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Magenta printing as yellow

My Canon IP5200 is printing yellow instead of magenta. Yellow and cyan are printing correctly. The ink cartridges are definitely in the correct places, and the magenta tank definitely contains magenta ink. I have cleaned, deep-cleaned, print-aligned, all to no avail. Any ideas?

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Re: Magenta printing as yellow

Well, first off, are the alignment, and nozzle check sheets looking good? If not, then work on that. If so, then we have a problem. Try creating a test sheet in Word. Make red, yellow blue & black text and see if anything else prints wrong. Get back to me!

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