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Epsonstyluscx3810printer my epsonstyluscx3810 does not work/doesnot print the red ink errror light flashes even after i changed the ink cartridge when we tried to print it dont print and sometimes the red light just turn on,i would like to know why?

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Re: epsonstyluscx3810printer

Try reseating the ink cartridges
if you still get the red ink error light - call EPSON with the date&place of purchase of the said inks

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