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Bought a used c86 epson off e-bay and it wont

Bought a used c86 epson off e-bay and it wont print. it goes thru the motions like its printing and i can see faint print , ive cleaned the heads several times but with no help.

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That means that the heads must be replaced or the ink pump is faulty. It is not even worth the repair.
Call the Ebay seller and have your money refunded.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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