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I was troublshooting my ESP 5 with two new ink cartridges when they told me they would have to send me a new printhead. The new printhead is here, but when I install the cartridges (again and again with the tech support) the printer tells me the color ink cartridge needs replaced. they are genuine Kodak Cartridges. Any ideas?

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  • hunter_print Dec 14, 2009

    They were only exposed briefly. I recapped the cartridges with the caps they come with.

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If the cartridges were out of the printer in the open air,they might have gone dry. Try to reseat cartridges 2-3 times,if isssue persists,get a new colour ink as Kodka will certainly not replace the ink for you.

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