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Canon i960 My printer was not printing any reds so I installed a new red ink cartridge. Now when I try to print, I get an operator error message. I have tried turning the printer off and on, restarting my computer, taking out the paper and putting it back in, and unplugging the printer. Nothing has helped. The resume button on the printer is flashing orange.

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My Canon Pixma MP258 printer can't print the red color but other colors are okay.When I print out any words or pictures that needs red color,it becomes green color.I don't know what's wrong...


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* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
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New ink tanks for I960 - pics have a green cast...head check indicates magenta and photo magenta not printing. Have already tried cleaning and deep cleaning????

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I had this problem. If I tried to print a black& white photo on to glossy paper, it would only print green. When I tried on to plain paper using the 'fast' option, it printed in black. The reason for this is, on plain paper it uses the black cartridge, but output to glossy photo paper using the 'high' option, uses the mix of colours in your colour cartridge. If one or more of your colours has run out, you will get a print with the ink left in the cartridge. Replace the cartridge or refill it & your problem is solved.

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