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Epson RX500 poor test page

I did a move over the summer and when I went to set up my printer I could not get a clean test page to print. After going through all the head cleaning and stuff, I still wasn't successful. All of my inks were at least half full. Of course the website said I should replace all of the printer cartridges (yeah, right). Instead I took each cartridge out separately and shook it gently. Ran the test page again and perfect! I'm glad I didn't take their recommendation and go out an just buy a whole set of new ink cartridges.

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Re: Epson RX500 poor test page

Well done. Typically, I advise only ever replacing one cartridge - replacing all is expensive and wasteful

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I used some less expensive generic ink cartridges on my RX500 and had a similar experience with the black. If you're already using the Epson brand, done the head cleaning, realignment and nozzel checks, I'm not much help. Try Epson's support at their web site.

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