Never again. I had a similar problem with an
epson 440 with Win me and no amount of cleaning,
even with cleaning cartridges, would cure it.
Epson printers are very prone to this, especialy
when they haven`t been used for a while. Epson
service dept quoted me £100 to fit a new print head so I bought a new epson C62 for £69 instead.
Trouble is that if either cartridge is not working
the printer wont work at all. Meshuga.