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Both lights blinking

Both ink lights flashie can;t calibration sheet i try to force the sheet like it tell me to but it want work the printer want do anything

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Re: both lights blinking

Granny2 - If you just purchased this printer, exchange it for another and if you still have the same problems, take it back again, only switch to an HP product, they have great All-in-One printers that are affordable.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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Printer not printing photos with all colors

  1. Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead.
  2. Verify that the label on the ink cartridges is intact, and that the cartridges are not damaged.
  3. Verify that the KODAK Ink Cartridges have not been refilled.
  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
  5. Close the printer access door.
  6. Check the printer status monitor on your computer (or the LCD screen on the printer) to determine if there is sufficient ink available for your print job.
  7. NOTE: Once the "Black ink cartridge is low" or "Color ink cartridge is low" message is displayed, print quality can be affected.
  8. Reprint the picture or document that had the quality problem
If still same quality then...
  1. Load inkjet paper into the paper tray.
  2. On the control panel, press Menu.
  3. Select Calibrate Printer.
  4. Select Print Calibration Page
  5. Press Start.
  6. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  7. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
  8. 5000calsheet_color_bars.jpg
Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?

If no then:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Select Clean Printhead, then press OK.
  3. Select Deep Clean, then press OK. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows steady, press OK.
  5. Select Calibrate Printer.
  6. Select Print Calibration Page
  7. Press Start.
  8. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  9. When the print is complete, press Cancel to end the calibration process.
  10. Check the six color bars on the printed calibration sheet.
  11. 5000calsheet_color_bars.jpg
Are the color bars completely filled with solid color?

If again No...

then printhead needs replacement... call Technical Support to get it replaced

May 25, 2010 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printing quality

Printing quality on this printers is great, yet there are some trouble with older printheads.

You should follow this in order to fix the problem:
- Remove both ink cartridges
- Remove printhead (press release button on the inner left corner of the printhead, above where the black ink cartridge goes)
- Close the cover and wait until it tells you that the printhead is missing. When it does, open the cover again and place the printhead inside (put it in and press towards the back of the printer, make sure it makes a loud snap).
- place both ink cartridges in
If the printer says "press start to copy", press the menu button and select calibrate printer, and then select "print calibration sheet".
If it just tells you that there is a new printhead detected and calibration is requiered, follow the instructions it will give you.

Once you calibrate the printer,
- Press menu, scroll down to "clean printhead" and select "deep clean"

Once that is completed, go ahead and print.

If it is still not working, you got a defective printhead and you need to replace it.
You will need to go to for additionl troubleshooting and the replacing of your printhead, or you should just call 1 800 421 6699 and have then replace the printhead for you. This is free of charge.

Dec 18, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson c60 problem

methinks you'll need to do a clean and calibrate on those new ink stations.

May 11, 2008 | HP PhotoSmart 7260 InkJet Printer

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When I put in a new inkjet, I get a sheet telling me to follow the steps using this sheet. The next thing that pops up is "Open the hp toolbox and calibrate". Where is the toolbox and what does...

What your printer manufacturer calls calibrate is a test that draws
small black lines on a piece of paper, in 5 different instances. You pick the number that looks the straightest. But i installed a 50$ HP deskjet this week that i didn't calibrate and it prints just perfect.
_Your Q where is the toolbox is the printer software that is on your computer that is used tell how much ink level is in the cartridges etc. print test pages...on XP click Control Panel......
click the printer properties for the installed
printer then just start looking around

Apr 28, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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Kodak 5300 printer

K...Trust the solution. Try these steps. Open the printer, remove the ink and remove the printhead (See User's guide). Reseat the printhead and the ink cartridges. The printer will come up with an error message that requires calibration. Do the calibration and scan the sheet that prints right after by pushing the start button. In the menu options, clean the printhead. Do one basic and one deep. Print a demo sheet (another menu option) to see if the quality has gotten better. If it has not call Kodak AiO Tech support. You will need a replacement printhead.

Apr 18, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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not sure w/ this one, but is it blinking too fast on printer, the check color and black ink cartridges? and if yes what is the color of the light, is it yellow or red, and is the on and off lights, flashing?
-black and color blinking fast - install printhead
-black and color blinking slow - no cartridges installed
-on and off blinking black and color steady lights, calibrate

-hope this helps, or else contact kodak

Apr 11, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Prnter kodak easyshare 5100

just to check, is what specific lights is blinking is it the check color or just check black inks??
-to make sure w/ this one is it blinking too fast or slow and what is the color?? check if the on and off is also blinking

-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking fast means no printhead installed

-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking slow, no cartridges installed

-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking w/ on and off ready to calibrate
(in ready to calibrate if doing nothing, just press cancel and

-press photo and cancel on printer, if not doing anything

-remove printhead( the one that holds the cartridges) turn printer on and off, put printhead back to printer w/ cartridges, and check the lights that is blinking

-press photo and cancel again
-if not doing anything, contact manufacturer

Mar 13, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Red light on printer blinks continuously

photo r220

this site will reset your protection counter on the overflow ink well for excess ink during head cleaning.

its called the ssc service ultility.

it really works, i reset mine on 6-18-2008.

main website

good luck!

Feb 27, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

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Hello, you can print a calibration sheet from the front panel of the printer. Hit menu on the panel of the printer and scroll down to calibration printer and hit ok. Then hit ok on print calibration page and it should proceed to print a calibration page. After it is done printing, it will tell you to scan the calibration sheet.

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