My printer has been working great for a year and a half, with no real major problems. When I started printing the other day, I ran the test print and saw a lines didnt print out well on the test print. Ran a cleaning, and after the cleaning I lost Magenta all together. Nothing I could do would get it back. Ran 3 power cleanings, cried watching all the ink drain, and noticed that the magenta ink levels were not changing at all, and I was getting some black lines where the magenta should be.
I opened everything up and got into the dampers. The magenta had blackish brown ink inside it. I removed the damper and checked it to see if it was still air tight, it was. I put everything back together and did another cleaning cycle, and I got magenta back. There were still blank spots on the test strip, so I ran it one more time, and lost Magenta again.
I am pretty sure I need a new damper, but I wanted to run this past you guys first to see if there might be other problems.