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Black stripes ove the page

My Epson AcuLases C900 starts after a few prints to print very bad quality and black stripes over the pages. It also makes a strange noise during printing (like oil missing in a machine). Cartridges are all full. Thanks.

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    it is making strange noise when printing and has black all over paper

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Try cleaning your ink nozzles or ink jets. It sounds like you have a plugged nozzle or two. Your printer program should have maintenance options that allow you to test for plugged nozzles and clean them.
In control panel, open the printing/fax icon, right click on your printers icon, left click properties, then on the bottom of the page the panel that opens you will see a button that says printing preferences, and that should open your print program.

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