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My printer will only print blank sheets

The ink is full, but it only prints blank sheets of paper. i don't know how to fix this

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. I went to the Kodak customer service page and they have a trouble shooting page and they ask you some questions and give you some steps to go through that might help solve your problem, like deep cleaning your printer and whether or not it works they give you the next step. For me they are going to send me a new free printer head like andrew said. I thought the on line trouble shooting was helpful.

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Hi!
You'll need to call kodak and ask for a new printhead.
Their number is 1.800.421.6699.
This is a very common problem.
Please rate my solution as FIXYA!
Thank You!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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