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After refill the color cartridge & cleaning

After replaced a refill color cartridge for Canon MP160 then process the print head cleaning several times for Canon MP160, test nozzel check patten does not print in full color, cyan color does not print. What you can help me to resolve this issue?

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Bad cartridge.

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