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I installed a new black ink cartridge and it doesn't work.

I replaced a black ink cartridge from my printer and printed an image that has a color black and still wouldn't show up after i printed it.

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  1. Open the cover of the Kodak 5300 printer. Take out the cartridges that are to be reset.
    Find the filing hole. It will most probably be somewhere on the bottom or the rear of the ink cartridge.Moisten the syringe's needle and push it into the sponge all the way through the filling hole. Make sure you do not apply too much force, as the sponge will likely rip apart and consequently will cause clogs.
    Keep the ink bottle on a stable surface. The syringe's needle is usually very delicate and thin. Slowly, squeeze the ink bottle to make the ink flow into its sponge. Again, do not apply a lot of pressure or the sponge might expand, which will cause the ink to come out disproportionately during printing.
  2. Squeeze the ink into its sponge until it starts to look moistened. Make sure you do not fill up too much.
  3. Use tissues for wiping the filling hole. Install the refilled ink cartridge on your KodakI installed a new black ink cartridge and it doesn - 2_bing.gif 5300 printer. You will hear a click when the cartridge installs at the right place.

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