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Unable to print

Whenever I want to print something, my printer works, but no ink in put on the paper. Help would be gladly appreciated. clean heads--multi-times, align heads,checked nozzles cartridges each at 30%acc.,to readout removed cartridges and reinstalled--charged, called Epson--says refilling cartridges a no-no--done this for  about 3 years---no problem till now(?)

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  • CJ1981 Feb 23, 2008

    I have cleaned the heads, changed the cartriges, cleaned the nozzle, an still get blank sheets.






  • angel59 Mar 01, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and I ran the Head alignment; the nozzle check andthe head cleaning changed the black in to brand new, the color inks are all at 60%. Please help

  • Cazzzmo May 11, 2010

    how do I access that hose to check?? also, please explain the soaking process or point me to a previous instruction/solution. thx!!

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I have the same problem. Epson will only give me a discount on more junk through the SPECIAL Loyalty page with a password.
After googling all the printers reviews,
I have no reason to buy another Epson....EVER!!!
I found the following page which seems to have helped many people.I will tackle this chore this weekend.
Its seems easy to follow.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2008

Nozzles are clogged keep soakin and repeat make sure downtube ink hose is connected!Try a few solutions and hot water repeat

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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