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No color--plenty of ink

Prints black OK---No color

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The colour ink must be dried up.so its not printing.replace the cartridge to make it proper.

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According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:

Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
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Hi katethecat,

It is the Setup in your software.

First of all check this:
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Make sure the Color is selected and not the black or grayscale.
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Hope this will work for you.
Please give a rating.

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