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My kodak easy share 5300 just recently stopped printing in black - color is okay - but black text comes out light grey. I do not need ink - the levels are very high. Help please

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  • motherof8 Sep 05, 2008

    My Kodak Easy Share 5300 prints color great, but we can't get black to print at all. My ink levels are high. In fact we bought a new one just in case it was sensing the wrong levels, still nothing in black.

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    I CANT PRINT BLACK VERY WELL

  • ivorb Sep 28, 2008

    My printer will not print black text or the black component of pictures. I have tried printhead cleaning to no avail.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Will not print black ink. I have cleand the print head, changed cartrage and still no bleack ink

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    i have changed the black cartridge cleaned printer head several times an black still does not work.

  • woodhill Jan 13, 2009

    the black ink continues to fade, and now is not printing, even though a new ink cartridge has been properly installed.

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I have changed cartrigates, cleand head and still not Black ink

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The first thing you should try is running a printhead cleaning using the kodak software or from the local user interface on the printer. from the printer press the [menu] button. press the down arrow untill Clean Printhead is highlighted. press the [OK] button. Select "Deap Clean" and press [OK]. If this does not work you can mannually clean it. You can search online for how to clean inkjet printheads. I use distilled or de-ionized water and a LINT-FREE cloth. Dont use paper towls or anthing that could leave lint behind and clogg the nozzels. when you wipe the printhead make sure you only wipe in the direction of the nozzels, with the grain. Do not use a circular motion. You want to wipe from the front to the back or back to front of the printhead. Not left to right. I hear windex works as well but i have never tried it. Do some research online and use you best judgment. If none of this works you may have to contact kodak and see about getting a new printhead, they dont sell them sepeartly.

Good luck!

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