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I have a Pixma 5000 Canon that suddenly dosn't work right. While it's printing the printhead does more noise as usual and at the end the print isn't straight printed and I have a 5100 error. When I print a cd the tray sometimes blocks itself. Can you help me? Bob

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Have replace all cartaages put the blue wont print

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