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My Epson C84 only prints blank pages.

I don't understand what the problem is with my printer. I recently replaced the black toner in my printer with a generic brand equivalent. The result of this action was streaked text. When I pulled the cartridge out, it was very drippy. Next, I purchased the brand name equivalent of the cartridge and now my printer is only printing blank or nearly blank pages. Please advise. Do I need a new printer?

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The generic cartridge may have damaged the printhead. This means either service or replacement. I suggest contacting Epson to see if they have any reduced prices on replacement units - I suggest the C88+

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