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Printer refusing to work, both green ON light and red INK light flashing simultaneously. Printer utility suggests ask dealer for help... but is it something silly that i can fix?

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It can be fixed. download the following software.

http://www.ssclg.com/download/sscserve.exe

install it and use the protection counter function and reset its value to zero. i think this will solve your problem.

Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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  2. Verify that the label on the ink cartridges is intact, and the cartridges are not damaged.
  3. Verify that only KODAK branded ink cartridges are installed.
  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
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If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.

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