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Kodak 5300 not printing colors

I have a 5300 which has been working fine. I haven't used it for a couple of months. It prints fine in black now, but the colors come out a bluish gray. I cleaned the printhead, deep cleaned it, calibrated it. Do I just need to get a new color cartridge and use it more often?

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  • bobcc21 Mar 13, 2008

    KODAK sent a new printhead FEDEX overnight, along with a new color cartridge and black cartridge, which solved the problem. Very good service.

  • hockeyblaze Mar 28, 2008

    How is the printhead removed on a Kodak AIO printer (5300)

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    printing only faded yellow

  • lmiracle Jan 12, 2009

    It prints are fadded with lines in them evean after i use clean printer head program. HELP

  • KodakisJUNK Jan 28, 2009

    I noticed several people complimenting Kodak service for sending them a new print head. I had the same issue, twice. And twice they sent me a new print head and free ink. However, in case you haven't noticed, the ink cartridges do not last very long. If you use the clean feature you will use up a lot of ink, and probably not solve the problem. My latest issue is that when I installed a new color cartridge (after getting about 10 color print pages out of cartridge!), the yellow is not printing. So, do I install another $15 cartridge to get another 10 pages? Is the cartridge bad, or is the printer head bad again? This printer is junk.

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Kodak told me to take the printhead off and reseat it several times, which I did. I then deep cleaned it, calibrated it, and replaced the color cartridge. It didn't solve the problem. Kodak will replace the printhead for free, and after I return the defective one, will send me a free color and black cartridge. Very nice service. I've been very happy with the 5300.

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