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depresseddonkey

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I have a canon pixma ip4200 printer. When I print colour photos the original blue comes out mauve. I have tried realigning heads and deep cleaning several times but the printout check always shows the cyan to be streaky and in theory therefore the nozzle is clogged yet cleaning does not work ( I'd say I have deep cleaned about 5 times. Any suggestions?
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In case anyone has a similar problem, i have found these interesting:


http://www.applefritter.com/node/6486
http://www.neilslade...jetstuff11.html
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Have tried compressed air and rinsing in hot water - the latter removed a fair amount of ink but no success re the blocked cyan.
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since it is a canon, you might be able to replace the print head but whether that is cost effective I couldn't say.... Not positive that that particular model has a replaceable head either, you'd have to check with cannon.... It could be nozels blocked but it could also be messed up connections on the head....
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Thanks. According to Canon it is replaceable, but on the last Canon printer I had, an S750, it was cheaper to buy a new printer rather than a new head.... silly isn't it?
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yeah well some printers are cheaper than the replacement ink!!!
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