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Printer not printing black installed new cartridges and ink pic on comp shows 3/4 full on each kodak esp 3 bought may 09

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Try to do some cleaning cycles. It is normal that the printer will be using some ink starting up ang when you change inks because it is trying to maintain the density of the color on the print heads. Do 3 cleaning cycle. It should be on the maintenance menu of your printer or if it is installed on your computer, you can go to control panel>printers(printers and faxes)>right click on the printer icon then left click on properties. You can look for maintenance tab and use cleaning cycle. After the 3rd cleaning cycle and it still doesnt print black, the print head must be defective and needs service.

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Mostly, printer cartridge error occurs when the printer head is unable to identify the cartridge properly. And the basic reason behind this is that the cartridge is improperly attached. To reattach the cartridge, turn on the lid of the printer and then remove the cartridge from the printer head. Check the cartridge to make sure that there are no scratches or other damaged parts that can contribute to a printer cartridge error report. Take note that the cartridge should not be left open for more than 30 minutes; otherwise the ink will start to dry up and the cartridge will get clogged.

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Kodak ESP-3 All-in-One-Printer still says black ink catridge is low after I replaced it


There is a sensor in the cartridge which contacts with the printer. See it is clean from dirt. Try reseating the cartridge. If you use cheap cartridge rather than genuine then this could happen.

Check for updates in the Kodak website appropriate for you.
http://support.kodak.com/app/intfSel/intf_redirect/L2FwcC9hbnN3ZXJzL2RldGFpbC9hX2lkLzE3MzAzL34va29kYWstZXNwLTMtYWxsLWluLW9uZS1wcmludGVyLWZpcm13YXJlLS0td2luZG93cy1vcGVyYXRpbmctc3lzdGVtcy9vcmlnX2ludGYva29kYWtfYjJjX2Vu

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I have an all-in-one Kodak ESP 3250 printer. Bought it 4 months ago. I'm interested in printing only in black, but now the color cartridge has emptied and it won't let me print with the black cartridge...


The KODAK All-in-One Printer uses an advanced built-in printhead. The system is designed to provide excellent image and text quality, while eliminating the need to purchase new printheads every time you replace ink cartridges, and saving you money. The printing system requires that both the black and color ink cartridges be installed to print. If either cartridge is not installed or is out of ink, the printer or printhead will not print correctly.


Install the color a new cartridge, avoid damage to the print head.


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

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Purchased Kodak ESP 3250 yesterday. Not printing photographs.


Yes sounds to me like one of your ink cartridge is empty. Replace and try again.

Jul 26, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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My printer only prints color..have installed new black cartridge but still only prints color so installed another new black cartridge and still only prints color


Unlike most printers where the print cartridge and printheads are attached and sold together, the ESP 3 has a separate printhead from the cartridges.

Remoe both cartridges. Then look at the place where the cartridges sit. There is a latch you push down in the back. This will release the printhead to allow it to be removed.

Remove the print head

Take a cotton swap and a little alcohol and clean the printhead of all ink. Repeat this until it is totally clean.

Make sure the printhead is dry and clean of all ink and alcohol.

Replace the printhead.

Place cartridges in and test.

If this does not work, then you need a new printhead for this printer.

here is an example of how to remove and replace printheads for thsi unit.
http://faqs.kodak.com/atg/faq/attachments/AUR1780-2.pdf

to gt a new printhead you must contact kodak
http://www.kodak.com/go/contact

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

The seperate printhead from the carts are why kodak can have their ink so cheap. Those other brands cost that extra 15-20$ for the attached new head with each cart.

Jun 12, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak esp 3250 won't print black. Changed cartridge and still won't print black. Just installed new printer.


I fixed my ESP 3250 print problems by removing the cartridges and print head. Using a Q-tip and warm water, added drops of water to each of the print head ink wells until the water / ink from the wells bled thru onto a cleanex. Did this several times. Dryed the print head fairly well. Then added a drop of water to each cartridge for each color. Reasembled and ran an alignment and to my surprise, it works! I hadn't used my printer in a while, so the ink had dryed on the felt for both the print head and cartridges.......

May 15, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak ESP 3 doesn't print black ink!



Forgive me for asking this, but roughly speaking about 80 to 85% of problems involving ink or toner are resolved by the following:
Are you using a manufacturer’s factory new ink cartridge or toner? I
f you are using a refilled (worst possible choice) cartridge , toner or ink, or third party cartridge (2nd. worst possible choice) that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using the manufacturer’s new ink cartridges, then please contact their technical support group. Factory new cartridges usually have warranties on them.
Don

Feb 27, 2010 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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We are having trouble with our kodak ESP5 printer it wont print using black we have changed both cartridges and ran it through the cleaning it also only sees that the black is 1/2 full and it's a new black...


Follow www.kodak.com/go/itg and try the step by step solution.If issue persists,Call Kodak @1800 421 6699 and get a new printhead free of cost.....Printhead has gone bad and it is the part in which we install the ink cartridges.It takes the ink out of the cartridges and spit the ink on the papers,...Cheers and Enjoy.

Dec 13, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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Kodak ESP3 installed 2 new cartridges black light


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

* Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
* Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
* if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead

Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Sep 22, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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Kodak ESP 3 Colors won't print


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

  • Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
  • Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead
Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Aug 28, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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WILL NOT PRINT


This is common. Call 1.800.421.6699 for a new printhead from Kodak.

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