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RE: Epson stylus Color 880 there a way to manually move the ink tanks to change the black ink cartridge? Utility Shows still ink but no black ink after many nozzle and head cleanings. Must be old and dry ink. Don't want to force it over.. ay solutions?

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You will need to press and hold both of the ink buttons down, (sorry, don't have mine right in front of me) it will take about 5-6 sec.s for it to start moving over (have the cover up for this) then just lift the tab and replace, it will cycle for a few sec.s then should start to print just fine. if that doesn't work then goto this site http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=FAQ&oid=14374&prodoid=11473&foid=31730
and it has details for you.

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