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Re: pc does not communicate with printer
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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You can download
the same by visiting the website: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/list/c/890/selected/true Even here you need to be careful
to download the correct software for your PC. You need to be exact with the
Printer Model number and the OS that you are using. To install just Double clock on
the driver setup.exe file and go on clicking 'Next' until you get the 'Finish'
option and restart the PC.
There's only three ways this printer could not be working........
One way is .... that it does not have ink (sometimes kodak printers wont print unless both the black and color ink is above parr)
Second way is ..... it could be broken (which never happens to kodak printers, unless you hit them )
And the last way is .....the driver and the software is not installed ...therefore causing the printer not to print...... (See every printer has an installation cd...... On the cd is what they call a driver for the printer and also on the cd is a software that helps you printer/scan...etc)
Drivers for printers - Helps computer communicate with printer... (Drivers can be found at companies website under support and drivers or on installation cd)
software role for printers- Helps printers do they job....... (Example. Lets say your printer does work, does have ink and does print.......If you don't have the software installed on the computer then the printer wont be able to scan pic and docs....thats the reason for the software sometimes or i could be worst if you don't have the software)
If you don't have the installation cd than... Again drivers and softwares can be found at the companies website under drivers and support....
Try a new USB cable. Scanners require bidirectional communication with the computer and thus can fail when printer itself works. (If you use a print server or USB hub, try a direct connection.) Also try changing USB ports.
Another thing to try is to remove the TWAIN driver and reinstall it. This requires the original software CD from Kodak. 1. From your computer desktop, click Start > Run. (In Windows 7, type run in the search box then click on Run.) 2. Type %windir%, then click OK. 3. Double-click twain_32. 4. Right-click Kodak, then select Delete. 5. Insert the KODAK All-in-One Printer Software CD into the appropriate drive, then go to D: > printer > scanner. NOTE: The CD is indicated by D: above. The CD drive may be a different letter on your computer. 6. Double-click aioscannr.msi, then follow the instructions to remove it. 7. Go to D: > printer > scanner, then double-click aioscannr.msi, and follow the instructions to install the file. 8. Open Home Center Software: a. Select Scan Documents and Pictures. b. Scan a document.
Unfortunately, if the error persists, the scanner may need service. Contact Kodak: http://www.kodak.com/go/contact .
can you check if you have the CD that came along with the Kodak Printer? You would need that to install the printer on your computer. Once thats done, you should be able to print the pics
Hope this helps
Kodak printer ESP-5 CD version 3.2 is not compatible with Vista. You will need to upgrade to Firmware 4.3 Windows XP/Vista from Kodak Printers. The drivers may be found here: http://www.opendrivers.com/freedownload/280436/kodak-esp-5-all-in-one-printer-firmware-4.3-windows-xp-vista-download.html