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I did all of my homework, and was thoroughly sold on the fact that I would be getting an Epson Stylus Color 3000. Unfortunately I never looked at the DATES of the posts recommending this printer. I bought a used one, didn't test it before I got out the door, Got home realized my OS wouldn't support the driver software, after an agonizing stint installing XP on a new machine, loading drivers etc... it STILL won't talk to the printer. Not only that but the printer will not produce any ink in a test print - (I assume b/c of clogged heads as the exp. date ont he ink cartridges in the printer was 2004) I downloaded the service manual but even with an engineering degree I cannot decipher exactly how to remove the print heads, if I can remove them with ink cartridges in place, if I should remove the old cartridges and just leave the black, if it would still work if I did any of this, etc.... etc... etc.... Does anyone have any advice including what a modern version of this printer is??? Of course I would like to get what I have working and go from there, but I have been fighting with at least one aspect of this tangled mess for almost a year to discover the printer is gooked up (assuming this).. I tried to contact people on other forums about their experience fixing their ESC 3000 but again - those posts are almost 3-5 years old, and I am getting no replies... HALP?!?!