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I have a pixma 3000 and the cyan ink will not print. i have done many deep cleans but still no blue coming through. The ink cartridge is full as i have just replaced it because I thought it was the cartridge that was the problem.

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I hope you use genuine canon ink because non-genuine tends to block the ink pipes, canon usually gives 3 years of guarantee, take the printer to your nearest canon support branch for repair.

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