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I've changed colored inks twice; done every maintenance listed; when I do printhead cleaning I sometimes get a complete colored picture, but am getting only yellow and blue the majority of the time.

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My printer will not print black ink. The color ink is very light. I replaced a new color cartlidge, cleaned the printheads and tried to callibrate, but the printer could not identify the callibration page from my scanner. Can you help me resolve my problem?
Thanks,
Carol

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Color prints look faded

You need another printhead.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

Neerak21
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SOURCE: Black ink prints half a page then fades out.

HI since you tried replacing the cartridges and cleaning the printhead, try the steps below.

1.Print a Demo Page.

a.Press the Menu button of the printer.
b.Use the down arrow key and select Print Demo Sheet.
c.Press OK button.

If demo page doesnt have black ink or faded prints,the printhead on your printer require replacement. Call 1.800.421.6699

Thanks.

Regards,

Neerak21

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My kodak 5500 AIO easy share printer will not print black ink.

Hi,

follow the step by step solution from kodak.

Choose All-in-one printer and then Print quality and follow the further steps. I think it's a problem with your printhead.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Error - printhead nor installed correctly or has

I have same problem, Kodak suggest calling customer support for replacement part.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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Do any one have trouble with the hp 920 inkjets/refills


Regarding your question about the HP 920 (or 920XL) refilled cartridge usage/problem...we are guessing you are observing poor print quality or a missing color(s)? Please note this type of problem occurs now and then and is completely recoverable. The most common cause of poor print quality is trapped air between the ink cartridge and PRINTHEAD*, so we suggest you perform the "Clean PrintHead" procedure from your printer control panel (i.e. select 'Tools' - 'Clean Printhead', or similar), you may need to perform it twice (2X) to recover the ink system. If this doesn't work you may wish to jump straight to procedure E.

Please read thru all the checks below prior to beginning:
NOTE: If one or more the colors were previously dry fired during printing (i.e. if you continued printing using only a few colors to one, air may have been accidently ingested into the ink lines between the cartridge(s) and PRINTHEAD*. To recover from this problem, you may have to run the "Clean Printhead" procedure 2-3 times: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1589

A. Watch the video on the HP 920 support page which describes some of the common issues you may encounter with refilled ink cartridges: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983
- Please note that poor print problems are somewhat common and is completely recoverable in most cases.

B. Then to verify the lines are clear and working correctly, print the "INK RECOVERY TEST PRINT" from our Test Prints page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=146

C. Then we suggest you run the self-test print (under maintenance/tools menu), this will verify nozzle performance and that each color is firing a solid band of color (i.e. you should not see any bands or missing lines in the pattern). This is also a good test to help isolate which color (or portion of the electronic PRINTHEAD*) may be causing the issue.

D. If a problem persists (poor print quality/missing colors, etc.), then we suggest that you thoroughly review the steps outlined on our HP 920 support pages, including PRINTHEAD* removal/printer cleaning and service station cleaning. It is suggested you refer to printer manufacturer instructions first as the Inkjet411 procedures are provided for general guidance purposes only. Please note that a dirty service station can also cause poor image quality and/or ink cross-contamination or bleed between different colors: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1495

E. If the poor/degraded print quality problem still cannot be corrected, then the PRINTHEAD may be dry and may need to be flushed. Refer to PRINTHEAD flushing video procedure at the following link or refer to steps below: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2412

1. Remove all ink cartridges from the printer.
2. Remove the printhead - in most cases you will need to pull up on the lever at right side of carriage assembly to unlock the printhead. Lift printhead straight up to remove.
3. Over a sink, run warm tap water directly into the 4 ink ports for approximately 2 minutes - this will effectively saturate the foam ports and blow ink out/thru the nozzle plate bottom.
4. Using a lint-free towel, remove water from rear/bottom electrical contacts. Ensure printhead electrical contacts and exposed surfaces are fully dry.
5. Install the printhead into the printer. You may observe a "Replace Printhead message" so you will need to cycle printer power by turning printer off and then on to clear the error.
6. Install ink cartridges and retest printer. You should observe a New PRINTHEAD alert message followed by an approx. 4-minute preparation countdown prompt.
7. If permissible, activate the 'Clean Printhead'. This can be done from the printer's control panel or software printer driver (for example, by selecting 'Tools' - 'Clean Printhead', or similar).
F. To perform advanced PRINTHEAD diagnosis please visit our 'HP Printer Diagnostic Test' page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

*The HP 920 printer models have an electronic PRINTHEAD (customer replaceable) within the base of the carriage assembly (responsible for pulling ink from the 4 ink cartridges and then firing the ink droplets onto the paper) - the PRINTHEAD will eventually fail over time depending on printed content, frequency of printing and printer duty cycle.

