Question about Kodak Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

Bought easy share 5500 few months ago. recently changed ink cartridges and color is terrible. advise

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

Most likely your print head is clogged, there are 2,000 some nozzle's in it. If the printer is not used for a moderate amount of time the ink can dry up and cause a clog in those nozzle's. You can try reseating the ink cartridges(take them out turn off power, unplug printer, power back on & wait for it to get done making noise) then proceed doing a printhead clean from the main menu, or homecenter->?->maintenance. Then after that do a calibration, print a demo sheet to see if there is any improvment. The printhead clean pushes ink through the nozzles to try to clear clogs. The calibration scans those nozzles to see which are avalible to use, and makes sure that all the avalible nozzles are being used. If this does not fix the problem you most likely need a printhead but you will have to call kodak; as they are not avalible in stores. Also you can try updating your firmware from kodak home center, or www.kodak.com/go/downloads

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Printer only won't print in black


My printer did that a few months ago. I tried everything to get it printing black but in the end I had to take the ink cartridge back and return a new one. Some ink cartridges dry out when they are being shipped if not stored in proper conditions.

Mar 14, 2010 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

1 Answer

ESP9 color prints begin coming out purple like


Use only original ink cartriges, the non original has ink normaly is not for you printer, and you wast your money and damage the printer print-head

Jan 02, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

My kodak 5500 AIO easy share printer will not print black ink.


Hi,

follow the step by step solution from kodak.

Choose All-in-one printer and then Print quality and follow the further steps. I think it's a problem with your printhead.

Oct 11, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I have a Kodak Easy Share 5500 AiO Printer. I was


Bad new catridge not impossible, I would return the catridge to the store.

Sep 03, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

I have TWO Kodak Easy share 5500 printers. Both have had the cartridges replaced twice with Kodak brand cartridges. Both copiers have faded copies and both have test page photos that look like color...


Please call 1.800.421.6699 and select option 01 for prints missing black or color ink. Kodak will send you a replacement printhead kit for free. I hope this helps.

Jan 26, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Can you turn off the ink level functions on a Kodak 5500 printer?


According to a recent report by PC World, you must change it and there is no way arond it. It still turns out to cost less.

Jan 20, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

My Kodak Easy Share 5300 doesn't print black ink


You need a new printhead. Call Kodak and they will send you one.

Jan 19, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

Changed color cartridge and getting error


I had the same problem with my X8300 printer. As the printer was less than a year old Lexmark sent me a new printer. I will keep this printer until it to goes wrong and then buy another brand. Lexmark - cheap and nasty, I am afraid.

Ivanhoe.

Nov 13, 2008 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

1 Answer

Black Ink Cartridge error


i ended up putting a color and black cartridge in and everything is fine.

Mar 27, 2008 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

3 Answers

Printer will not print in Black at all


Had a similar problem.
It turned out to be poor quality ink refills that I bought at the local mall. Found a good ink supplier who charges $4.00 per cartridge.
Try removing the ink cartridge and cleaning with warm water or a little alcohol and a clean soft cloth or swab in the area where the cartridge is seated

Nov 27, 2007 | Epson Stylus 880 InkJet Color Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Printers & Copiers Logo

Related Topics:

32 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kodak Printers & Copiers Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18304 Answers

Michel Smith

Level 3 Expert

1218 Answers

Sajid Najmi
Sajid Najmi

Level 1 Expert

31 Answers

Are you a Kodak Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...