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C84 printer changed color ink tanks now printer will not ptint color as the magenta color does not work took new tank out and replaced it with another new tank and still will not work the other tanks now show about half full and magenta is showing full when you open the tools menue, prints black ok.

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  • promomarty Dec 17, 2007

    HAVING A lot of problems with my usually reliable Epson Stylus C84 printer


    I have replaced the magenta ink 2 separate times. It seems thats the only color that isn't printing out ..I've tried unloading all the ink refills and cleaning the magenta compartment with a Q-TIp. After many attempts I added alcohol to the Q-tip.. Still no red color on my copies.  All of the above is after I ran the headcleaner  thru epson Printer Utilities 
    What's a guy suppose to do .? Look forward to your help. 


    Marty Offenther   (promomarty@mac.com )

  • eloracv Dec 27, 2007

    HAVING A lot of problems with my usually reliable Epson Stylus C84 printer


    I have replaced the magenta ink 2 separate times. It seems thats the only color that isn't printing
    out ..I've tried unloading all the ink refills and cleaning the magenta
    compartment with a Q-TIp. After many attempts I added alcohol to the
    Q-tip.. Still no red color on my copies.
    Carole

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Sorry but It uses Durabrite ink which tends to turn into hard gel if not printed at least once a week. Its less painful and expensive to just throw the printer out and buy a new one. I recommend the canon PIXMA ip3500. It lets you remove the printhead for cleaning unlike the Epson. If you want to try your luck at unclogging the printer heres a link to a unclogging kit but be warned that results are not guaranteed!

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/Epson/K89


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