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I have an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Clogged Printheads

I have been trying for 3 days to clean the printheads. I have went through 2 sets of ink. Matte Black does not print at all and gloss Optimizer barely prints. Can I clean it with a solution and where are the printheads?

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I read a blog recently where someone used warm water in a syringe where the cartridge fits must be a tight fit and forced the water through the jets the water will evaporate in about 12 hours

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