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My Canon printer (IP4000) is showing that the print head is not working or is defective. Where would I e able to buy a new one

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Unfortunately you have not given the place where you are residing. Then it would have been easy to tell you the place where you can buy the print head. Anyway in the absence of the place I would advise you to go the retailer where you bought the printer. He can help you out to get the print head. OR Go to support web site of Canon and locate Canon service centers near your residence/city and then get in touch with them to get the part or ask them to fix it for you OR you can buy it on line from, best buy,com, canon stores.

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