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Cx5400 printer will not access the magenta color

Hey I have clean and re installed and updated drivers and yet cannot access the magenta color. Blue black and yellow just fine . I have change the gamma I have said no black I have put it to the best quality. My test paper always shows all the colors but magenta. I have put in new ink and yes the tape has been peeled away. Suggestions would be appreicated

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Re: cx5400 printer will not access the magenta color

Sorry. You have a clogged printhead. A new printhead from Epson cost 114.00. Plus labor.

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In Windows, click Start
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Click Classic View
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Talk to a different supplier, e.g.,
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