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Recieved new print head, but no label to send the old one back along with the unused ink. After replacing the old print head, can I put in the old ink from before or do I need to put in the new ink that was supplied? And do I need to mail anything back?

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You dont need to do anythink just replace your old one with that new

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Try to clean the print head manually until ink flows. Rub the print head into a plain paper with rubbing alcohol until in flows. Then try to print again.

Clean also the contact point of the ink cartridge by a cotton swab to clean some dirty on it and try to plug back ink cartridge again.

Try this solution also,
Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on.
Remove all the cartridges.
Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear.
Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply.
Move the carriage using your hand from the original position to the other side of the printer and then move it back to original position. Wait for couple of minutes
Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer.
Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process.
Print the test page to check if it working.
Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.

If still not working, maybe the ink cartridge is defective. If under warranty, return it for free replacement.

Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

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Print heads are not cheap, you may be better putting your money towards a new printer.

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The color print head may be blocked. Try several deep cleaning of the print head to see if it can clear the blocked print nozzles.
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HOW YOU CLEAN THE PRINTHEAD


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Check to make sure that the ink tank in the print head isn't dry. Even a new print head can have a dry tank if it's old.

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Replacing printhead in Kodak 5300 All in One Printer


on this website:
http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/AiOPrinters/printhead/AUR1780-9_UE_RevC.pdf

You can find illustrated instructions on how to remove the old printhead, as well as on how to put the new printhead back in place.

You can easily go to that website by going to:
www.kodak.com/go/printheadsupport 

and selecting the second option "installing new printhead".

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Black Ink not printing


Call this number. I had the same problem, and Kodak is replacing my print head FREE of charge. As the printers in the 5000 series are still under warranty. 1 800 421 6699

(To remove your print head: first remove the color ink cartridge. there is a button of sorts under a small ledge just above the picture of the finger used for installation. Press FIRMLY here, up towards the ceiling. The print head will come out. To reinstall, just put back in and press again firmly on the pic of the finger till it snaps.)

If you get the same quality of print, you need a new head.

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Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively is a Print head error so it sounds like you did the right thing.

I would reseat the printhead along with each one of the ink cartridges. Make sure that you removed the tape from the bottom of each of the ink cartridges and try it again. After installing the new printhead, you should have run a printhead cleaning cycle immediately after installing.

Issue: Certain colors are missing or no ink prints on the paper
Solution: Install / replace the recommended ink tanks correctly i550 / i850

Untitled Document How to install / replace the ink tanks
The ink tanks suitable for the printer are as follows;


Black Ink Tank BCI-3eBK
Cyan Ink Tank BCI-3eC
Magenta Ink Tank BCI-3eM
Yellow Ink Tank BCI-3eY


Note: There are two ink tank label designs.
Operation procedures are shown with label design A.

labelsa.jpg Replacement Procedure


1. Check that the printer is powered on, and open the front cover. Wait until the print head moves to the center.

2. Remove the empty ink tank by pushing the tab on the ink tank.

Note: When doing this, do not remove the print head. When replacing multiple ink tanks, it is recommended to replace one at a time to avoid inserting them into the wrong slots.
(The image is an example using i850.)

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3. Remove the new ink tank from its package. Pull the orange tape in the direction of the arrow to remove it completely, and remove the shrink-wrap film.

Note: Remove the orange tape completely. If the tape remains, printing may not be performed properly.

removingtape.jpg
Confirm that the orange tape is completely removed from the ink tank, as shown in image 1. If the tape is similar to the sample in image 2, remove the remaining portion of the tape so that it looks like the sample shown in image 1.

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(1): Correct

(2): Incorrect (where the arrow indicates)
4. Slowly twist the orange protective cap in the direction that the arrow indicates, and remove it. To avoid ink adhering to your fingers, brace the orange protective cap while removing it.

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5. Insert the new ink tank to the print head by holding it at a slight angle.

Note: Confirm that the ink tanks are installed in the right order according to the labels on the print head.
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6. Press down on the top of the ink tank until a click sound is made.
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7. Close the front cover. The next time the printer performs printing, it will automatically start print head cleaning. The power lamp will flash while cleaning is performed. Until cleaning completes, do not perform other operations.

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