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Some and partial words of documents don't print

My ESP5 printer has a new black ink cartridge but about 40% of text in documents print. How do I correct this problem?

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SOURCE: Lexmark Z517 wont print black ink

I have a z600 that i use. If not used for about a month the ink does clog the print nozzles and eventually ink cartridge does dry out. To avoid this even if i dont have to print anything I run a diagnostics test that prints out a nozzle aligment test every two weeks.The great thing about this is that it uses very little ink.You can find this test in your software that was provided by Lexmark. This will keep your nozzles cleaned and you will notice this helps extend the life of your cartridge.

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SOURCE: Cannot print in black only

It is not wise to leave the cartridges empty, causes permanent print-head damage on the empty color area. However, if you want to use the other color, say "black", bypassing the cartridge check is simply resetting the counter of the printer... download the utility file "sscserve.exe" you can search it on the internet. Install it then choose your printer on its list box, then by right-clicking on the printer icon of the utility at the bottom right of your window... you should be able to see what you need. Happy printing!!!

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Printer won't print in black ink.

Plunger needs to be cleaned, print head also would need to be looked at on this one.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My EpsonDX4450 won't print Black ink only when the Cyan is empty

Much as I'd love to say that Epson are being a bunch of "robbing gits" as you put it, in this instance they are actually helping protect your investment. If the printer was allowed to print without a valid ink supply on one of the ink types it would soon fill the printhead with either foam or air. Either promotes clogging. Now, whilst you might be certain that you're using just black, the printer may be programmed to use a small amount of the other colours (depends on the settings) so common sense often needs dispensing with. It's a pain in the backside, granted but it is intended to stop you from having much bigger issues later on. Appreciate that's not a "fix" but hopefully it explains why you're in the bind you are. My advice would be to purchase a cheap mono laser, especially if your printing it primarily of black text type... It's cheaper and you don't have to worry about consumables you don't use. Martin

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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