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Printer problem black ink stopped printing replaced cartridge, cleaned heads still doesnt work

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    replaced black ink cartridge,still not printing. Thought it was bad,bought new pack w/color & black changed them both, printed 2 sheets fine, then everything was washed out again. Took out Printhead & cleaned put back in did not change still not printing.



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Use the online tool on the Kodak Web site at www.kodak.com/go/aiotroubleshooting to resolve this problem. If a new printhead is necessary, you can order it online free of charge.

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