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How to reset Kodak cartridge

Printer goes through ink like a banshee. Also uses color weither color is selected or not. Kodak says that is a "maintainence thing." I say bite me I can do my own, wish I had never bought this.

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Colour will be used whether ur printing a black and white doc or a coloured one. open printer access door and remove printhed and cartridges ,reseat printhead and cartridges again. go to kodak.com/go/printheadsupport . to see how to remove printhead. upgade the firmware if problem persists, let me know.

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Colour ink cartridge not reconise. replace colour ink cartridge.cod 3603


To resolve the issue:
  1. Make sure you install the correct type of KODAK Ink Cartridge for your printer. Currently we offer two types of ink cartridges (10 Series and 30 Series). Installing the wrong type of ink cartridge may result in this error. You will need to install a new, correct type of KODAK Ink Cartridge.
    NOTE: For more information, see Which ink cartridges to buy for all-in-one printer.
  2. If you are using the correct type of KODAK Ink Cartridge, reinstall the color ink cartridge.
    1. Open the printer access door.
      NOTE: If the ink cartridges don't move to the center, see Printhead and ink cartridges don't move to center with access door open.
    2. Wait until the printhead is idle and silent, then pinch the latch on the color ink cartridge with your thumb and forefinger and lift it out of the printhead.
    3. Install the color ink cartridge back into the printer, making sure to press down on the thumb tab until it clicks into place.
    4. Close the printer access door. For printers with LCDs, follow the instructions on the LCD screen.
      For more information on installing ink cartridges, see the Extended User Guide for your printer. Review Maintaining Your Printer - Replacing ink cartridges.
  3. If the error continues, restart your printer:
    1. Turn off the printer by pressing the power button.
    2. Wait five seconds.
    3. Turn on the printer.
  4. If the error continues, and you have extra, new KODAK Ink Cartridges on-hand, try to install a new ink cartridge (or a set of new ink cartridges).
  5. If the error continues, contact us.
When the issue is resolved, we highly recommend that you upgrade the firmware for your printer for optimum performance:
  1. Locate and select the firmware for your printer.
  2. Follow the instructions to install the firmware.
Source: http://support.en.kodak.co.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/39315/selected/true

Jun 07, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to remove the ink cartilidge


How do I install a new printhead in my all-in-one printer? To replace the printhead in your all-in-one printer:
  1. Make sure the printer is on.
  2. Lift the printer access door and wait for the carriage to move to the access position.

    NOTE: For ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 all-in-one printers:
    • On the printer control panel, press Home.
    • Select Maintenance, then press OK.
    • Select Install Ink Cartridges, then press OK.
      If "Install Ink Cartridges" is not an available selection, upgrade the firmware.

  3. Remove any paper that may be loaded in the printer.
  4. Remove the black and color ink cartridges and set them aside.
  5. Remove the existing printhead:
    • For ESP Series Printers, unlatch the printhead by lifting the latch in the center of the carriage.
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    • For 5000 Series Printers, unlatch the printhead by pressing the button in the upper-left corner of the carriage.

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  6. Lift the printhead out of the carriage.
  7. Remove the new printhead from its bag.

    CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts on the printhead, as this may damage it.

  8. Remove the plastic protective shields.
  9. Place the new printhead into the carriage.

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  10. Push firmly against the target label of the printhead until you hear a loud snap.

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  11. Insert the color ink cartridge into the printhead and press down until you hear it click into place.
  12. Insert the black ink cartridge into the printhead and press down until you hear it click into place.
  13. Close the printer access door.

    The printer detects the new printhead. Follow the instructions on the LCD to calibrate your printer.
    NOTE: ESP 3 all-in-one printers do not require calibration.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to use KODAK Ink Cartridges. Your KODAK All-in-One Printer is designed to work with KODAK Ink Cartridges. Kodak is not responsible for the compatibility or performance of either non-Kodak brand ink cartridges or refilled ink cartridges. You can purchase KODAK Ink Cartridges from the KODAK Store.

Feb 09, 2011 | Kodak ESP5 AllInOne InkJet Printer

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How do I replace the ink cartridge when it will not center when I lift the lid


Hi,

Since you are not able to find the carriage ( which holds the cartridges ) in center position, Try to move the carriage manually to center. Make sure the printer is On or you can turn it off and move it to center and replace the cartridges.

Also, follow the steps given below as well.

  1. Remove the color ink cartridge.
    • Open the printer access door. For printers with LCDs, follow the instructions on the LCD screen.
    • Wait until the printhead is idle and silent, then pinch the latch on the color ink cartridge with your thumb and forefinger and lift it out of the printhead.

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      IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using KODAK Ink Cartridges. Your KODAK All-in-One Printer is designed to work with KODAK Ink Cartridges. Kodak is not responsible for the compatibility or performance of either non-Kodak brand ink cartridges or refilled ink cartridges. To purchase KODAK Ink Cartridges, go to Kodak's Web site, then to KODAK Store.

  2. Check the two electrical contacts on the ink cartridge for small marks, which should appear if the cartridge was installed correctly.

