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Kodak Printer will not Print Red Ink

Accidentally, I posted this under the Kodak 5500 when in fact my printer is the 5100. Either way it refuses to print Red Ink so everything looks basically green when it prints. I just replaced both ink cartridges, ran all of the troubleshooting tools, but I still cant get it to work properly.

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  • grandmom9 Dec 31, 2008

    My printer first started not printing red ink...now it doesn't print anything at all.

  • heartsick Jan 10, 2009

    I have run both a calibration, and a deep cleaning of the printerhead and went ahead and replaced my color cartridge, black is fine. When I print any color photos they are in a greenish blue hue and all reds appear yellowish or orange. What else can I do?

  • snarkyb Jan 27, 2009

    Call the help desk 1-800-421-6699
    I have had this problem in the past they sent a new printhead and now it is 6 months later, the problem is happening again. Printhead issues galore with this model.
    Too bad because you can't beat the price of the kodak ink.

  • shedreams Mar 07, 2009

    You have to contact Kodak to be sent a new printhead to fix the problem. You click through the support on Kodak and then they automatically send out a new print head. To get the link to this on-line support chat with the live tech support and they can direct you where to go to find this solution. I dont remember the web link they directed me to but once there I answered a bunch of questions and got a new printhead in the mail pretty quick (no cost to me) and as of yet its been fixed.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    I've already had the printhead replaced on my AiO 5100. I haven't used it for a couple of weeks, and the printhead is blocked AGAIN. Surfing around, it appears this is a serious fault of this printer model...

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Clean the printhead, 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 Printhead 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.

    Is the Demo printout giving the same result?

    If so, you may need to replace the printhead. This is a very common problem with this model.

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I have problems printing red ink too. What can I do to resolve this and how can I purchase a new Printhead to see if this is the problem?

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Great to hear you got it solved.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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