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Not Printing At All

I have read one of your solutions regarding changing the print head. How do I do this? Please let me know how to remove the old print head. Thanks

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Re: Not Printing At All

I have heard of people replacing printheads, but it really is a waste of good money. A printhead alone can cost up to $100 or more. A new unit (CX500 or similar) is well under $100 - solution seems obvious.

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