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You can barely read anything that is printed from my Kodak 5100 printer. I have replaced both the color and black ink cartridges. What do I try now?

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Printhead clean, done from the maintenance on the printers software. Also if that doesnt help, contact the printer manufacturer for a replacement printhead.

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Here are the things you will be asked to try if you call support. They may fix the problems as well. Taking the printhead out and putting it back in is the big helper.

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-check black ink and check color cartridges blinking w/ on and off ready to calibrate
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-remove printhead( the one that holds the cartridges) turn printer on and off, put printhead back to printer w/ cartridges, and check the lights that is blinking

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