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Prints 2 or 3 pages then fades out

It fades out on all colors & Black. I cleaned print heads and calibrated it and after 2 or 3 pages it faded out. Then I purchased 2 new cartridges and I put in both new ink cartridges, but after 2 or 3 pages it fades out. I can clean print heads and calibrate it and it will print better but not very good - then 2 or 3 pages I have to do same. I purchase this on 4/9/2008. I have all the #'s , etc. What is going wrong??? Thanks for your help
Thomas Michael
emailbrenda0251@yahoo.com
1201 Jacinto road
Booneville, Ms. 38829

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There is a problem with your printhead and it needs to be replaced, but this is a completely free process, kodak won't charge you anything for it. You need to call their support center to have it replaced, or you may go to their website on kodak.com/go/aiosupport to replace it yourself on line.

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the text or graphics on your printed pages. You can clean Black only
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