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Kodak AiO home Center will not open

My printer is printing very light and sometimes not all of the materials. In checking around for a problem it tells me to clean my printer heads. I tried to open the Kodak AiO home center window and it will not open

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  • avacleen Apr 29, 2008

    Exactely the same problem. PLease help. Attempted to tell kodak and they will not answer.

  • Devers Jul 07, 2008

    I did go in that away and found that if I go into the maintenance area, it ask if I would like to update, I did but then it ask if I would like to reset to my default printer, I chose yes. It completely took my printer Kodak Easyshare 5100 All-in-One off. I then went and uninstalled the printer. After that was all said and done I reinstalled the printer with my CD that came with it. I can now get into the Kodak Aio Home Center, but my printing still will not print. My printer prints to copy direct, but still only color when it comes to printing a receipt from online,or wordpad. So still aggravated.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Printer seems to dump out black cartridge into sponge at bottom. What is the best way to get ahold of Kodak?

    Thanks and good luck. Mine is a Kodak Easyshare 5300



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Yes it might be the print head. I've had to replace the print head on my 5100 TWICE now! They send you a free one, just call them and they will run through the tests with you and then send one to you.

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I had the same problem.Go to Kodak Support and go through the troubleshooting.They will send you a new printer head for free.It seems that they have a problem with all 5100 printers.I hope this helps!!!

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If you can open the home center trying going through your printers and faxes in your computers control panel. That's what I did. Just right click on your printer and select preferences. Go to advanced and click on maintenance. You should have two options, to calibrate or clean your print heads.

I did both with mine and it still doesn't print, but who knows, maybe it will work for you.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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How do I clean the print head for a kodak printer

This is for Kodak AiO printer that has home center software installed
1.On your computer, start the KODAK AiO Home Center software.
2.Click the Help (?) icon located at the upper-right corner of the Home Center window
3.From the Help toolbar, select Maintenance.
4.Click Printhead Cleaning, and wait for the printer to complete the cleaning.
If there is NO Kodak AiO home Center software installed
1. 5100 printer HOME CENTER should be use or open the printer access door wait for the printhead to move at the middle then close the printer access door forcing the printehead to eject ink on the printhead nozzle
2.5300 & 5500 printer press the MENU button > select CLEAN PRINTHEAD > then select BASIC/DEEP CLEAN
3. ESP3 printer [press and hold at the same time COPY and CANCEL button for atleast 10 sec or until the printer start moving]

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  1. From your computer, access Device Manager.
    • For WINDOWS XP OS:
    • Right-click My Computer, then select Properties.
      • Select the Hardware tab, then Device Manager.
  2. Select View > Show hidden devices.
  3. Select Printers.
  4. Select Action > Uninstall.
  5. Select Action > Scan for hardware changes.
  6. Double-click the KODAK AiO Home Center icon. If the error occurs again, go to the next step.
  7. Set administrator rights for the Home Center application:
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        • Right-click on the Home Center icon.
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        • Click the Compatibility tab.
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1. got to Control Panel/Printers&Faxes and delete the printer
2. go to your Hardware/Device Manager/Universal Serial Bus Controllers, right-click on USB Composite Device and select Uninstall
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