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PRINTING PROBLEMS I've just spent all morning cleaning the head on my CX5400 with a cleaning solution and still the printout is not correct. I stood the printhead in the solution and also gently syringed it through the jets but still i have lines through my printing. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!

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Make sure you are using genuine OEM Epson cartridges. Remans or refills are nothing but trouble.

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Click this Link

Under Select a Product Range
Choose Multifunction Printers4.gif on the webpage1.gif
Under Select a Product
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