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Printing problems My pics are coming out pinkish looking,,I have replaced cartridge twice,,calibrated (several times) cleaned nozzels (several times) uninstalled and reinstalled drivers,, updated, and checked everything I know to check with no luck please help ,Pam Morris

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My mother was having the same problem with her printer. She called Kodak and they sent her a new print head. It solved the problem.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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To identify what is causing this kindly print one of each color, M, C, Y , K then we ca identify which one is failing to print,

i suspect Cyan isnt working at this time.

reinstalling the driver wont solve the prob. kindly check the test page as well if it print all colors accordingly

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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