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Can not get rid of gaps with repeated Nozzle head cleaning

I have gaps in the red print and have run the Nozzle check feature at least 16 times and the red print does not change, but the black gets worse, then better, then does not print at all, then back to normal, but the red print never changed. What to do???

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  • joyuss11 Dec 09, 2008

    I am sorry, I am talking about my Epson Stylus Color 880 that has the red print problems.

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First of all, the nozzle check just tells you if there is a clogged nozzle, which you already know. you have to use the head cleaning feature on the same screen right below nozzle check. run that about 2 to 5 times and it should be cleared up!

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http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/rx595_/rx595_ug/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm


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