My printer is printing very light and sometimes not all of the materials. In checking around for a problem it tells me to clean my printer heads. I tried to open the Kodak AiO home center window and it will not open
My Printer is the kodak ESP3 All-in-one printer. It's prints great quality hoever I can't open the software that goes with it. When I click on it, it takes forever to get the program to respond when it finally does it's just an empty window that has the header Kodak AiO Home Software. How do I get the program to open correctly?
My son has the same model and issue. I had him go to http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/downloads/dln_ekn034524.jhtml?pq-path=12667 and get the latest software and firmware update.
Make sure to use the dropdown to select your operating system. The page defaults to XP.
The software is a new version of the AIO home center.
The firmware installer updates the physical printer. Before you run this program be sure to read and understand the instructions.
If both ink cartridges have good levels of ink, and you keep getting the clean the print head issue after updating both the software and the firmware, then call Kodak support. 1-800-421-6699, 7 A.M. to midnight Eastern time, 7 days a week. They will ask you if you put in new cartridges and installed the updates for the firmware and the AiO centre software. Be patient. They will get a solution for you.
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This is for Kodak AiO printer that has home center software installed 1.On your computer, start the KODAK AiO Home Center software. 2.Click the Help (?) icon located at the upper-right corner of the Home Center window 3.From the Help toolbar, select Maintenance. 4.Click Printhead Cleaning, and wait for the printer to complete the cleaning. If there is NO Kodak AiO home Center software installed 1.5100 printerHOME CENTERshould be use or open the printer access door wait for the printhead to move at the middle then close the printer access door forcing the printehead to eject ink on the printhead nozzle 2.5300 & 5500 printer press the MENU button > select CLEAN PRINTHEAD > then select BASIC/DEEP CLEAN 3.ESP3 printer [press and hold at the same time COPY and CANCEL button for atleast 10 sec or until the printer start moving]
Kodak AiO home center, serve as a driver as well for your printer to print from the computer. It will let you scan, copy or print pictures. AIO home center will let you select the settings you want for your printer
Double-click the KODAK AiO Home Center icon. If the error occurs again, go to the next step.
Set administrator rights for the Home Center application:
For WINDOWS XP OS:
Right-click on the Home Center icon.
Click the Compatibility tab.
Clear all the check boxes.
Click Apply and OK.
Double-click the KODAK AiO Home Center icon. If the error occurs again, go to the next step. IMPORTANT: In the next step, before you install the Home Center Software, make sure you disconnect the USB cable. Then, connect the USB cable when the software installation instructions tell you to do so.
Upgrade the software and firmware for your printer:
Try to install the latest version of Printer software from www.kodak.com/go/downloads
on your computer. then open the kodak home center software and click on print pictures.
Adjust the settings and you are ready to go.
download the user manual from www.kodak.com/go/manuals.
you need to uninstall the software and reinstall it, if you have not tried that. For XP Start-->control panel-->add/remove programme-->look for Kodak Printer software and uninstall it. For Vista Start-->control panel-->programmes and features and uninstall the software. Run the Kodak clear utility from http://unexpectedtwist4u.com/matthew and click on clear utility and you can either run it or save it first and then run it. Make sure to unplug the USB cable after uninstalling the software and reinstall the software from www.kodak.com/go/esp3downloads. Kodak phone support is open from 9 am to 12 midnight EST. Hope that works:)
If you can open the home center trying going through your printers and faxes in your computers control panel. That's what I did. Just right click on your printer and select preferences. Go to advanced and click on maintenance. You should have two options, to calibrate or clean your print heads.
I did both with mine and it still doesn't print, but who knows, maybe it will work for you.
I needed to reload my AiO Home Center software and no one seemed to have the correct procedure. Maybe if you remove & reinstall yours it will resolve your problem. This procedure worked for me on my XP-machine: 1. got to Control Panel/Printers&Faxes and delete the printer 2. go to your Hardware/Device Manager/Universal Serial Bus Controllers, right-click on USB Composite Device and select Uninstall 3. go to Control Panel/Add/Remove Software and remove the EasyShare software 4. disconnect the cables from the Printer 5. download from Kodak.com the program "install_aio.exe"; run the program (I selected only AiO+EasyShare+Software Updater to load) 6. followed the prompts after the sw installed to reconnect the Printer cables 7. rebooted