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More than one yellow cartridge installed

It would seem i am not alone with the two cartridge installed nonsense....does any one have a solution otherb than buying a new cartridge

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  • bellcamp Jun 10, 2008

    I have taken out and replaced the offending yellow tank and it works for a while but not a permanent solution - is buying a new tank the only solution?



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Buy a new cartridge. The little chip in the cartridge is bad. Contact Canon and see if they will replace the new cartridge for you. Canon is a good company and may send a new cartridge right to your door.

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