I have an Epson Stylus CX3200 running on XP Prof and it suddenly refuses to print, either in black or colour.
There are new cartridges in it, and the Printer Properties confirms this. All relevant software is loaded. It acts as if it's printing, with the cartridge holders going left and right. The same thing happens when I scan - it seems to scan OK with the scanning light going across, but when the paper comes out, it's blank.
It might just be blocked in which case you will have to keep cleaning. You did remove the cover from the vents so the air can get in didn't you, if you didn't then the ink won't get out because the air can't get in to replace it. That would certainly explain you getting nothing at all.
I've managed to remove the cartridge housing so that I could get to the print heads and cleaned those thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol.
But still I get nothing printing, not even the faintest of marks.
One thing I have noticed is that when I open it to change cartridges, the catridge housing does not shoot over to the left making it easy for me to remove the cartridges; I have to gently pull it to one side by hand.
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