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ESP-5 will not clear low ink message and print after refilling black cartridge.

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  • hotsound2000 Jul 21, 2009

    As stated, the black cartridge was refilled(it was the original). Kodak was not helpful, they told me to buy a new cartridge. I need to know how to clear the error code generated when the original cartridge emptied and get the printer to believe that I have installed a new Kodak cartridge. I have refilled the original cartridge on my Cannon MP170 over 200 times and it is still going strong. Now that's economical printing. Kodak has just implemented a way to force people to buy their ink cartridges and they tell them that they will save money. The original cartridge emptied very quickly and even though it costs less than others, it holds little ink and doesn't save money if it has to be replaced so often.

  • hotsound2000 Aug 29, 2009

    Kodak printers are a joke! I finally replaced the black cartridge as no one on here seemed to have any good answer on how to refill it. After trying to run it's test page, it came back with the news that I now have to replace the color cartridge. I never even used the color cartridge!


    I called Kodak for the third time and they were not helpful at all. Replacing the printhead was the solution they came up with the first time I called and it did nothing but waste a good printhead. The second time I called, they simply told me that they did not support refilling the cartridges. Like I mentioned, I have refilled the cartridge in my Canon MP170 over 200 times for less than $20.00 total by buying a quart of black ink(which is still more than half full).


    So, I went to Wal Mart and bought a new Canon MP190 all in one for $39.00. My MP170 is almost 4 years old and prints faster and quieter, printing an average of 40-60 pages a day, six days a week, with the same quality of print as the Kodak and the MP190 is even better. You can keep the Kodak printers, BIG waste of money!

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Chip on cartridge has to be replaced as you can not use any cartridge twice. but for two bucks you can get a new chip to put on your cartridge so you can refill
fillerserv.com and 123refills.net you can buy these new chips for 2 bucks you have to get one for the color and one for the black. good luck!

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Probably printhead not detecting ink cartridges or they may be fake. buy new ink from kodak online store and if problem persists,call kodak @ 1800 421 6699. they will resove ur concern

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • HARSH BAWA Aug 22, 2009

    since you have installed new cartridges,if error continues,contact kodak,they will replace printhead fro u as well as u need to upgrade firmware of ur printer,ur issue is a minor one
    i understand, kodak inks ran out early,but they are indeed econonical and make sure that if u buy it from kodak.com, coz in stores fake and half empty cartridges are running.
    im getting atleast 30 colour prints from my printer everytym

  • HARSH BAWA Sep 21, 2009

    Guys, first of all the Kodak printer does not detects the refilled cartridges as there is a certain code that the printer detects.the Printers are very good and the refilled catridges may damage the printer. Kindly purchase new cartridges and upgrade the firmware of the printer. the printing capabilities depends upon the pixels on the pictures as well as length and number of letters on the documents.

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