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CX5500 Doesnt Print.

I have got brand new ink in my epson cx5500 and it just wont print. i have done heaps of head cleans and it just wastes my ink. i know the ink cartridges arent faulty because the old ones were all really new too and half empty so i replaced them assuming they were the problem.

please help. thanks

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  • Jorge Majano May 11, 2010

    does it give you a blank page, or simply does not do anything at all?

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Most likely your print head is clogged up.
could be from the following:

generic ink
not using the printer a long time
or
when the printer says the inks are low, a big print job is done and some air is now getting sucked into the printhead.

also possible the tubes going to the wastepad are clogged up.

you will need to take the unit to a service center for repair, approx. repair if no printhead is needed about $65.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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