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Too much magenta

My photos are printing with too much magenta. I just replaced that cartridge. Also ran a cleaning which helped slightly.

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I had this problem which appeared to occur after a blizzard of protests because of using generic cartridges (reuse chip from old Canon cartidge).
After several months of not being able to print, I found a firmware download (v1.08) and it has been printing normally since (1 day).

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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