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Does not print text

Hi, My printer was working fine then it wouldn't print at all. I tried uninstalling and re-installing. Now I got it printing just graphics in color, but no text. It was printing text a little then faded out. Then the words were very faint and jibberish. Called Epson they had me change printer usb port and cleaned nozzles 3 times but it got worse. They said I probably need new headers??? Then gave me deals on a new printer. Do you have any ideas? Should I go shopping for a new printer? This one is about 4 yrs. old. thank you.

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Re: does not print text

Hey there thedeligirl,

It does sound like hardware problem. If the hardware is 4 yrs old, and the people at Epson recommend you go with a new printer, then it may be time to head to wal-mart =).

The only thing I could suggest, is run some kind of calibration, or "clean headers" option on the printer.

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