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I have the same problem of no black ink and a little color ink

I have change out ink cartridges and cleaned the printhead

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  • xcea Jul 24, 2009

    I replaced the ink cartridges and I cleaned the printerhead.

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    danielle yancer May 11, 2010

    So you have replaced the ink with new ones? When you go to print to it the window that pops up when it is processing your print job shows on the levels that they are low is this what you are experiencing? Or does the printer it self say that it is low on ink?

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Upgrade the firmware of ur printer.go to kodak.com/go/printhead support.take out printhead and ink cartridges ,reseat them again.if problem still persists,call kodak @ 1800 421 6699. they will replace ur printhead free of cost

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        For USA store ink refill locations and details on ink refill pricing:

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        Fry's Electronics Ink Refill Service (all 34 stores): http://www.frys.com/ads/page51

        Micro Center Ink Refill Service: http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/refill-service.aspx

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probably as expensive or almost as expensive as a new printer.

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