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Ink Cartridge The cyan ink wont print, it is half full and I have cleaned the heads about six times bit still no cyan ink prints, every other colour is fine. How do i take out the cartridge o clean the head, I normally follow the instruction to change an empt cartridge but I do not know how to take out a half full cartridge.

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    You can't get to the cartridge unless it is empty. How can you make it move to the change cartridge position?

  • duramater Dec 08, 2008

    My printer has been working great for several years and many, many ink cartridge changes. Then just a few weeks ago I changed the black cartridge and now it won't print black. I've changed the cartridge 3 times and still no go. I've tried cleaning, aligning, turning the computer and printer off/on -- to no avail. Looks like a growing problem with these printers. In the meantime, I have no printer. Any other suggestions?

  • rendog50 Jan 10, 2009

    magenta wont print, everything is ok, Just wont give the magenta color

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Put new black ink cartridge in and it reads full. Cleaned heads and nozz check. All colors working except black? Now the blue cartridge is reading empty and I cant print with new black cartridge. FYI I put two brand new Epson black ink cartridges in and chcked with Epson to make sure rite.

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Some of Epson's cartridges went bad that way. It may be a bad cartridge. Get a new one, pull that one out and see what happens. If it works, call Epson for a refund. They had a class action suit for that type of thing, they lost and paid off. I would think they will help you right away.
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