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Letters are not aligned

Some letters are printed normal, some letters are not aligned. I tried head alignment many times per menu instructions with no improvement

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It's possible that your printer has soiled alignment strips/wheels that are throwing out it's spacial awareness.

If you open the printer lid and check for a clear plastic strip (with fine black lines inked on it) at the back of the printer you may notice that one or more parts are soiled with some ink, dust or are worn away. If it's the latter you could have problems but usually something like this comes down to a bit of dust and ink smearing so a gentle (emphasis on GENTLE here!) cleaning should remove the crud and get you back up and running again.

Can't remember if there's a similar disk/wheel on the Epson models as there are in HP officejets so I'd advise looking carefully for other possible soiling, etc...

Hopefully that will help a bit though..

Best of luck

Martin

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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