20 Most Recent Kodak 5300 All-in-One InkJet Printer Questions & Answers

Kodak says that they will not let the print heads be sold at retail... I don't know why, the ESP series printers seem to all need their heads replaced regularly.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on May 09, 2013

This issues looking printer head problem. check the following Steps for cleaning printer head :

Click on the Start button if you have Windows XP. If you have Windows Vista, click the Windows icon that resides in the lower left corner of your computer screen.

Click on "Control Panel," then "Printers and Other Hardware." Finally click on "View Installed Printers or Fax Printers."

Right-click on the name of your printer and choose "Printing Preferences." This should open a new window; next look for a tab or button marked Maintenance, or something similar.

Find the button that says "Print heads" or "Clean the Print heads" and click on it. You may be asked to choose which print heads; choose them all if you are. Make sure there is paper and ink in your printer, and that it is turned on ahead of time.

Take out the page your printer has printed and see if there are any grids or boxes missing. If there aren't, then you can just exit the program--your print heads are not clogged. If there are grids missing, then click on the "Cleaning" or similarly worded button.

Once the cleaning process has completed, print another page to be sure that your print heads are no longer clogged. If they are still clogged, repeat Steps 1-5 until your printer is printing clearly.


Kodak 5300... | Answered on Nov 04, 2010

  1. Open the cover of the Kodak 5300 printer. Take out the cartridges that are to be reset.
    Find the filing hole. It will most probably be somewhere on the bottom or the rear of the ink cartridge.Moisten the syringe's needle and push it into the sponge all the way through the filling hole. Make sure you do not apply too much force, as the sponge will likely rip apart and consequently will cause clogs.
    Keep the ink bottle on a stable surface. The syringe's needle is usually very delicate and thin. Slowly, squeeze the ink bottle to make the ink flow into its sponge. Again, do not apply a lot of pressure or the sponge might expand, which will cause the ink to come out disproportionately during printing.
  2. Squeeze the ink into its sponge until it starts to look moistened. Make sure you do not fill up too much.
  3. Use tissues for wiping the filling hole. Install the refilled ink cartridge on your Kodak2_bing.gif 5300 printer. You will hear a click when the cartridge installs at the right place.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on May 02, 2010

hi, your best course of action is to approach kodak customer care ( my mother worked with them ) directly and explain your problem , please keep any proofs of purchase handy as they will want copys etc

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010

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:
  1. Press the Menu button to display the Main Menu.
  2. Press the down arrow until Clean Printhead is displayed, then press OK.
    • For a basic clean, make sure Basic Clean is selected, then press OK.
    • 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:
  1. Start the home center software.
  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.
  4. Click Printhead Cleaning, and wait for the printer to complete the cleaning.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Apr 14, 2010


in this case it's a failure of the printhead. Go to www.kodak.com/go/itg and choose All-in-one printer - Print quality. Follow the steps and if it not helps you get a side where you can order a printhead for free.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Mar 18, 2010

Manually cleaning the printhead isnt difficult and could solve your problem. You need distilled or de-ionized water, tap water might work but i dont recomend it. You need a lint free cloth, dont use paper towels or anything that will leave material behind that will clogg the nozzls (a clean soft tshit should work tex Wipe lint free cloths work the best) . Heating the water will help. Remove the printhead look at the nozzles on the buttom. you should see 6 lines in a yellow area. you want to wipe with these lines not accross them. do not scrub or use circular motion. Wet the cloth area your going to wipe with well. put some pressure but dont break it and wipe a few times slowly. you can also soak the nozzles in warm or hot distilled water just only in very shallow water just enough to touch the nozzles do not submerge the whole printhead. you can also google manually cleaning inkjet printheads just use your best judgement some things people do to clean a printhead might damage them. If after manual cleaning and using the built in cleaning the prints1.gif still dont come out right call kodak and request a new printhead. I hope this helps! Don't Let this road bump turn you away from these printers they print nice prints and have low cost ink. Kodak and or I am not responsible for any data loss or any damage to any equipment that occurs as a direct or indirect result of following the procedures described above.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Dec 22, 2009

I have the exact same printer and it does the exact same thing. I have tried everything. Cleaned the printheads with alcohol and swabs and change to new cartridges. I tries all the tools to align and clean but always pink. Still using it for back documents but have purchased another one (a canon) for color and photo. Good Luck.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009

To find out whats the cause of the problem try to go to event viever for clues in device manager (right click My Computer the click devive manager then go to event viewer, go to sytem and check under the Source column for Print errror. Print errors are always seen via the Print word under the source column. Now check for any clues you can google on the net. or simply uninstall new firmware.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Sep 04, 2009

Try reinstalling the software from the web at this site


And before that you have to run the Clear utility sofware from Kodak, this is to remove the previous install on your PC
Clear utility is located at this site



Kodak 5300... | Answered on Aug 26, 2009

Try this one, Turn on the printer, Take out the inks, remove the printhead, put back the printhead make sure it will snap and you hear a click, put the inks back, wait for the printer to initialize, Press the Menu button, look for Calibrate printer, then print calibration page, then scan it after. Load a regular paper. Then try to print a demo page by pressing Photo and Copy at the same for 5 seconds then let it go. If same problem persist call this no for further assistance 1800 421 6699

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Aug 26, 2009

If your sure the printer is compatable with your operating system, I would uninstall the printer completly. Make sure nothing is showing when you look for a printer. Then try to do a fresh install of the printer. Hope it works this time.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

take out both cartridges from ur printer,install them again. ry to print again.kodak printers works on the mechanism that even if ur printing black and white documents, it will take ink out of colour cartridge as well . try to upgrade the firmware of ur printer by going to www.kodak.com/go/downloads and downloading latest firmware from there on ur desktop,connect ur printer to computer and run that file. restart ur printer,ur issue will be resolved.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Aug 22, 2009

I have the same problem brand new out of the box. Just called 1-800-421-6699. I told them I had done all the recommended remedies such as downloading new firmware, removing and reinstalling the printhead and reinstalling cartridges. He told me they were sending me a new printhead free of charge. He said the actual replacement cost is $77.00 but they were sending it free of charge and it would arrive in a few days by UPS. Very nice customer service guy in New Delhi. He was a little hard to understand sometimes but very helpful.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Aug 09, 2009

upgrade the firmware of ur printer.go to kodak.com/go/printhead support.take out printhead and ink cartridges ,reseat them again.if problem still persists,call kodak @ 1800 421 6699. they will replace ur printhead free of cost

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Jul 27, 2009

Go to http://www.kodak.com/go/itg
As you go through that guide for your image quality issue, it will walk you through cleaning (which you did) and possible replacement of the printhead.

Kodak 5300... | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

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