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Kodak Easyshare 5100 All-In-One Printer

My printer won't print. I put new cartridges in and it still won't print. It just puts out a blank piece of paper. Can you help me?

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  • thrilseakr Sep 30, 2008

    my kodak easyshare 5100 will copy but wont print from the computer, it just spits out blank pages.

  • hartigas Oct 03, 2008

    I have the exact same problem

  • alnpeggy Oct 08, 2008

    my 5100 did work fine up to a few weeks ago. When I slide my photo to the right and push print I get "photo paper tray: not engaged" also copy light is on. please help me

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    it let me print out a paper but wont let me print out a cover page for it!

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    My printer won't print. It consistently spits out blank paper. I have installed new cartridges a couple of time. The problem still exists.

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I have replaced the ink cartridges and all i get is blank pages.

  • kathygillig Oct 24, 2008

    ditto - won't print anything in black - but will print colors - changed cartridge and still won't work. HELP!

  • lou4you98 Oct 25, 2008

    I just put in new catridges, the ink level shows as full but it prints blank sheets or sheets where the ink fades about 1 or 2 inches down the page. I've cleaned the print head and re-calibrated it several times. The pink and yellow don't print on the calibration sheet, only black and blue.

  • grzecker Nov 26, 2008

    changed color cartridge now black does not print at all

  • nonnie8701 Nov 28, 2008

    I'm having the same problem as kathygillig. I've recalibrated several times, installed new cartridges, etc. etc. But the black still will not print at all. Anyone have any idea what can be done?

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    Despite putting new black and colour ink cartridges in and telling me they are full - red light of colour ink cartridge keeps flashing - not been able to print for weeks now! very frustating - may buy a new printer head as running out of ideas

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing actually prints.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    After several attempt at cleaning the print head, I installed a new one. The damn thing still won't print!

    Very pissed off,


  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Printer Kodak Easyshare 5300 Will not print black...

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    new ink wont print

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    wont print at all

  • LuLu2007 Jan 21, 2009

    My printer is only a year old and I have used it maybe 5 times and it won't print. I tried everything! I get black lines that you can barely see, but nothing else. It sounds like it's printing and then when the paper comes out-no picture!


  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    After install new ink cartridge, does not print


  • sweetone49 Jan 23, 2009

    I have changed my cartridges twice with new. It won't print at al

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Hiya- I've got the same problem

    When my Kodak 5100 AiO prints anything with black in it, I end up seeing lines on the black- I hate this. any solutions, cos I kept on emailing them and all they gave me is the deep-cleaning method, which didn't help at all?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have changed my ink several times, and one the cleaning process too and the print works when it feels like it. I have to say this has been the worst printer I have ever had.

  • sassybible7 May 01, 2009

    It will print colored documents and copy documents but sends a blank sheet of paper for black and white docs



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I had the same problem and call Kodak and they gave me a new printer head and new ink works great hope this helps.

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The Kodak printhead is known to dry out. You can call kodak customer service and complain your printhead is failling explain you have run the printhead cleaning many times waisting your ink. They should ship you a new printhead and free inktanks.

or if you dont want to wait on the phone....

I have found lysol hand wipes to work wonders on the kodak printhead. I have an ESP 5 and I have wiped the printhead with a lysol hand wipe many times and it works like new. Here is a link to the product.

To wipe the printhead follow these instuctions.

remove the printhead from the printer. put the tanks back into the printhead. Be very carefull not to drop the printhead and do not put the printhead on a table with the nozzle plate down (where the ink comes out). take the hand wipe fold it a couple times. Gently wipe the printhead nozzel plate in the direction of the lines on the nozzle plate do not do a circular motion or wipe against the grain. you may not even have to use a wiping motion. you can just place the wipe on the nozzles and let the printhead soak. this will clear up dried up ink and unclog the nozzles.

put the printhead back into the printer run one printhead clean once to purge the ink and try to print.

I hope this helps.

I used my printer to do a photo guest book at my sisters wedding it turned out great (i wipped the printhead before i started all the pictures look perfect!)


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Good info from SDtester. The only thing he didn't include is to turn power off for about a minute to clear the error out of the unit.

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