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Print head i have a print problem. can not print black and white. print head seems to be clogged up. i would like to order a new one, but can not find and outlet? i have placed new print cartridges in printer, but no luck.

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I believe you have to order it from Kodak.

Here is a link on how to change it and Kodak's support number is on the bottom of the page:

http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/AiOPrinters/printhead/AUR1780-9_UE_RevC.pdf

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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