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Print head i wrote to kodak when my printer wouldn't print any other color then blue even with new cart and cleaning. kodak sent me a new print head and new cart. I got a great picture then both cart light have been flashing non stop. I checked everything the manuel said to try for trouble shooting. what next...clibration, clean print head and new print head and ink tried yesterday. also how do i get the printer to recognize the new ink (show full).

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Check that all, printhead and ink are seated and contacts are correct.

Power down the printer and allow for a complete power on and self test.

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