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The new light cyan cartridge was not printing...I thought it may be faulty so purchased another which also did not work. I did 'clean print head ' several times followed by nozzle check. All other colours are working perfectly but lt cyan does not print any colour at all.

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  • Barry S. Yorysh Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. I tried swapping cart. but it would not print even then. I tried putting in an old cartridge and resetting the chip. That did not work either. I think it's time for a new non-epson printer.

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Replace the other cartridges with either remanufactured or new Epson cartrdiges.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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