epson stylus 740 does not print anything, ink full

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the heads move as if it was printing, but blank pages spew out. color or
b/w, both cartridges full. cleaned heads, does not help. Actually, I havent
used the printer in a while, and it printed a little at first, but smudged,
so i ran the clean heads utitlity, and that is when the problems started.
does anyone know a solution?
thanks
krzysztof
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    "psion" <icu008@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > does anyone know a solution?
    > thanks
    > krzysztof

    The solution is called Windolene (Windex USA) which is a common window
    cleaner with a mild ammonia content. As the 740 is unchipped you could try
    filling a spare cartridge with that or a mild ammonia solution and print a
    few pages. As the ink fades you know the solvent is getting through. That is
    often enough and will have primed the system. A few drops on the docking
    sponge often accomplishes the same.
    If it jerks around and spews pages , cleaning the transit chrome head bar
    may help as does WD40 or a silica fine quality grease.
    Tony
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    In article <3rWdne0tKfDwvhjdRVn-uA@nildram.net>, webfive@pantsaah-haa.com
    (Tony) wrote:

    > If it jerks around and spews pages, cleaning the transit chrome head
    > bar may help as does WD40 or a silica fine quality grease.

    WD40 is NOT a lubricant and should never be used as such. It may make the
    print carriage glide more smoothly initially but, in the long run, its use
    will probably cause major problems.

    Jon.
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