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Print not working

Installed 3 new ink cartridges (Genuine Epson cartridges). None worked. Tried "Nozzle Check" - no lines for the new colours. Took out one, and shook it - still did not work. Turned printer off and on again - still nothing. Note - all 3 were really low when I replaced them, because after the first replacement did not work, I tried the "Nozzle Clean" function at least 3 times, so it ran the other 2 cartridges to less tha 5%.

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Follow the instruction in my previous post on under head cleaning. Complete the routine and see if any improvement is achieved. If not you may have a problem with the tubes connected to the cleaning station. This will require pulling the machine apart and is to detailed to enter into here. You could contact http://www.TheServiceManualShop.com for info on the countermeasure for the loss of suction and a service manual to help you pull it apart. Try the cleaning first though -> http://www.fixya.com/support/t138226-printer_not_printing Let me know how you get on.

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