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How do I clean the print head for a kodak printer

How do I clean the print head for a kodak all-in-one printer?

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This is for Kodak AiO printer that has home center software installed
1.On your computer, start the KODAK AiO Home Center software.
2.Click the Help (?) icon located at the upper-right corner of the Home Center window
3.From the Help toolbar, select Maintenance.
4.Click Printhead Cleaning, and wait for the printer to complete the cleaning.
If there is NO Kodak AiO home Center software installed
1. 5100 printer HOME CENTER should be use or open the printer access door wait for the printhead to move at the middle then close the printer access door forcing the printehead to eject ink on the printhead nozzle
2.5300 & 5500 printer press the MENU button > select CLEAN PRINTHEAD > then select BASIC/DEEP CLEAN
3. ESP3 printer [press and hold at the same time COPY and CANCEL button for atleast 10 sec or until the printer start moving]

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

  • im blonde Mar 31, 2011

    sorry done al what you explained but no movement what so ever have put in new ink cartridges cleaned as explained but nothing

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If your using the 5100 printer the only way fr you to clean the printhead is using the computer and use the software of the printer the Home center software. Now if you launched the software you need to look for help icon(?) you need to click on that icon then click the maintenance, Now under maintenace you will see there clean printhead just click it and it will clean the printhead of your printer

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Kodak AiO home Center will not open

If you can open the home center trying going through your printers and faxes in your computers control panel. That's what I did. Just right click on your printer and select preferences. Go to advanced and click on maintenance. You should have two options, to calibrate or clean your print heads.

I did both with mine and it still doesn't print, but who knows, maybe it will work for you.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodak easy share5100 will not print,copy from computer properly

Calibration needs to be run if you have not. if you have...

The Kodak printhead is known to dry out. You can call kodak customer service and complain your printhead is failling explain you have run the printhead cleaning many times waisting your ink. They should ship you a new printhead and free inktanks.

or if you dont want to wait on the phone....

I have found lysol hand wipes to work wonders on the kodak printhead. I have an ESP 5 and I have wiped the printhead with a lysol hand wipe many times and it works like new. Here is a link to the product.

http://lysol.com/products/disinfecting-wipes/dwipes-4-in-1/


To wipe the printhead follow these instuctions.

remove the printhead from the printer. put the tanks back into the printhead. Be very carefull not to drop the printhead and do not put the printhead on a table with the nozzle plate down (where the ink comes out). take the hand wipe fold it a couple times. Gently wipe the printhead nozzel plate in the direction of the lines on the nozzle plate do not do a circular motion or wipe against the grain. you may not even have to use a wiping motion. you can just place the wipe on the nozzles and let the printhead soak. this will clear up dried up ink and unclog the nozzles.

put the printhead back into the printer run one printhead clean once to purge the ink and try to print.

I hope this helps.

I used my printer to do a photo guest book at my sisters wedding it turned out great (i wipped the printhead before i started all the pictures look perfect!)

SDtester.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodak esp 3 all in one. colour prints come with purple tint

Surely you can turn the flow of ink down via your settings

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Kodak ESP 3 printer does not print YELLOW

no,kodak replace printheads free of cost, and if they send a printhead and that doesnt solve issue and in next 30 days,u have same issue,then kodak sends a replacement printer. and esp-3 printers are considered o be in warranty tilll now even if they are 24 months old. kodak is the best.. ur issue will be resolved.dont worry

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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