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Kodak 5300 print quality

Whenever I print a color photo, it prints with a very yellow tint. I replaced the color catride, did both basic and deep cleans on the printhead, and I attempted to calibrate the printer, but the calibration page, I'm assuming, did not print properly and so could not be detected in the scanner. It printed fine when we first got it a couple months ago, and now it's had this problem for almost a month and I've run out of ideas to fix it.

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  • joelmary96 Jun 29, 2008

    I have the same problem the yellow tint. I have changed the cartridges, run basic and deep cleaning several times. Periodically I will get a photo that is 1/2 good and 1/2 yellow tint. The first 100 photo's or so I were great quality, this is very disappointing. Any ideas on how to correct?

  • mags27 Jun 30, 2008

    When printing get a blue or green tinge on 3/4 of picture . Have tried deep cleaning calibration and buying new cartridge. All useless.Also doesn't print even in black & white from word pad,

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    THank God, I thought it was just me! I bought my Kodak AiO 5300 a couple of months ago, been fine then suddenly thsi week it won't print red, it just comes out yellow. Tried cleaning the printheads, basic and deep clean, calibrating but nothing works.

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The problem is in your printhead in which the cartridges sit on.

You will need to contact Kodak for a replacement print head. Once replaced this will correct your issue.

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With the Kodak 5300 the print heads are separate from the ink tanks and when you have printing issues where you have lines or the quality is poor you need to clean the print heads or in worse case scenario you would have to replace the heads.
Here are the steps to clean the heads:

To clean the Printhead from the control panel on the printer:
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  2. Press the down arrow until Clean Printhead is displayed, then press OK.
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    • For a deep clean, press the down arrow until Deep Clean is selected, then press OK.
To clean the Printhead from the KODAK All-in-One Home Center Software on your computer:
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  2. If the Help toolbar is not open, click the Help (?) icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
  3. From the Help toolbar, select Maintenance.
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1. Clean printhead twice press menu button> select clean printhead> select basic/deep clean
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4. Replace printhead Contact Kodak AiO support line at 1 800 421 6699

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