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Printhead warning - says deep cleaning may be necessary. I took out and wiped clean several times as suggested in manual, but still have warning

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You might need to purcahse a new print head.

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My printer only prints orange images


Sounds as if the printhead of the colour cartridge has dried up. I would try the following:
1. Fold a piece of kitchen tissue (or any other non fibrous tissue) a couple of times and dab it under a tap to create a small damp patch. For best results make sure the water is warm.
2. Take the cartridge out of the printer and hold the damp patch over the printhead for 30-60 seconds.
3. You should now hopefully have a small ink soaked patch on the tissue with traces of all the relevant colours.
4. Then wipe the printhead several times on the dry part of the tissue and you should start to see the colours come through.
5. Reinstall and run one more head cleaning cycle.
If this doesn't help I would recommend replacing the cartridge, as it has the printhead attached to it.

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Manually cleaning the printhead isnt difficult and could solve your problem. You need distilled or de-ionized water, tap water might work but i dont recomend it. You need a lint free cloth, dont use paper towels or anything that will leave material behind that will clogg the nozzls (a clean soft tshit should work tex Wipe lint free cloths work the best) . Heating the water will help. Remove the printhead look at the nozzles on the buttom. you should see 6 lines in a yellow area. you want to wipe with these lines not accross them. do not scrub or use circular motion. Wet the cloth area your going to wipe with well. put some pressure but dont break it and wipe a few times slowly. you can also soak the nozzles in warm or hot distilled water just only in very shallow water just enough to touch the nozzles do not submerge the whole printhead. you can also google manually cleaning inkjet printheads just use your best judgement some things people do to clean a printhead might damage them. If after manual cleaning and using the built in cleaning the prints1.gif still dont come out right call kodak and request a new printhead. I hope this helps! Don't Let this road bump turn you away from these printers they print nice prints and have low cost ink. Kodak and or I am not responsible for any data loss or any damage to any equipment that occurs as a direct or indirect result of following the procedures described above.

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Yes,it can be cleaned but not manually. Here are the steps on how to clean the printhead on your printer:

a.Press the Menu button of the printer.
b.Use the down arrow key and go to Clean Printhead.
c.Press OK button then select Deep Clean.

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You probably need a new purge assembly, it's supposed to cap the printhead to stop evaporation while shut down, and also clean and prime the printhead during printing. You can wipe the caps over on the right with a damp rag, but you'll get some ink on yourself.

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put the printhead in cleaning windows liquid by a few hours, this will disolve clogged valvles, easy and cheap, it works. Dont sumergeall the acrtridge only a 2 mm.

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go to main menu,go to maintenance and then clean printhead go for deep cleaning .. and then caliberate printer from main menu.. ur printer will be working fine.. if not call kodak all in one printer support, they will replace ur printhead.free of cost

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just wipe the nozzles or the printhead .on a wet cloth...using DI(deionize water) to remove the clogs that cover nozzles...and then deep clean the printhead using the printer panel features...

good luck..


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clean the printhead by removing it and putting a couple of drops of inkjet cleaner on the gauzes, reassemble and run the deep clean again a couple of times

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