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Very poor B&W printing

Our EASYSHARE 5100 makes decent color prints but you can barely see the copy when you make a b&w print of a document. Even when the printer is set to print the "best" copy.

Have changed the b&w cartridge with no success.

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First thing you can try is running the printhead cleaning. if you double click your status monitor (bottom right hand corner of windows screen) then click the maintenance button on the window. Then click the printhead cleaning button. Try this a few times then attempt another print.

If you dont have the printer connected to a PC there is a combination of 2 buttons on the printer you need to press to do a printhead cleaning. Not sure what they are.

If after you run a few printhead cleanings the black prints still dont print well, the only thing you can do is call kodak customer service they will have you update your firmware and software and reinstall the printhead a few times but in the end you can get them to send you a new printhead. The printheads are not sold in stores.

Good luck

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I bought new ink for photo printing. On the printer it won't let me push the photo button only the copy and scanner one. When I print photos it is black and white and barely see the picture


For that problem kindly try doing the ff:

* Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing
* Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again
* if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead

Hope this will help

Thanks
Byron

Sep 28, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Printing too light


Kodak EasyShare 5100 series
Clean the print head then print a demo sheet.
  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Print head Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo and Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet.
If the Demo print is bad- IE: no black, blurry print etc., then you may need to replace the print head:
http://www.kodak.com/global/plugins/acrobat/en/service/manuals/AiOPrinters/printhead/AUR1780-9_UE_RevC.pdf


Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


May 12, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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My printer won't print black ink even though the cartridge is full


try to clean the nossles with software from the manafactures website

May 06, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Will not print in black


This seems to be a common problem on the 5100

Contact Kodak Support who will ask you to re-insert cartridge, Print Clean, Calibrate and run print test (press Photo & Copy together) then tell you that you need a new Print Cradle! Which they will supply FREE of Charge by overnight carrier.


Mar 28, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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My Kodak 5100 printer has been great. Even though


Clean the printhead, then print a demo sheet.
  1. Verify that inkjet paper is loaded in the paper trays.
  2. On your desktop, start the KODAK All-in-One Home Center, then select the Help [?] icon.
  3. From the Help menu, select Maintenance, then select Printhead Cleaning. The On/Off light flashes green during the cleaning procedure.
  4. When the On/Off light glows a steady green, press Photo and Copy simultaneously to print a demo sheet.
Is the Demo printout giving the same result?
If so, you may need to replace the printhead. This is a very common problem with this model.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Mar 03, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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I can print 4x6 photos but not documents from my computer


Maybe your phototray is still engaged. If the green light by the photo tray is on - then it is engaged and you cannot print documents. Lift up the clear lid of the little photo tray, pull it back towards you until it clicks in place. The light will go off. Close the tray lid.
You should be able to print documents now. Make sure the document tray below the photo tray has paper in it.
If all else fails, try Kodak's Help on-line at this site www.kodak.com/go/5100aiosupport
They have an on-line survey tool to help you with your problem. Good luck.

Dec 02, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Not printing microsoft office documents, VIsta Software


Try to press the photo and copy at the same time it will print a diagnostic page
look how is the quality of the text.
if it prints very light or if it doesnt print open the access door and try to remove the ink cartridges and put it back again and make sure you hear a click sound after you put the cartridges back in and close the printer access door
try to print again a demo page press photo and copy and check if there is improvement
if no improvement open the kodak aio home center software click on the question mark(?) on the upper right corner and click on maintenance..then select printhead cleaning.After the printhead cleaning print again demo page (press photo and copy at the same time) if still no improvement on the quality of the text call the kodak hotline 1 800 421 6699..you might need a printhead replacement..

Nov 16, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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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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Easyshare 5100 not printing on correct side of paper


Load a single 8x10 page and press Copy + Cancel until the printer feeds the paper. It will spit it out blank. Try printing another photo. Make sure Kodak logo faces up when you load it

Jul 12, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Copies Poorly (black)


sounds like a resolution issue in the scanner settings.

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May 31, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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