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Black ink will not print


ink has either dried up or ran out. try running a head cleaning function a printing a test page

Jan 14, 2013 | Kodak ESP 5250 All-in-One Printer

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Kodak esp 5210 wont print black


I figured it out. If you are low on (25%) on either colors or black, then it won't print. Even if you load a new black cartridge and it reads as 100% black, it won't print because it will only print when BOTH cartridges have been replaced and reads 100%.
Same thing happens reversed with color being replaced.
So basically, ALL printers short you 25% ink and FORCE you to buy their ink more often. Kodak is no exception.
I have 100% black and 25% color and a BW only needed text paper won't print. I been through this before. *facepalm*

Apr 16, 2012 | Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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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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My Kodak ESP 3 all-in-one printer will not print


you may try to clean the printhead and recalibrate the printer. if this will not correct the problem, you need to replace the printhead. I suggest contacting Kodak technical support to have a replacement printhead.

Apr 13, 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 ESP 5 new cartridges color prints fine black will not print. Only have used Kodak replacement cartridges. How can this be fixed.


Try cleaning the printhead.
Press Menu > Select maintenance > Select clean printhead.

If still black does not print, call Kodak tech support, printhead will be replaced free of charge

Nov 22, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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Kodak esp7 wont print black


Click on menu on the printer,scroll down and choose clean printhead or go to maintenance and then click on clean printhead .After that try to print. If issue persists,call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the printhead for you free of cost.Printhead is the part which holds the cartridges and has 4000 nozzles which sucks ink from cartridges.It Might have gone bad

Sep 28, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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I replaced a new black ink catridge, the black is


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
  • Try changing the print quality to best then try printing
  • if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead

Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Sep 23, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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ESP-7 won't print black ink


go to main menu,go to maintenance and then clean printhead go for deep cleaning .. and then caliberate printer from main menu.. ur printer will be working fine.. if not call kodak all in one printer support, they will replace ur printhead.free of cost

Jun 18, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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