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Kodak EasyShare 5100 won't print

Hi FixYa team, my Kodak printer's "Check color ink" red light was flashing so I just put in a new color ink cartridge (even though I am only printing black and white). I restarted the machine but the light is still flashing and it won't print. When I try to print I now get an error message that says the printer is not responding because it is not on - but it is. All the lights are on and the "Check color ink" light is still flashing. And then another error message comes on that says my color ink cartride needs to be replaced - which I just did. I''m on a deadline at work and need to print. Do you know what the issues is? Thank you! Whitney

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  • queb4ll Sep 19, 2008

    I have both colour and black lights flashing, I have changed both cartidges and the printer still flashes both lights after POST. Looks like they are just not very reliable

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    Me too! It prints out paper, but nothing on it. I have replaced cartridges over and over again.

    I wish I could just find a good printer.

    I replace my printer about every 6months, I just can't find one that works good.

  • km2orlando Sep 21, 2008

    Printer is printing paper, however, you can barely see the printed letters. Also, pictures are printing all washed out.



    I have replaced cartridges multiple times.



    Thanks!

  • jackier101 Jan 22, 2009

    i have the same problem! i cant print black ink and i changed both color and black ink

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem here, the black ink was getting low so I replaced it. It worked for a few prints. A week later I printed a picture from a Kodak camera that looked great. Ten minutes later I printed an email with directions and all that came out was a blank page with one word that was blue in the email.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    After popping in the new ink I find out that you are suppose to update the firmware on the AIO software.So now what do I do,can I still update the firmware and if so how do I get to the place where I will find the firmware? thanks

  • musicpastor0 Feb 22, 2009

    I totally agree 100%! Mine is not printing in black and my graphics and photos look like cartoons. I clean the printhead and it prints one or two pics very good and then they good bad!

  • mailboxbless Feb 27, 2009

    Kodak ESP 7 will not print. It was out of paper but it is not.
    I have taken the paper out and replaced it again and again it still will not work. The error light flashes. What am I suppose to do?

  • BOSMANN May 01, 2009

    Kodak EasyShare- never printed good once.
    Colors are light, and wont print black ink.
    Changed ink cart. several times, and did maintenance.
    help?


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I have had the same frustrating problem.
I cntacted the Kodak live web chat help line and after removing the print head,switching the machine off for 1 min and reconnecting.Clean heads and recalibrate.
.....Still the same.
They then told me the print head was faulty and to contact Kodak for free repalcement.

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Try cleaning the printhead, in the printer maintenance program. If that doesn't work, contact Kodak for a replacement printhead. They replaced mine after about 500 pages and it has been good sofar for about 3000 pages & photos.

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My kodak 5300 printer wont print black ink. I've changed the ink cartridge and calibrated the printer. I've only had this printer for 4 months and I loved it at first. Now that I am starting college in 2 days the printer wont work. Please help asap!

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

My Kodak printer is doing the same thing. These pieces of junk are defective products.

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Hi FixYa team, my Kodak printer's "Check color ink" red light was flashing so I just put in a new color ink cartridge (even though I am only printing black and white). I restarted the machine to try and print some address labels and it acts like it is printing but the paper comes out blank yet I can print pictures. I tried to print and email and it won't do that either.
Thanks.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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