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Black in photos - Yes Black in DIN-A4-prinitings - No

I also had the "no black ink"-problem. Last week Kodak changed my device - but the problem is still the same: no black color in "normal" text-printings. But if I print a photo - no problem at all. So it can´t be a problem with the cartridge or the printhead. Any idea?

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Print a demo sheet. Press copy and photo at the same time. Look at the eyes on the two kids in the picture, if they're coming out all white, your printhead is clogged. Do a printhead cleaning, if that doesn't work, call kodak, you need a printhead.

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to the printhead that's the reason why it's clogging the

system up. That's because Kodak printers is using

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prints. If that still doesn't work try calling Kodak Technical

Support Representative: 1-800-421-6699

I hope I have been some of help. ^_^

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