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Black Ink Smears on Photo Prints

Doesn't appear to be a problem in Inkjet paper so far. Obviously the Epson clean cycles haven't worked. Ink could be on the rollers. How can I clean this area

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  • neilmckernan Sep 27, 2009

    It's the rollers and feed mechanism after the print head that is the problem and I can't see how to clean this. You can't get to it with a cloth. Don't think it can be accessed without disassembly and wonder if anyone has done this successfully. Thanks

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I wouldn't give up on the clean cycles unless you have run 20-30 of the annoying things. If there is ink on the roller (probably on the bottom of the ink head)
you can clean this fairly easily using some household white vinegar and lint free paper towel. Just wet the towel and very gently wipe. The vinegar dissolves the inks. This will usually clean things far better than anything else and can restore an old dead printer to the point it can print like new.

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