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Ip4200 ink cartridge problem

I installed new cartridges in my 2 year old printer but the magenta cartridge doesn't work. Bought another Canon cartridge, but I still get an unblinking red light above the cartridge. The printer won't print anything, even documents with no color. What can I do to convince the printer it has ink? JC Juneau, Alaska

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Is the replacement a "genuine Canon™ Ink Cartridge," or a generic? Sometimes the little chip on the generic cartridges don't communicate with the printer properly, and the printer decides that the ink cartridge is bad.

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You need to clean nozzles / heads. first try using the option to clean nozzles from windows, either in printer options or in Canon control panel.

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    Do clean nozzles a couple of times from system.

    If this still does not work, you will need to open the printer and clean the obstructed magenta head manually.

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Hello

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    are you sure the cartridges are compatible with the printer??

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