Picasso painting "Guernica" you can find that one through the title.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:24 PM

25. Dali is my favorite artist of all time.

One of the highlights of my life was visiting his museum in St Petersburg.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 08:11 PM

32. Hate Dali. Love Magritte (the other Surrealist painter of that era)

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:58 PM

28. Do check out your local museums

and if the have a free admittance day. Ours will have a holiday open house and you are free to see the exibits. Our zoo will run free after 5:00 days once a month.

If you like orchestra/symphonic music, check out local high schools for their concerts, they are usually free.

Google free things to do in your town.

Where I live we have a small music venue where tickets are in the $20 range. I check out their site often. Got to see Gov't Mule and a few others real cheap.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:18 PM

30. I love art too!

This is one of my favorite museums because they let you get super close to the paintings so you can see the brush strokes etc. it is not a super well known museum, but I found it amazing. It was a reasonable walk from my apartment when I worked in Madrid for a year.


http://www.museolazarogaldiano.es/your-visit-to-the-museo-lazaro-galdiano

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:28 PM

26. Fatty liver

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 06:46 PM

27. Try asking this in "Computer Help and Support (Group)"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 08:03 PM

31. thanks!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Dec 31, 2017, 07:08 PM

29. It is a secret message that the release of the pee tape is imminent.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 1, 2018, 04:06 AM

33. Hey, I think you are onto something there...

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