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Wont print in black

I have had my printer for about 1 year and have had no problems until recently. the printer has stop printing in black. photos are still printed great and i can print in all the other colours except black! i have tried the maintainace options and i have also changed the cartridge but still it will not work. any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same probelm. I went to Kodak.com and used their webste to self help, and talk to an advisor on line. Turns out I need a new printerhead - I have contacted them about it. And will await to see what they say. Mine is just over a year old. (by about a week!)

  • nicholawatso Jan 10, 2009

    funny ive had mine about a week over a year too!! thank you very much for your help, hope you get sorted too!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    No black printing

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    the unit does not print black, I knew I should have gotten a HP

  • g115131 Jan 26, 2009

    My printer is less than a year old and will not print black, there is apparently a defect in the print head. Taking out the print head and looking at it from the underside I can see air bubbles in the lines instead of a steady stream of ink. Cleaning and new cartriges does not help. Question did your printer come with the print head already installed?

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    mine won't print in black either!

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD 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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