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Printer will not print

I was trying to print something and the ink was faded and smudged. I changed the black ink cleaned the nozzles and then nothing would print. I ended up changing all the ink cartridges, cleaned the nozzles, did all the realignments and and still nothing will print. I tried turning it on and off. Still nothing. Please help.

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Ren, Does the printer show the cartridges have been changed? If the printer doesn't recognize the new cartridges, turn off the computer and unhook the printer, unplug the printer from the computer and electric. Turn on the computer so it boots without the printer hooked up,(2x) then shut down again. Rehook the printer and plug it in then reboot the system. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=41661&prodoid=46048263&infoType=Downloads&platform=All You can also find updated drivers from epson from here. Good Luck, Tim

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