Question about Epson Stylus CX5400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When I want to print, the epson works but not ink isr on the page.

I change the cartridge, I cleaned the heads, nothing arrange the problem: I cleaned the printer.

Help as soon as possible will be appreciated

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  • WILLIAM PIGG Apr 04, 2008

    I CHANGED INK WHEN WENT TO PRINT THE PRINTER WOULD NOT

    WORK THE INK LIGHT STAYES ON

  • bakh Jan 09, 2009

    Can someone please post what he/she had done to fix the problem?



  • dktrr Jan 13, 2009

    printer delivers blank pages even with new cartridges

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This sounds like a common problem that affects many CX models. Try THIS countermeasure and it should sort you out.

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