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We purchased a Kodak Easy Share All in One last year and our copies are poor quality. Especially the black ink is very hazy and light compared to the original. We have replaced the printer cartridge but no difference in quality. What else can I try?

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You sent us a new printer head, and we are good to go! Thank you! HOPEFULLY NO MORE
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Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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Poor print outs of black ink - color is fine - I change the cart. and it stills gves me poor quality prints- I've tried the cleaning process from the menu - now what?


Kodak EasyShare 5000 series

Clean the print head then print a demo sheet.

  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Print head Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo and Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet.

If the Demo print is bad- IE: no black, blurry print etc., then you may need to replace the print head:
http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/AiOPrinters/printhead/AUR1780-9_UE_RevC.pdf

Apr 15, 2011 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Poor copy quality - ink is full


Need to download to the printer software

May 31, 2010 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Poor black print quality black prints greenish grey


  1. Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  2. Verify that the label on the ink cartridges is intact, and the cartridges are not damaged.
  3. Verify that only KODAK branded ink cartridges are installed.
  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
  5. Close the printer access door, then make the same print.
If issue still continues:
  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper tray.
  2. Press and hold Cancel + Copy/Resume simultaneously until the On/Off light flashes green. The On/Off light continues to flash during the cleaning procedure.
  3. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press and hold Scan + Copy/Resume simultaneously until the On/Off light flashes, then wait for the demo sheet to print.
If issue still continues:

the printhead for your printer is in need of replacement. Contact Kodak

Best of Luck

Nov 16, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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We have had our Kodak Easyshare 5300 for about two years and I don't feel it has ever worked right. The photo print quality is poor, even though we've replaced the print head, put in countless new ink...


First thing to do is to try updating the firmware of the printer, just make sure that your printer is idle and has no error before proceeding, you can get the update at www.kodak.com/go/dowloads if you still have the same issue after that try deep cleaning the printhead 2x

Oct 31, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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My kodak 5500 AIO easy share printer will not print black ink.


Hi,

follow the step by step solution from kodak.

Choose All-in-one printer and then Print quality and follow the further steps. I think it's a problem with your printhead.

Oct 11, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Both Ink Lights Keep Flashing


You might have a printhead problem. Call 1.800.421.6699 to get a new one.

Feb 26, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Poor picture printing


Do not try to clean print head again and again, it consumes too much of ink.
Try reseting print head and then calibrate it.   after then check nozzles and align prinhead.   Now u can try cleaning printhead last time.
If it does not fix your issue , your printer needs to be replaced  (In case printhead has already replaced within 30 days)
MS

Dec 22, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer doesn't print well


Hav you replaced with original cartridges or 3rd party/refilled ones? This is a common problem when using generic/refilled cartridges. Let me know that first..

When you say poor quality, do you mean faded printouts, or broken print? Kindly explain in detail, so I can assist you further.

Nov 07, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Kodak Easy share 5300


Try pressing copy & cancel at once. If that does not work, call 1.800.421.6699 for a new printhead.

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