Question about Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Prints only pictures and not text

Any ideas as to why my AIO 5100 will only print color and not black? I have checked my settings and tried all of them, still only prints color. I am on my second set of ink cartridges and still no luck. And the ink is really light (both sets of cartridges) it looks like everything is pastel.

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    help

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Same problem. New ink and it won't print black. Prints colors fine.

  • strawmanfree Feb 20, 2009

    printer prints only the windows logo no text??



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Run the printer maintenance program and clean the printhead. If that doesn't fix the problem, contact Kodak support. If needed, they will exchange the printhead for a new one.

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