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Epson SW515W printer - black doesn't print - have replaced cartridge - have performed Head Cleaning a number of times. What next?

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If after cleaning the printer nozzle and still not working, Try to clean it manually by rubbing the print head in a plain paper and make sure ink flows and then try to print again. If ink flows and it does not print at all. The ink cartridge might be defective and the only option is to replace new orginal ink cartridge.

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