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Won't print right over half the time

It does not matter if you are trying to make copys or trying to print off the computer one time it will be fine the n ext sheet there will be nothing or you may get bits and pieces of it and then the next page may print fine again but for the most of the time it won,t print and tells you it needs more ink I bought this one because Kodak is usally a good thing But this is a nightmare I bought this in April 2008 and i have bought more ink then you could image from Wal-mart and Sams club I have bought at least 2 to 3 packs of both color and black since i have had it and i am getting very tried of it. Please tell me how to fix this .

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  • crystalm07 Sep 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem, more so with my black ink cartridge. I will hardly use a new cartridge (maybe 5-10 pages) and it says I need a new one, which is ridiculous. Even with a new cartridge it prints in horrible illegible quality. In addition the printer has begun making grinding sounds that just don't sounds normal.

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If you haven't already done so, execute a "deep clean" of the print heads from the menu on the printer.

I was able to solve a similar problem I had by placing a phone call to 1-800-421-6699, Kodak's printer service help line.

My printer seemed to be far more efficient in using ink during the first 6 months of use. Now the ink efficiencies have dramatically reduced and it no longer prints black. The printer head needs to be replaced to fix the black ink issue, and I'm hoping this might also help solve the efficiency dilemma.

Hope this helps!

-JT

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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