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Ip5000 printer no magenta showing on test printout, after installing new magenta catridge, tried cleaning all the nozzles a number of time also.all other colours showing ok?

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This could be down to None canon carts clogging the head up or clogging the purge unit up, If they are all canon carts it could still be down to the print head, if not it could be down to the Logic Board. At the worse case it could be down to both printhead and Logic Board

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reason why doesnt have printout:
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2. Defective logic board.
solution: replace logic board.
3. Defective printer head
solution: replace printer head
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solution: wash the printer head with water..make sure to dry
before you install it to the printer.
5. Defective purge unit.
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6. inktank.
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wont touch the nozzle of printer head..
you need to cut the edge of the lips of inktank so it will touch
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This worked for me ....good luck !

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