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Half the words are not printing ,i think i just need to do a cleaning just not sure how to

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The epson has a self cleaning program. press together the top buttons - power and maintenance key. and the printer will start a cleaning process. If you had installed the full sofware of the printer to your PC then you can also access the printer functions and do it fromt he PC.If this wont clear the issue, there could be a possible printing head damage. Hope you had used only the original ink and not the refilled ones.. Hope this helps. Good Day

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