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Printer does not print colour

Have Canon Pixma iP4000R printer; use generic (my10's) ink cartridges. After replacing one of the cartridges about 6 weeks ago, the printer would no longer print colour.

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    same problem after using generic ink ?

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Do a deep clean and consider replacing the cartridges with OEM

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