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Printer Kodak Easyshare 5300 Will not print black ink

Kodak Easyshare 5300 I have a 5100 that just had the black print cartridge replaced. It will only print color no black will print. I followed the solution provided by Kodak staff and it still will not print black. Does that mean the printhead is bad?

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  • suecando53 Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem. I replaced the black ink cartridge and now I can't get it to print any black. So frustrating.

  • beccalh58 Dec 18, 2008

    Will only print in color no black text

  • featherwear Jan 07, 2009

    exact same problem - have tried everything - no luck

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I replaced both ink cartridges on my 5100 printer but it will not print black. Please send me another print head and ink cartridges to see if this will fix my printer.

  • verbalsoup Jan 15, 2009

    both cartridges are new. for a while it would print color but no black, now it won't even print color.

  • bkworm8it Feb 17, 2009

    my printer has stopped printing anything in black. If the words are black font nothing prints. If they are in a color other than black the words print so i'm missing anything in black

  • littlejulian Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with an EasyShare 5300

    Also, has anyone found a way of printing photos of size 45mm X 35mm required for UK passport renewal? I went on technical support chat line with Kodak but so far this not resolved


  • CAKuhl Mar 17, 2009

    same

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Just remove the head printer and wash with warm water and lett.t dry and replace.t

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They overnighted a new printer head and free ink. We already recieved it. AMAZING. Thank you Kodak. They are awesome.

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