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Not printing clearly

I have to keep cleaning the printing head. I've gone throug a set of ink. That did not correst the problem. I put a new set of ink cartrages in and that didn't help. What else can I do? Ernest Vaccani

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  • hmpage1 Sep 10, 2008

    Replaced both color and black ctg. Printing very dim. Replaced black and color ctg's again. NO help, print still dim and color NOT right. Cleand ctgs 5 times, Again not printing with full color and dim black. HELP!

    Harold Page

  • capmity Sep 14, 2008

    cleaned the heads five times replaced the ink, both, still not printing

  • dtshgwolf Sep 17, 2008

    have changed ink, printer not printing clearly, very light at first then fades. whening printing pics it has a blue tinge to them

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Call Kodak Tech Support, most likely there is a problem with your PH. They can replace it for you free of charge

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