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My epson cx6400 printer won't print it not been use for several

Years so I replay all the inks with new ones hoping it will print. The machine is still in good condition but just not print.

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I'm not sure what you mean by not printing, is it trying to print but only blank pages?

Make sure its on and the "!" is off.

Try copying first using the unit itself since this is an all in one printer. If it prints then we know its working.
If scanner is not working you can try printing without using the scanner featured on the unit. press on the setup button use the left or right arrow repeatedly and select on nozzle check then press on the color button.

If it prints but the pattern is incomplete (gaps or breaks on the lines) you can try head cleaning.

Press setup use the arrow left or right repeatedly and select on head cleaning then press on the color button then it will clean it.
Make sure that everytime you clean it you have to print on a nozzle check so that you will know that it prints properly.
If there are no gaps or breaks on the lines print on a document or picture it will give you good printouts

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