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I have a kodak easyshare5300 printer. The printer will not print in black ink and some times also in color.

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Dear Kbrownsr,

Please check the ink/toner levels of the cartridges installed in your printer.

Steps to solve this problem.

1.) Check the ink levels by using the printer software provided with the printer.
2.) if the ink levels are low, the cartridges has to be replaced/refilled with new ones.
3.) if the ink levels are high or medium, try to do a calibration for the printer using printer tools provided by the printer vendor/ software.
4.) please do a cleaning cartridge and align cartridge options in the printer tools followed by a second calibration.
5.) if the ink levels are showing medium/high and still if the problem occurs, remove the cartridges from the printer and shake them well left to right and top to bottom. it may work fine.

if you did all these steps , and still find that problem is not solved, you may have to contact the concerned service technician for advanced help

All the best from FixYa


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