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I have had error message 3802 come up many times. I re installed the cartage holder and now black in will not print. What do I do? The printed used to work fine

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Im getting this same error, i suggest turning to the kodak 5*00 troubleshooting for advise, they use the same print mechanism

it seems that 3802 is related to a blocked or dirty print head... try taking it out and wiping it softly with tissue (dont apply too much pressure, and stroke only along the lines, not across them)
this seemed to do the trick for me.

the 5 series kodaks used to respond well to a 92% ethanol solution being used to clean them, if you need to do that, just make sure its dried off before putting it back in the printer

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

  • Onyx N Jul 02, 2009

    if i wasnt clear btw, the "cartridge holder" you spoke of, is in fact the kodaks print heads.
    if the printer sits turned off or unused for a long period of time, they can become clogged, this would cause that error, and also those symptoms

    if your wary of cleaning them yourself, try turning the printer off and on, then using "clean printheads" in the maintainence section of the menu's. -i wasnt able to do this myself, as it kept wanting to set up the "new print head"


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