Question about Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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New black ink

Will not print from my programs , but will print in black from the print if I request proofsheet.

What is wrong

Thanks Dianna

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  • technogeek1 Dec 13, 2008

    I had the same problem today. You may have a bad printhead (this has happened to many people). Call
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    Kodakat 1800 421 6699 (it is such a common problem they now have a specialnumber to push for it). Talk to the rep and go through the test and if it is the printhead, they will send you a new one.

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From what I have read and heard and I also have the Kodak 5500 AIO, and I had problems wit a new one out of box, and Kodak was very nice about it, They rushed me overnight air a new printhead and free ink. all at no charge. Give them a call or email

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