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Pixma IP5000 printing pink

My Canon IP5000 has started printing all the color images in a pink hue. It really seems like most of the blue if not all is missing in the images. I've cleaned the print heads several times but nothing has helped. Do I need a new print head or is there something else I can do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    me too, it also makes all my pictures line-y :(

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    canon pixma ip5000. Why all of a sudden a notice comes on the screen to say that the print head is not recognised. What do I do

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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