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Canon i250 not working

My Canon i250 has 2 new ink cartridges (colour and black) and I have had the printer heads cleaned and checked by a technician and they are not clogged. Yet, it is still not printing. The ink comes out so faint the paper is almost blank. This problem came on suddenly, the printer has worked well for 3 years. First it stopped printing in colour and now the black won't print either. Any suggestions other than buy a new printer?

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In the 1960s Ralph Nader made his name as a consumer champion by campaigning against US car companies. They used to build in pre-programmed obsolence into your car so that after a certain amount of time you were forced to buy a new one. Just like Epson is doing today.

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