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Not printing I have an epson cx5400 and it wont print anything. I have checked the hoses? thery on tight ok. I have replaced the ink? Tryed to print from the printer and computor nothing. could it be a cloged lines?? Please Help Me.............

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Re: not printing

Inky, after spending my £12.50 on this 'Ink Loss Kit', is smitty guaranteed a fix? I have a similar problem developed just over the lst couple of days with a cartridge with 50% ink remaining - just with Black not printing, but I'm afraid I'm not about to shell out £12.50, without knowing that there's a fix in the kit. It's a catch 22 really isn't it? Can you help further?

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Re: not printing

Hey Smitty I would suggest that this the common problem that occurs on many CX machines. There a re a couple of possibilites that could account for the loss of ink you have experienced. There is a document available that details the problems and offers an Epson approved solution and modification to help prevent re-occurance. You can download it at:

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Once you start the ink cartridge reclamp procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session.

1. Make sure the EPSON Stylus CX5400 is turned on and not printing.

2. Press a MENU button until you see CHANGE CARTRIDGE, then press the COLOR COPY BUTTON. The ink cartridges will move to the replacement position.

3. Lift up the unit's cover, to access the ink cartridges.

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5. Lower the cartridge back into its holder, then press down on the top of the cartridge until it clicks in place.
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6. Carefully lower the scanner and press it down until it clicks into place. The EPSON Stylus CX5400 begins charging the ink delivery system.
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