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The black ink cartridge is full and working but nothing that is black will print

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The black print head maybe blocked.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 will not print with black ink

Here are the things you will be asked to try if you call support. They may fix the problems as well. Taking the printhead out and putting it back in is the big helper.

Remove the black and color ink cartridges.
Right above where the black ink cartridge was, in the top left hand corner of the printhead, push up towards the ceiling and you should be able to push a button that releases the printhead.
Place the printhead right back into the printer and push straight back on the back wall.
You should hear a loud snap.
Replace the ink cartridges which should snap as well.
Close the printer.
After about a minute or so the printer will ask you to do a calibration.
Insert a paper and press start.
Scan the calibration sheet.
After that, in the menu, do a printhead clean.
(If this is a 5100, do it in the home center ->? in the top right ->Maintainence ->Clean Printhead.)
Do one basic and one deep.
Print a demo sheet to see if anything has changed.
If the picture looks better, continue to do cleans.
In the event that it does not, the printhead will need to be replaced and since the printer is still under warranty, Kodak specialists will try to overnight you a printhead.
The whole process is short and free.
The number for Kodak AiO Support is 1 800 421 6699.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodak Easy Share 5100 will not print after I changed black cartridge

Press copy and photo at the same time and print a demo sheet. Look at the eyes of the two kids in the picture, if they look like zombies, your printhead is clogged. try cleaning the printhead and print the demo again. If it's the same, you need a new printhead. Call Kodak.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodax Eps-5 Printer want print with one cartridge

No you need functioning colour cart for black to work.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My printer won't print black ink even though the cartridge is full

try to clean the nossles with software from the manafactures website

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Shows black ink full but not printing

Call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the entire printer for you free of cost. Have a happy experience.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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