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I have new ink in my printer. cleaned the heaned the heads.

I have new ink in printer. cleaned the jets and still cannot get the printer to print. it acts like its dried out dont understand it

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  • byous1 Feb 27, 2009

    yes it feeds it through but no ink

  • byous1 Feb 27, 2009

    it worked fine when i first got it. then just stopped printing

  • davery60 Feb 27, 2009

    Printer was working great - went on vacation for a week and now it won't print. It is very very light - like no black ink is coming through. I changed the cartridge and cleaned the heads and still no luck!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    I have aKodak 55500 AIO printer that I purchased in Nov. o8. Printed

    beautiful pictures til last week, [last week in Feb. 09].pictures started looking faded and lacking color.Replaced both ink cartriges and printed one picture O K and then went back to faded and lack of color. I

    really liked the quality of pictures at first,but after only three months

    I'm very disapointed.

    any advice?

  • sanja1975 Mar 01, 2009

    Copies comes out as Copier is out of ink - but it's not .Copies are bad quality , too light , some parts of text just blank.

  • cougs4life Mar 03, 2009

    I am so pissed because I have the same problem. I have had this problem for a while now and I am ready to throw the dang thing out the window. I have replaced the ink a couple of times (black and color) and I get the first word document to work on the paper and then it goes to hell in a hand basket! It is driving me nuts!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    i have new ink i also cleaned the head still have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Same problem here. New ink cartridge placed and not printing. 5500 All in one is less than a year old.

  • bev138 Mar 14, 2009

    my kodak 5500 does not print. just bought new ink and still nothing. have cleaned it and still nothing

  • David S
    David S May 11, 2010

    Is there an error message that comes up on your computer? Does the printer actually feed the paper through but no ink?



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I had the same problem. It turns out that my printhead went out.
Kodak is sending another one for free. They said unfortunately this is a common problem.
Their phone number is 1-800-235-6325

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Probably either the printheads are dirty/defective, in which case replace the printer as repair would be too expensive, or, the ink you replaced it with is also defective. If your ink was in storage for a while before you opened it, it could be that as the ink may dry out in original packaging. Not usually, but sometimes that happens.

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