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Epson c46 hi ya seems all to work and do all the bussiness BUT no ink comes out used the ssc sverice for the count but no joy plz help

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    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Hi 1madman

    It's very difficult to help you if you don't respond to queries. Please post a new comment with the answers requested.


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    Gerry Millward May 11, 2010

    Please provide more detail. Does this apply to all colours or just one? If no ink at all comes out (black, cyan, magenta, yellow), did they all stop at once, or was the deterioration gradual. Have you tried a head cleaning cycle and nozzle check print? If so what was the result? Have you tried changing the cartridges? A response to these question will permit me to give you much more specific help.

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