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Esp 3 ink used up fast

Replacing cartridge only allows about 20 prints

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Try changing your print settings to draft or a lower quality setting the higher the setting the more ink you will use.

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That is really a low number, are you printing photos, because that really uses up a lot of ink. Just in everyday kind of printing, I go to print preferences, and change the preference from normal to draft. It's amazing how much ink I've saved that way. If you're still having the problem, you can contact Kodak by phone, e-mail, or chat. Chat was the easiest for me. Most often they had an answer. Set aside some time to do this, because it may take awhile. See Kodak.com/aio/esp3/support

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

  • william canning Feb 21, 2012

    been and talked on phone 4 times and chat 5 times nobody could offer a solution, two reps offered to send me a black cartridge, and one suggested i change the printer, but nobody has a fix for this, one rep took control of my computer and downloaded latest software and firmware, but this made the problem worse.
    I will take the advice to change the printer, but not Kodak.

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SOURCE: Still stuck ! color cartridge carrier won't move to allow my replacing them as you have suggested.

What kind of cartridges did you replace with?
Like with original ones or the other replacement you get in market.
Because with use to duplicates you get this problems many times.
If you are using original cartridges then try replacing all the cartridges at once.
And even if this does not work then may be you need to take the printer to the vendor to get it repaired.

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SOURCE: kodak esp 3 printer not printing properly.

you need to clean the printhead

Calibrate the printer (Scan + Cancel)At the same time for 5 seconds

Do a demo page ( Scan + Copy )

And go to the website :

www.kodak.com/go/esp3downloads

And download the latest version of the firmware

your all set after

Visit also the website

www.kodak.com/go/itg

for the troubeshooting guide

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Epson Stylus CX7400 Ink Light Problem

You need to open up the maintenance window and go thru the motions that you are changing the cartridges and this resets the ink levels back to full and sends data to the printer saying that they are full and the ink light disappears and it prints fine !!!

Just changing them doesn't seem to do the trick like on a lot of printers

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SOURCE: reset chip kodak esp 7 ink cartridge

Kodak printer works with genuine Kodak cartridges and that too brand new not refilled cartridges. The brand new cartridges have a certain code that is recognised by the Printer.Kindly buy genuine cartridges as the printer may be damaged by Non comaptible cartridges.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced printhead and ink cartiages on a Kodak ESP.3

I had the same experience with Kodak when I called to get help with my printer. The tech was extremely hard to understand. After several times of trying to get assistance that I could understand, he hung up on me.I finally got them to send me an additional cartridge to replace the ink I had used trying to remedy the problem. I contacted the company and explained what happened. They have not even tried to contact me.Now it's doing it again. I'm finished with Kodak. I'll just take my chances with another company. Hopefully they will appreciate my business which Kodak obviously doesn't.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

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Kodak ESP-3 All-in-One-Printer still says black ink catridge is low after I replaced it


There is a sensor in the cartridge which contacts with the printer. See it is clean from dirt. Try reseating the cartridge. If you use cheap cartridge rather than genuine then this could happen.

Check for updates in the Kodak website appropriate for you.
http://support.kodak.com/app/intfSel/intf_redirect/L2FwcC9hbnN3ZXJzL2RldGFpbC9hX2lkLzE3MzAzL34va29kYWstZXNwLTMtYWxsLWluLW9uZS1wcmludGVyLWZpcm13YXJlLS0td2luZG93cy1vcGVyYXRpbmctc3lzdGVtcy9vcmlnX2ludGYva29kYWtfYjJjX2Vu

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USELESS! I guess the life of an ESP 3 is up to a year, because after Kodak replaced my first ESP 3 with a second, I'm now having issues. It's also MOST frustrating that if one cartridge is empty and...


Regarding the empty ink cartridges, ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or viceversa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.
If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Regarding the printer not being able to detect the size of the paper, you probably need a firmware update. Here is the support information from Kodak website.

And I have to agree with you, printers don't have a very long life cycle, but you should get at least 2 years out of it! Good luck!

Dec 06, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Purchased Kodak ESP 3250 yesterday. Not printing photographs.


Yes sounds to me like one of your ink cartridge is empty. Replace and try again.

Jul 26, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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My printer only prints color..have installed new black cartridge but still only prints color so installed another new black cartridge and still only prints color


Unlike most printers where the print cartridge and printheads are attached and sold together, the ESP 3 has a separate printhead from the cartridges.

Remoe both cartridges. Then look at the place where the cartridges sit. There is a latch you push down in the back. This will release the printhead to allow it to be removed.

Remove the print head

Take a cotton swap and a little alcohol and clean the printhead of all ink. Repeat this until it is totally clean.

Make sure the printhead is dry and clean of all ink and alcohol.

Replace the printhead.

Place cartridges in and test.

If this does not work, then you need a new printhead for this printer.

here is an example of how to remove and replace printheads for thsi unit.
http://faqs.kodak.com/atg/faq/attachments/AUR1780-2.pdf

to gt a new printhead you must contact kodak
http://www.kodak.com/go/contact

probably as expensive or almost as expensive as a new printer.

The seperate printhead from the carts are why kodak can have their ink so cheap. Those other brands cost that extra 15-20$ for the attached new head with each cart.

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Kodak ESP 3 doesn't print black ink!



Forgive me for asking this, but roughly speaking about 80 to 85% of problems involving ink or toner are resolved by the following:
Are you using a manufacturer’s factory new ink cartridge or toner? I
f you are using a refilled (worst possible choice) cartridge , toner or ink, or third party cartridge (2nd. worst possible choice) that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using the manufacturer’s new ink cartridges, then please contact their technical support group. Factory new cartridges usually have warranties on them.
Don

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Can i print using black ink when im out of color ink it wont let me even though ive changed the settings to print colors as black and white


That's the way Kodak works
It won't allow yu to do anything if any of the lights are flashing or there is a error message

NO RESOLUTION

Get your color ink cartridge replaced by Kodak.
Just say its a new color ink cartridge and printer is saying its empty!!

Hurraay you'll get a free color ink cartridge

Jan 25, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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With new cartridge indicates low ink level,


The ink level gauge may not work properly with refilled cartridges. Because of this, you might get low ink message after refilling. To install the refilled cartridge you might need to override the ink level gauge. Overriding the ink level gauge disables the printer’s ink level tracking feature, but allows you to use refilled cartridges. To override the ink level gauge, please check your printer reference guide. After disabling the ink level tracking feature you should check the ink level visually and as soon as the ink level gets low you need to refill the cartridge. You do not want to try to print with an empty cartridge. Trying to print with an empty cartridge may damage your print-heads.

otherwise you will have to replace the cartridge .

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Kodak ESP 3 Colors won't print


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead
Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

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I have replaced the ink cartridges but the printer still thinks it is out of ink. Do I have to do some sort of reset? This is on the Kodak esp-3


Did you use a genuine Kodak cartridge or compatible? Some compatibles will work but give the empty cartridge message. HP is famous for this. Another thing you can do is make sure that the electrical contacts on the print head are clean on both the print head and where it contacts the printer.

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