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Says it cannot recognize the magenta cartridge. I have cleaned contact points, installed up-to-date drivers, and followed directions to reset. It will not print at all. If I remove magenta and replace and turn printer off and on, it will SOMETIMES print a few pages before stopping again. I am ready to buy a new printer! But I read that Canon is supposed to be the most reliable, so I am not sure what to do.

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