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Wont print period

Called epson they said needs service, did troubleshooting & removals, & cleanings, & new cartridges.. still nothing helps.. do i need to just buy something that isnt an epson? everyone i have had seems to do the same thing in just a year.

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What about status monitor? Need service? End life service?
Lights blink alternately? You may need to reset waste ink counter. Use SSC utilty. Try to find at indoreset.blogspot.com.

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Re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red
By mclamemo on Nov 12, 2009 re: C84 I'm using generic ink, but the red doesn't work at all. I've done all the printer cleaning programs and swabbed inside the printer with alcohol, and re-inserted the cartridge multiple times. it still doesn't print at all.

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I have learned from experience, that Epson does not like generic ink. You must use Epson Genuine Cartridges. Hopefully, you haven't screwed up the printer, like I did. I did try cleaning the heads and doing everything possible. Use 2 cartridges of ech set, for cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. ......But Nothing.
Had to go out and purchase a new printer.;
Good Luck :0(
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" Thank you. Called Epson also and they didn't say it as directly, but advised real Epson ink too. Hope I didn't kill the printer! Generic ink for sale " - mclamemo

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Nov 12, 2009
- Funny. hahahahah,
Me too! I would say, about 2 dozen cartridges to be exact.

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