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Blue lines all over the printing

My Epson Stylus Photo 1290 InkJet Printer started to overwrite the prints with blue lines from side to side of the paper, no matter the margins of photo that is beeing printed. I allredy tried to clean heads, without any result. I would be gratefull if anyone can help.

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    I have the same problem but with black lines. The lines strart 1 cm of the left of the print and stop 1 cm before the right margin. it only happens with full colour photos so I presume the settings are wrong on my computer but don't know how to fix them.



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Did u clean the print nozzle's as well? If that does not solve your problem, you should try and replace the cartridge. (Colour in case of blue lines and black in case of black lines)

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