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My Canon iP3600 does not print the colours properly, all prints

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My Canon iP3600 does not print the colours properly, all prints come out in a pink/reddish colour. I recently changed the RGBK and magenta cartridges, could that have contributed to the problem?
Hello my name is Andy (I`m in the UK)
I will deal with your issue as best as I can.
The most likely cause of this is the print head. (ie the Nozzle where the ink comes out)
This may solve your current issue:-

Most printers have a cleaning routine where you tell the printer to go through a cleaning cycle. This will be a program on your computer or a button on the printer itself. A number of these cleanings can take care of a clogged print head.

If not then please try the following:-

1 With the printer power on please open the cover.
2 Unplug the printer from the mains and carefully gain access to the print cartridges and remove them.
3 With a damp clean lint free cloth or ear bud please clean the print head. (isopropyl achohol with water works best)
4 Please also clean all the contacts on the cartridge and the cartridge slot.
5 Leave for 5 minutes and put the cartridges back in.
6 How are the print now?

If this doesn't work then you are looking at a faulty cartridge or print head.

All the best
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