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My Kodak will not print any color beside blue

I've installed the Kodak software, Installed the printhead and cartridges correctly, I've ran the calibration, nozzle check, and alignment tests, but my printer still only prints out blue ink on any document.Not even black.

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Call Kodak and ask for a solution. Most likely they will give you a new print head and cartridge.

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Remoe both cartridges. Then look at the place where the cartridges sit. There is a latch you push down in the back. This will release the printhead to allow it to be removed.

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Take a cotton swap and a little alcohol and clean the printhead of all ink. Repeat this until it is totally clean.

Make sure the printhead is dry and clean of all ink and alcohol.

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Place cartridges in and test.

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http://faqs.kodak.com/atg/faq/attachments/AUR1780-2.pdf

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http://www.kodak.com/go/contact

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