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Lousy Color - Lousy Printer

My AIO 5500 was purchased in 1/08. Except for printhead problems I have been satisfied with photo quality. In mid-2008 the printhead was replaced. The entire printer and printhead were replaced in 12/08. I just changed ink and now it prints everything with a blusih tint. Have done the deep clean & calibration twice with no improvement. Went throught the Kodak online diagnostics which tell me the printhead is bad ... AGAIN. I will NOT purchase Kodak again.

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Kodak is sending me ANOTHER replacement printhead .... third replacement in 19 months.

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