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Ink cartridges i have just installed a new ink cartridge and it has been printing fine but now when i print the writing is so faint you even read it (yes there is still ink in it!!!). i have removed the cartridge and tapped out a but of ink incase there was a blockage but it hasnt made any difference. i thought it could it be a faulty cartridge but i was printing fine unitl today?!?!? please help!!

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My printer stylus is spoiling. i have install my new cartage in to my printer. the problem is my printer is very messy with ink. what should i do? can some one help me?

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Basically. this problem occurs only with printer head problem. Epson Printers uses print head for the entire life of printer unlike with HP and others. That's why, epson faints print even if full ink status is still visible. Try to clean the printer head through the utilities that comes with it on the control panel section. If this doesn't work, try replace the printer head or try it clean by injecting little ink on the pin. make sure not to spoil it to avoid circuitry problems inside the printer head.

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Re: ink cartridges

Didnt see any c46 listed on the manufacturer website. sure you put the right number down?

How old is this printer?


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Procedure for replacing Cartridge
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5) Close the Front Cover.

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