    If the electrical contacts do not have small marks:

    • Reinstall the ink cartridge, making sure you press down on it until it clicks into position.

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    • Remove the color ink cartridge, then check the two electrical contacts on the ink cartridge again for small marks. Repeat if necessary.
    • Reinstall the ink cartridge.

  3. Close the printer access door. For printers with LCDs, follow the instructions on the LCD screen.
If the error condition continues, power cycle the printer:
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Wait five seconds.
  4. Connect the power cord to the printer.
  5. Turn on the printer.
If the error is resolved, upgrade the firmware for your printer:
  1. Locate and select the firmware download for your printer.
  2. Follow the instructions to install the firmware.
If the error continues,try contacting the Kodak Tech support by clicking on contact us.

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Nov 26, 2010 | Kodak ESP5250 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer not printing photos with all colors


  1. Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  2. Verify that the label on the ink cartridges is intact, and that the cartridges are not damaged.
  3. Verify that the KODAK Ink Cartridges have not been refilled.
  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
  5. Close the printer access door.
  6. Check the printer status monitor on your computer (or the LCD screen on the printer) to determine if there is sufficient ink available for your print job.
  7. NOTE: Once the "Black ink cartridge is low" or "Color ink cartridge is low" message is displayed, print quality can be affected.
  8. Reprint the picture or document that had the quality problem
If still same quality then...
  1. Load inkjet paper into the paper tray.
  2. On the control panel, press Menu.
  3. Select Calibrate Printer.
  4. Select Print Calibration Page
  5. Press Start.
  6. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  7. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
  8. 5000calsheet_color_bars.jpg
Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?


If no then:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Select Clean Printhead, then press OK.
  3. Select Deep Clean, then press OK. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows steady, press OK.
  5. Select Calibrate Printer.
  6. Select Print Calibration Page
  7. Press Start.
  8. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  9. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  10. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
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Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?

If again No...

then printhead needs replacement... call Technical Support to get it replaced




May 25, 2010 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Not printing in color and black/white copy not clear, light in some places


Dear sir
good day
to fix up such problem
Clean the printhead, then print and
  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Printhead Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo + Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet
and you have to Replace ink cartridges.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using KODAK Ink Cartridges. Your KODAK All-in-One Printer is designed to work with KODAK Ink Cartridges. Kodak is not responsible for the compatibility or performance of either non-Kodak brand ink cartridges or refilled ink cartridges. To purchase KODAK Ink Cartridges, go to KODAK Ink Cartridges & Photo Value Packs.
  1. Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  2. Insert new KODAK ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear the cartridges click into position.
  3. Close the printer access door, then make the same print.
and you can point to the website below for further information
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/repair/troubleshooting/troubleshooting.jhtml?pq-path=5224/6198

thanks

Dec 18, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Can I only use a black ink cartridge? i ran out


Before you print through the computer, select Print, then select "Properties". Select the "Color" tab and in there, select "Print in Greyscale"
This works for most color printers I have used where the color ink is gone.
Hope this helped.
Len

Aug 29, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Kodak esp3 says ink is gone...its actually full and its saying theres no paper and there is im soo aggrevated please respond yo dmp4205882@comcast.net thanks


upgrade the firmware of the printer,before dat, go to www.kodak.com/go/printheadsupport.click on 3rd link on how to replace a printhead. then take cartridges out and printhead out, after 1 minute,insert printhead back into the carriage and install both cartridges, go to kodak aio home center on ur desktop and from there on mai ntenance under help and select printhead cleaning. then try to print.ur problem will be resolved

Jul 19, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Ink level will not reset when cartridge is replaced


Hi,
If you take the cartridge to walgreens, etc... they can clear the chip. There is none for home use

give them a call !

May 10, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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I Filled Kodak ESP5 Ink Cartridge, but error remains


Try to reseat the cartridge 2-3 times. probably the carrtidge is defective. call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the cartridge for you free of cost.

Apr 14, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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How do you reset the chip in the new Kodak Ink Cartridges ?


I've got a solution. We should find a way to file a class action lawsuit against these companies. Not just for ourselves, but for the environment itself. For years I've had issues with bad printheads and the ink costing more than a newer printer that comes with ink! That ink is toxic to the environment. I know places like Staples offer incentives to recycle them now. But what about the years before? Not to mention the idea of an entire printer going to a landfill since it's 'no good' anymore. Plastic produced from crude oil, logic boards silicon, lcd panels, steel roads, etc. Those are finite resources that don't just replenish themselves. What do these companies think will happen when those resources are exhausted and our planet is tainted with toxic chemicals? All the money in the world can't fix that! Nor will it fix what's already been done for decades. If anyone here knows a 'good' attorney willing to undertake this and is ready to have us sign up let me know. Knowing the ink is still in the cartridge that has to be recycled burns me. Knowing the companies that rob us blind, and most likely reuse those same cartridges, just to get even richer disgusts me. If our economy is in shambles why let these bastards push us further into the financial muck any further than we are already?!?!?!

Aug 20, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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