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My printer is a Pixma IP3000 I can't get the yellow ink to print

I had to replace the yellow ink cartridge and now I can't get it to print at all...all the other colors are good..I deep cleaned the heads...but still no yello...what can I do short of getting a new printer...thanks

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Take out the cartridge and inspect it... have you removed all the protective tape. reinsert it and make sure it is in correctly (the same as the others)

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