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Printer problem Hi, I haven't used my printer in about 3 months, and i just replaced all of the ink cartridges. But when i go to print, only blank pages come out. There are no warning messages that say there is any problem with the connections or anything, it just prints normally, except the pages are blank. Please help!!!

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Re: Printer problem

The Jets have dried out Which is seroius on an Epson because they are part of the machine. There is a tool you can make thats will help to clear the problem- but it will be long job. Contact also

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