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My printer KodakESP3 will not print black properly I have made many atempts to clean the head but it still streaks on the test page, Do I need a new print head? If so wher can I get one? Thank you .Norb

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Click on the Start button if you have Windows XP. If you have Windows Vista, click the Windows icon that resides in the lower left corner of your computer screen.

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Take out the page your printer has printed and see if there are any grids or boxes missing. If there aren't, then you can just exit the program--your print heads are not clogged. If there are grids missing, then click on the "Cleaning" or similarly worded button.

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Click on the Start button if you have Windows XP. If you have Windows Vista, click the Windows icon that resides in the lower left corner of your computer screen.

Click on "Control Panel," then "Printers and Other Hardware." Finally click on "View Installed Printers or Fax Printers."

Right-click on the name of your printer and choose "Printing Preferences." This should open a new window; next look for a tab or button marked Maintenance, or something similar.

Find the button that says "Print heads" or "Clean the Print heads" and click on it. You may be asked to choose which print heads; choose them all if you are. Make sure there is paper and ink in your printer, and that it is turned on ahead of time.

Take out the page your printer has printed and see if there are any grids or boxes missing. If there aren't, then you can just exit the program--your print heads are not clogged. If there are grids missing, then click on the "Cleaning" or similarly worded button.

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this symptom signals blocked printhead, you need to do bit of cleaning, not necessarily cahnge the cartridge.

follow this procedure:
1. download test page with alternative from this site black:
http://www.inkjetcartridges.com/_black-print-test.html

and colour:
http://www.inkjetcartridges.com/_color-print-test.html

2. print page each and assess the colour and streaks. if on the beginnig of the page you do have errors and on the bottom all is corrected, this meant that you just cleaned your printhead nozzles and problem is solved.
3, if problem persist, from stationery store purchase few pages of absorbent paper, weight of about 120 to 160, do not use thicker than 160 and print these colour pages again,
4. print control page again and see if any improvement was made, if there were no changes, follow this procedure:

a. remove cartridges from craddle
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c. touch with absorbent tissuebottom of the cartridge and check if it is leaving even print, if not, whipe once with solvent
d. put a drop of solvent on gold/silver buttons inside of the craddle, allow to sink for about a minute, whipe off with absorbent tissue
e. put again a drop of solvent on the button in the craddle and insert ink cartridge
f. print test page, page will be very weak on the top (solvent print first!) and improve as it prints down, if necessary, print again colour or black test page from 1.

this should solve your streaking head problems, if they still persist, this meant that print heads are really well blocked by caked ink and usually is cheaper to change printer than change the head in it...

if you find this advice useful, please do not hesitate to leafe your feedback and vote for me, thanx!

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