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White bands on my prints

I have been having issues with my epson stylus photo 2200. It has printed beautifully until recently, when i started getting a white band down the left side of the print. I have cleaned the print heads which has, not surprisingly, not fixed the problem--it doesn't look like a dirty print head issue. any suggestions?

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Re: white bands on my prints

Did you try cleaning the decoder strip? It is located behind the print head, looks like the tape inside a cassette tape. If it has ink splatter or a smudge on it carefully wipe it down with a paper towel (damp). It may be easier to remove it, careful not to stretch the little spring on the left side.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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yes actually there is. the parts its talking about is the inkpad, you can send this over to an epson certifies servicer in your are to have inkpad change and they will reset the counters for it. go this link and look for a servicer near your place

or you can contact epson at 562-276-1300

pls rate as fixya if helpful. thanks!!

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