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Acts like it's printing, ink is good, but nothing prints out on paper.

My epson stylus cx6400 doesn't print. it was doing fine at first. when i changed cartridges nothing prints out on the paper. paper goes through fine, i hear the printer printing, but nothing comes out on the paper. Same issue -- Ink levels show 60%, but paper comes out as clean as it goes in, even though the printer makes passes as if it was printing. I'd really appreciate any help with this!

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Have you removed the tear off tape from top of cartridges, it lets the air in and ink flows.

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