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I can't get the printer to print using black ink.

I removed the black ink cartridge so I could take it to a supply house. It took 3 days to locate a black ink cartridge. When I did I immediately placed it in the printer but couldn't get the printer to print normal black text.

I suspect that a part of the ink pad may have dried out. Is there a solution?

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I went through the troubleshooting styeps and it seems that when you leave the cartridge out too long, the printhead gets clogged and it needs to be replaced. Contact Kodak at 1-800-421-6699.
To expedite the call, provide the agent with the one of the following reference IDs - PH02 for image quality problems or BP01 for problems with blank prints.
When you get your new printhead, follow the steps in this document to replace it.

http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/AiOPrinters/printhead/AUR1780-9_UE_RevC.pdf

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

Posted on May 26, 2009

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