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Black printing Green

I have quick cleaned, deep cleaned and opened a bottle of Brandy !!!! I cannot get my printer to print black black everything I print with black in it comes out green - I have all original canon cartridges and have replaced them twice just in case I had a dodgy batch. Help I am about to go and buy an HP you guys are my last hope.

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Bought a cleaning solution for 4.99 from Ebay which is a small syringe and pumps a concentrated cleaning fluid through the nozzle head and removes any excess ink - working fine

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