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I just replaced all the inks in my printer. When I try and print only every couple of lines print. what should I do

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Hi Good day!! Maybe you need to clean the head. to do that you need to do the head cleaning.
here are the step:
1. Click "Start
2. Choose "Setting" and then "Printer and Faxes" you should see your printer installed.
3. right click your printer and then properties you should be on the printer properties box
4. Click "Printing Preferences" now you should be on the Printing preferences box. there are 5 tabs go to the "Maintenance tab"
5. Select "Head Cleaning. and then you can start the cleaning of your printer head..
after you clean it try to print again and see if your printing was fine if not you should clean it again back to start.. .

Hope my solution helps you..
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Click the start button, go to control panel. Open up printers. Right click on your Epson printer and click on printer properties if it's there or just properties if it's not. Look through the tools provided by your printer such as clean and align print head. Use the tools as directed. Try to print at least a test page regularly to keep any ink left in the print nozzles from becoming overly dried and tough. You may need to run a cleaning or deep cleaning several times and align the head. If these steps do not solve the issue, it may be time for a new printer.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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See my previous posts about intensive cleaning and you should be good to go again: http://www.fixya.com/support/t138226-printer_not_printing

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SOURCE: my printer was printing fine, iloaded new ink

Epson does not like Generic/Compatible Cartridges
MUST BE GENUINE

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc. These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .

Put back in Genuine Cartridges, and see if it works. This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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