HP Deskjet 1220C,the color cartridge is not happy.

Have the computer for about 2 years and I am getting an error that the color cartridge is not happy. Black is however. Literally, the arrow points to the unhappy face. I have been through the steps with HP tech support, changing cartridge with new ones and cold re-starts but still have not come to fix the problem. Before I junk it, does anyone have any ideas and will the repair kit posted on this site for the 2000C fix the problem. The problem posted seems to be similiar. Ink cartridge errors!
Thanks to anyone who can help!