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Printer My printer has new ink cartridges. I have tried the nozzle check and head cleanining. I have tried everything my quick guide has suggested. When I try to copy or print, I get a blank sheet. Hope you can help me. Thank you Darlene

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  • Gammm Dec 11, 2007

    Printer is producing blank pages when printing or copying. Tried head cleaning several times...still blank pages. Any suggestions?? Epson CX 6600 All in One. Thank you!



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Hey Cinders! It sounds like you have clogged plumbing. The pipes to the waste ink tank can get clogged as can the wick (the bit that sticks up in the ink cartridge) Get in touch with the good people at and ask them for information on the CX loss of ink rescue kit.

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Check that your black ink cartridge has ink inside, eventually try a new cartridge , as ink may have dried up in old cartridge.
If you use a new cartridge ensure you removed cellotape from cartrige.
If cartridge is ok, then it is printer nozzle/head for black ink.
In this case do nozzle check / head cleaning in printer tools a couple of times.
If problem persist you may need to check and clean printer's head with cotton and solvent.

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