Question about Kodak EASYSHARE Plus Series 3 Thermal Photo Printer
I put the printer cartridge in backwards and now I can't get it out. Is there a way I can get it out without tearing up the printer?
The print head must be in the up position to remove the cartridge. If you cannot get it to do this by pushing buttons or unplugging the unit, you can do it by turning a gear inside the unit. This requires partial disassembly of the unit.
First remove two screws from back of unit, then pull up on top of unit, unplug two ribbon cables from circuit board and remove top. Then unplug two remaining ribbon cables from circuit board, and three screws holding circuit board. Lift circuit board and fan/fan-holder as one piece. You do not need to disconnect the fan wires.
The print head heat sink and carrier frame are now visible (large aluminum piece in the center). The gears and stepper motors are on the side opposite from the green cartridge release button. The gears near the front operate the paper feed mechanism. The gears in the back move the print head. By turning the large white plastic gear farthest toward the side and rear (driven by a stepper motor), the print head will move up and down. The gear should turn easily by pushing on the teeth with a small screwdriver. If it starts tuning harder, it is probably at the end of its travel. Turn the gear until the print head is up far enough to release the cartridge. There is a tab on the print head frame just above the green release button on the inside of the unit. When the print head is up, there is a space between the tab and the green button allowing the button to be released.
If you need more visibility, the entire printer frame can be removed from the plastic outer shell by removing 3 screws on the bottom of the unit. Note the position of the loose plastic piece in the front of the unit (for reassembly). It has a small tab that keeps the front door closed. You can leave the print head in the up position when reassembling the unit. It will automatically reposition when the unit is plugged in. Don't forget to put in a cartridge before plugging in.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I have a cartridge jammed in my series 3 (kodak) printer which has probaly run out but need to know how to get this cartrige out without breaking the printer.I have had this problem before and Kodak support helped me but have forgotten how,so any help would be appreciated.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I went to a camera shop today to ask them for their assistance they could not help me. I decided to start all over again. The message came up cartridge low..I selected a picture to print, started to print then the message came up "replace cartridge." I opened the cartridge compartment and pressed on the cartridge and it ejected. Problem solved.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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