Question about Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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My kodak easyshare 5100 is a piece of junk, THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS.

As many of you I also have the same problem. The Kodak Easyshare 5100 isn't what I expected. IT IS A PIECE OF JUNK. I have asked support many times for help.
1. MY COMPUTER IS NEW AND SHOULD SUPPORT THIS PRINTER.
2. MY INK CARTRIDE BOTH BLACK AND COLOR ARE BRAND NEW.
3. I HAVE CLEANED AND PERFORMED A PRINTHEAD CALIBRATION MORE TIMES THEN I WOULD LIKE TO COUNT.

Support did send me a new inkhead for my printer and I did install it.
I have been able to use my color ink, but nothing with the black.
I have tried three brand new black cartridges and still nothing.

I have not been happy. I WANT MY MONEY BACK AND ALL THE TIME
I HAVE SPENT TRYING TO GET THIS PIECE OF JUNK TO WORK.

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    I totally agree. Right out of the box I had problems just getting it installed which required hours on the phone with support. Now, what was installed, won't open. When I print pics, the ink is pooled on the photo paper, never dries, is all blotchy. I probably have not printed more than 20 pics on this thing. I rehooked my trusty ole hp back up. I also bought the top-of-the-line Z812 IS camera to replace a Z740 that was stolen. I don't like it as well as the old one. What is Kodak doing??!!

  • deannereid Jul 24, 2008

    My 5100 is also a piece of junk. It keeps giving me not proper paper error when the paper is correct. Takes me forever to get it to print. It will finally take the paper and its the same paper that was there. Same problem with photo 4x6. Correct paper but printer says its not. This printer is noisy and very slowwww compared to my HP. Software has problems. Update screws up my printer and I have to uninstall it. Printer wouldn't work connected directly to usb. Kept corrupting my wireless. On phone with support 45 minutes with no solution. I finally tried connecting to a USB extension and then it worked. Kodak needs to stick to what they know best. Photos and leave printers to the ones that know how.

  • raybattersby Dec 02, 2008

    I agree that the Kodak Easyshare 5100 is a pile of JUNK.



    My Kodak easyshare 5100 has printed only a couple dozen photos and paper prints (I use a laser for serious printing) and then wouldn't print black. I installed the latest firmware (as Kodak requested) - still no good so they sent me a new printhead an a pair of cartridges.



    By the way, the only visible difference between the old and new printhead is that the steel bar (2.5" x 0.3" x 0.1" approx) fitted beneath the old cartridge is not fitted to the new one). But still no good.



    In addition, my Kodak 5100 thinks it's a CAMERA. Whenever I turn it ON, I get an "EasyShare AiO" window stating "Camera Connected" and asking me to selecta program to open. WHAT IS GOING ON?



    This sounds like a driver problem or something corrupted in the Regsitry. no wonder the damned thing won't print. Kodak have no answer for this and have said they will send me a new printer. (But that's not going to fix the camera problem is it boys?).



    Like I said, the printer is JUNK and the service boys haven't a clue how to fix it either.

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I too thought it was junk, until I learned to use it correctly. I was not using the program right. I have since printed about 800 photos and another 1000 or so pages of text, without a problem. Keep paper in BOTH storage areas, don't refill the ink cartridges. They use PIGMENT based ink. Other inkjet printers use DYE based ink. Make sure the printer defaults are set to what you need. If you're going to print something other than default, after you hit print, pick the proper setting for what you want from the first window that pops up. I've had about 15 printers over the years and the 5100 AIO is by far the best printer I've ever had.

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Maybe that's why K is in the photo business?

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