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Kodak Easyshare 5100 Wont Print In Color Or Black

When I print 4x6 photos, it prints absolutely fine. I sitll have more than half of ink in both cartridges. When I try to print something online it either wont print at all, but acts like it is, or it prints some things on the page, but not the whole page. Whe it decides it wants to print some images or text it's completely faded. Sometimes it will print a faded image, but not print the text on that page at all.

I cleaned the print heads and calibrated it again, but neither seemed to work. Someone please help me figure out what's wrong. The printer itself is only a couple months old. Thanks.

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  • marirose3657 Jun 18, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. The printer was fine a few days ago and now it won't print any text and if it does it is very light. I cleaned the cartridges and calibrated the printer...nothing helped.

  • sipowell Aug 02, 2008

    Kodak Easy Share 5100 AiO Series printer will print color 4x6 pics great; on any kind of other document be it word, excel or a web page - it does not print the text - only the color pictures. Have completed the mx tasks, reinstalled, etc.etc. with no resolution.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    cleaned print heads, calibrated, uninstalled then reinstalled...still won't print

  • lock80 Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same problem and I went and bought a new ink cartdrige and nothing.

  • suzandres Oct 16, 2008

    Ours won't print anything in black ink. We've tried 3 brand new black ink cartridges and still nothing! Any ideas??!!

  • James Circle Nov 01, 2008

    After cleaning, will print 3/4 page then fades. next page is almost blank. Any suggestions?

  • fadeout53 Nov 17, 2008

    Black ink has stopped working.Got some faded pages for a short while
    then nothing since. Will print colour. Cleaned the printer head and calibrated - still the same problem.

  • pbialobz Nov 20, 2008

    Black printed poorly a bit and then quit. Thought it was the ink so replaced both color and black with a new one. Print a few good pages , then poorly,and now nothing.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Exactly the same problem, Absolutely hopeless - despite replacing the cartridges itwill hardly print anythuing (except in dark blue !!) Most odd

  • woodburn126 Nov 23, 2008

    I have cleaned the printhead and it will not print in either black or color. Do I have to get a new print head or can this one be fixed?



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For all of those problems, you need to replace the Printhead. This is one of the most common issues among the Kodak All in One Printers, they simply stop printing text. However, it seems that Kodak is sending out some new printheads that work so much better, so you should get in contact with their support and have them replace their printheads. Call Kodak Easyshare 5100 Wont Print In Color Or Black - cb_transparent_l.gifus.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gif1-800-421-6699cb_transparent_r.gif.

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  • vwarlock Nov 25, 2008

    yes woodburn126, it really sounds like you need to get a new printhead. Although, there is a small chance that you might have misplaced the current printhead. I suggest you to go to to get instructions on how to install it properly (and if you are afraid to push so hard that you might break it, don't worry, it will not break). 


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I cantacted Kodak and the print heads went bad and they replaced mine absolutely free. Simple instructions came with the print heads as I went to the web site. Thanks Kodak

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I need to find out how to replace my printhead on my Kodak 5100 all-in-one

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