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Does not print

Has new cartridges. Goes thru "motions" of printing, i.e. carriage or head moves as though it is printing but no print on paper. Communicates with computer. Something blocked or dirty? Can it be cleaned?

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  • Segure May 29, 2008

    I have a cx6400 i bought new ink everything seems to be working but when i print the pages comes out blank. I do maintenance check, the nozzle check and head cleaning and i still get blank pages. i spoke with someone at epson and they basically told me that i needed a new printer.If anyone has the same problem or know how to fix this problem please contact me it itsnothing2003@yahoo.com



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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    have replaced all cartridges

  • carllindameg Aug 23, 2008

    I have had the same trouble. I took it in and they told me that it was an old printer (4years old), this is after I bought 4 new cartridges), and it ended up being some main electronic board. About $280.00, plus an addtional $45 extra from what I had already paid them. In other words, a new printer. I really like this printer. I hope that you do not have the same trouble.

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The CX series printers use a pigment based ink, and if it dries it frms a semi hard gooy substance on the printer ink input pins.

Sometimes after the insertion of new cartridges (Ensuring the yello tab is removed) and letting them sit overnight (to soften the ink blob) and running several cleaning cycles can unblock the ink "jam". Note: Epsons printer head need ink to cool them when printing (Sort of like oil in a car) so don;t try to print withot having ink flowing to the heads. It can also ruin the print head by overheating.

If all else fails there are several companies that sell inkjet cleaning solution. You may need a couple of cartridges to flush blocked jets but if will most likey work if the print head is still functional.

Otherwise, the technican is correct, you may need to purchase a new printer.

Note; For the future... Never let the ink run out of any cartridge without immediately replacing the cartridge. Never remove an empty cartridge without replacing it immediately.

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