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Stylus Photo 820 printing magenta lines

My Epson Stylus Photo 820 keeps printing magenta horizontal lines across any document I print, whether it is a B&W or color document. At first i thought it was the cartridge, but even with a different one, it still keeps doing that, and I've cleaned the print heads until they print perfect nozzle check patterns. Is it time to get another printer?

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  • cottonfluff Jul 18, 2009

    This solution turned out not to work. :( It made less lines, but still makes them, and I've been cleaning for a week and a half now.

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Did you clean the communication ports , where the cartridges "talk" to the printer, the ports can get covered with paper dust and erronus signals can cause the printer to activate the magenta cartridge causing your problem. reomve the cartridges and Gently clean the comm ports with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol let dry then reinstall the ink cartridges.

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