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Printer Problem on Multiple Printers: As if low ink on both

My Kokak 5100 All in One suddenly began printing as if there were no ink in the cartridges. I knew the color cartridge was just about out, so I changed it. That didn't work.

So I cleaned and calibrated. That didn't work.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the software and firmware. That didn't work.

So I hooked up an HP Deskjet 930c (old) and tried printing to that. Suddenly, a printer that once worked fine was printing as if it had low or no ink in both B&W and color cartridges. Just like the Kodak.

So I tried troubleshooting, cleaning, calibrating, reinstalling, etc. Nothing works.

Why would two different printers suddenly manifest the same problem? I've been through their properties and everything is set up correctly.

My only clue: I went to the Coricidin website to print a coupon, and that's when it startted. Has something attacked my PC?

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  • rdoyce Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problems, I have bought new ink two times, cleaned the printing head 6 times, still not printing right.

  • Blue Topaz Feb 09, 2009

    Kodak has sent out a new printhead to me, free of charge. This must be very common is they are just sending out free printheads willy-nilly.



  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    My Kodak Easyshare 5100 just stopped printing too, but I already replaced the print head once. Do I need another one?

  • rdoyce May 11, 2010

    Thanks, I did order a new printhead, but I also used a small pump with a drop of water to open the printhead up.



    Thanks for the information!

  • Aleta Albert
    Aleta Albert Apr 06, 2012

    Bought my first Kodak all in one printer in 2009. Same issues. Sent free printhead twice. Then a replacement "refurbished" printer. Same problems after several months. Sent me a new replacement printer. Same problems after six months. Now after contacting Kodak am told I can purchase a new printhead for thirty some dollars plus shipping or can have a coupon for 40% off a new Kodak printer. Gotta be kidding. I wouldn't take a fourth Kodak printer if they gave it to me (they're not offering to). The printhead is definitely a problem and eats a lot of ink.

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The printhead has dried out and you need to contact kodak to get a replacement, they may do this under warranty. The same thing has happened twice now with my AIO 5500, I guess the problem is if you don't print very often, the ink dries out in the printhead itself, not the cartridges.

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