Video of how the PRINTHEAD functions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054

NOTE: "Empty" and "Low Ink" alerts are COMPLETELY NORMAL for HP 920 ink cartridges which have been refilled! While at first this may be an unusual workflow, it does allow print operations to proceed. Only brand new ink cartridges support ink level monitoring. For "Low Ink", "Unauthorized ink", "Non-HP ink", "Fraud", "Counterfeit ink" or similar messages, you may ignore/dismiss this message by pressing 'OK' once for each cartridge, so that the printer resumes its normal operation. We suggest you do this at the printer's control panel immediately following ink cartridge(s) installation.

For information on HP 920 refilling tips please watch the video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983

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Fresh ink cartridges won't print at all.


First visit our Epson support page to ensure you covered : http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939

Since the Epson PRINTHEAD is not removable, then it is suggested you take a damp cloth and repeatedly blot/saturate the respective color ink port with water (distilled water is recommended):

1. Remove suspect ink cartridge (or cartridges).
2. Place a paper towel under the PRINTHEAD assembly.
3. You'll see a round mesh ink port where ink flows into the PRINTHEAD.
4. Thoroughly dampen the ink port with 0.5 to 1 teaspoon of distilled water (use an eye-dropper or similar, pour or drip directly into ink port).
5. Reinstall ink cartridge(s).
6. Activate the 'Clean Printhead' routine once or twice to see if the respective color(s) have recovered.

For information on North American ink refill services at a major retailer near you (should you wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com

Jun 12, 2013 | Epson Artisan 837

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White lines in my printing and sometimes smudges of black ink


Hi
First before you buy a new cartridge,try doing a 'printhead' cleaning on your machine.Sometimes the printheads need cleaning clogginl.

Mar 03, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My pictures are all printing with a purple look, such as water, clothes, sky, etc... There is no other color hue, besides purple in the picture.


Issue on kodak AiO printer not printing correctly you need to contact kodak support line at 1 800 421 6699 for printhead replacement.
Step that you can try
1. Clean Printhead twice press Copy button and Cancel button at the same time for atleast 10sec or until the printer move. Note cleaning printhead will consume your ink.
2. Reseat Printhead open the printer access door remove the ink cartridges and the printhead then close the printer access door wait until red light flash on the printer open the printer access door insert back the printhead then ink cartridges
3. Replace printhead contact kodak support

Nov 21, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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New ink not working three different times buying it and taking back ink very light or none at all no red it shows up yellow?


Have you done the cleaning the printhead? if not please run your clean printhead, if your using 5100 printer you can only do clean printhead by launching your home center, just click the help icon(?) under that click maintenance for you to able to see clean printhead

Now if you already done with this torubleshooting and still you haved incomplete color or incorrect colors printouts it means you printhead is defective., YOu need to call kodak tech support for printhead replacement i think its free of charged 1 800 421 6699 ext 05 toll free

Nov 16, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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No ink is getting to printhead in imagePROGRAF w7250


Your printheads are indeed clogged. (Note: all ij printers should be powered off when not in use! This retracts & seals your printheads.) Now, on to your problem. In your printer software, there should be a maintenance section. In there, you need to clean the printheads - this may have to be done *many* times - like 10-ish to clear (if still possible) clogged ink.
Hope this helps.

Cheers,
gurutim

Mar 19, 2009 | Canon imagePROGRAF W7250 InkJet Printer

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Poor picture printing


Do not try to clean print head again and again, it consumes too much of ink.
Try reseting print head and then calibrate it.   after then check nozzles and align prinhead.   Now u can try cleaning printhead last time.
If it does not fix your issue , your printer needs to be replaced  (In case printhead has already replaced within 30 days)
MS

Dec 22, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a Kodak easyshare all in one printer 5100


You need to clean the printhead of the printer to solve that

issue. Because everytime you print, excessive inks are going

to the printhead that's the reason why it's clogging the

system up. That's because Kodak printers is using

"pigments" as inks that's why Kodak printers are producing

high quality prints unlike other printers - a photo printed from

kodak could actually last for about 100 years. Now back to

your issue, you need to clean the printhead from the printer

but not manually. You could clean it by going to the

software of the printer namely the KODAK HOME

CENTER SOFTWARE. You need to click the "?" mark

icon on the upper right corner of the software window then

under the General Links select Maintenance then choose

Clean Printhead. Do it at least twice and then try making

prints. If that still doesn't work try calling Kodak Technical

Support Representative: 1-800-421-6699

I hope I have been some of help. ^_^

Nov 10, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Kodak Easyshare 5300 All-in-one Inkjet Printer


Hello ocalvin,

You need to clean the printhead of the printer to solve that issue. Because everytime you print, excessive inks are going to the printhead that's the reason why it's clogging the system up. That's because Kodak printers is using "pigments" as inks that's why Kodak printers are producing high quality prints unlike other printers - a photo printed from kodak could actually last for about 100 years. Now back to your issue, you need to clean the printhead from the printer but not manually. You could clean it by going to the software of the printer namely the KODAK HOME CENTER SOFTWARE. You need to click the "?" mark icon on the upper right corner of the software window then under the General Links select Maintenance then choose Clean Printhead. Do it at least twice and then try making prints. If that still doesn't work try calling Kodak Technical Support Representative: 1-800-421-6699

I hope I have been some of help.

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