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My Kodak 5100 printer has been great. Even though

My Kodak 5100 printer has been great. Even though I have had to replace the printhead once already. NOW my black printing is terrible. It will print but anything in only black ink is very splotchy. It is so poor that I cannot print forms to copy on a copy machine. I have to print in blue, red, etc.

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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.

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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