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No Blank Ink When Printing Photos

When I print a photo, the black ink doesn't print.
I bought new cartridges thinking the ones that came with the printer were faulty. But I have the same problem with the new cartridges. Weird thing is that the black ink shows up every once in awhile. Any suggestions?

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Re: No Blank Ink When Printing Photos

Inkjet printers nozzles can dry out and get clogged. If the units printhead cleaning does not work you can remove the printhead and manually clean it. There are many ways to do this just be careful and do some research online. My personal method for cleaning any inkjet printhead is to use distilled or de-ionized water (i hear windex works as well). You can soak the printhead nozzles or you can use a Lint-free cloth. Wet the cloth and wipe the printhead nozzles from front to back or back to front following the grain of the nozzle lines you see on the printhead. do not use a circular motion or wipe left to right across the nozzles. Also be sure to update your Firmware to the latest version from the kodak site. Just incase there was a problem in the code that wasnt completely capping the printhead when its idle. If it never recovers you can contact kodak and see about getting a new printhead.

Hope this helps and goodluck!

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Re: No Blank Ink When Printing Photos

Try cleaining the printhead.

1. Open up Kodak AiO Home center.
2. Click on ? on top right corner and go to maintenance then printhead cleaning.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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