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Printer my epson printer is not printing, yes i have ink just changed all the inks all full, ran a head cleaning everything moves and makes all the correct nosies but the paper is blank. help

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Heads are clogged. Has it been sitting for an extended length of time? Ink will dry up in the heads and tubes. Alot of work to take apart and clean and may still not work. Try to get a service manual at

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I had a Hp deskjet that it didn't print but made the sounds. Come to find hp solution software wasn't seeing the computer online. I had to tell hp I was going to trash it.A day or 2 later to printed with a brief message from hp I barely caught it.

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