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My printer does not print black. It prints color but not black.

The black ink got lighter and lighter, and I thought that I was out of ink. I purchased ink and installed it. I got on line last night and followed the instructions and did the deep cleaning and it worked once, but does not print now. Help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have a Kodak 5500 and I can't get it to print Black I thought possibly it was a defective black cartridge a bought another but that doesn't work either. What is wrong with my printer



    Marge



    margebc@sbcglobal.net

  • markat453 Dec 27, 2008

    my epson 980 and my HP4260 does the same thing. They both worked fine from the people i got them from and when i hooked them up to my 2 computers at home they print color but not black.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    bought new ink as well as did cleaning and still first page is good and the 2nd is blank. Color is fine.

  • leokir Jan 28, 2009

    The black got lighter with the time and also is leaving white stripes as it prints. Cleaning does not improve it. The color also started to show problems and in the test page prints washed out areas. I run Kodak diagnostic and they are sending me a new print head for replacement free of charge.

  • mayers994 Feb 10, 2009

    The "black" does not print black, but grey and patchy. I like others thought the ink cartridge was out so I bought a new one.

    I need this printer so I need a soluton pretty quick.

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This is only a guess but from what I have read I will say you have a bad printhead. You can email or phone Kodak for help.1 800 421 6699. If it is a printhead they will ship you one free of charge and throw in free ink also....They did for me got mine in less than 12 hours. Hope it helps you

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