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Can't seem to keep the black ink going!

I just put in another brand new ink cartridge and it worked great for the first dozen pages and then back to fade out and nothing, again. I've been having this problem for quite a while and have resorted to cleaning the inner head where the black ink cartridge goes with "Energine Spot Remover" and that always gets it to going again, but for only a little while. My husband is really beginning to curse the thing. We own a fairly new Kodak ESP 3 AI0 all in one printer. I was sold on the fact that it would save me on ink, but, this is a real problem!! Anyone else had this problem. Do we need to send it in for repairs or what????

Joyce from Kansas

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You can check advance settings oh print settings its printing with to much ink try to lower to a level the is visible and is going to last more

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