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Canon i9900 printer stopped working and reported replace print head. Replaced print head now cyan won't print. Ideas? Mike

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Check the ink cartridge for cyan. Make sure it has ink and that the nozzle on the cartridge is free from dry ink or other debris. You may want to swab it down with some rubbing (ethyl) alcohol.
Alternatively, make sure there's no pinched or crushed ink lines.

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> replaced the print head

Did you replace the tri-colour ink-cartridge, or did you replace the print-head mechanism?

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According to canon.com's website regarding the i9900 InkJet Photo Printer:

Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
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