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Printer not printing after changing both cartridges

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    I've already had the printhead replaced once. It was printing fine, but then it stopped. I replaced both cartridges and cleaned the printhead again, but now only parts of the page print really light and some don't print at all.

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Clean the printhead, then print a demo sheet.

  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Printhead Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo and Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet.
Is the Demo printout giving the same result?


If so, you may need to replace the printhead. This is a very common problem with this model.
You have to contact Kodak to be sent a new printhead to fix the problem. You click through the support on Kodak and then they automatically send out a new print head. To get the link to this on-line support chat with the live tech support and they can direct you where to go to find this solution.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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