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  • divad2 Jul 07, 2008

    Canon i960 is not separating colors, prints show a green saturation.  Changed ink cartridges and problem remains.   Please suggest a solution.  

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I'm having problems with the ink cartridge for some reason its not sliding side to side to print picture the cartrigde holder seems to be stuck

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