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Printer will not print black ink

I have added new color and black cartridges and it will not print anything in black. It prints light blue as grey and in performing a calibration, the colors come out but are light. No black prints. The calibration using the color spectrum comes out almost light brown on everything. Please help. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My printer will not print anything in black. It always comes out light grey. This is very frustrating simply because black is the most common color in printing. Please help!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    This is a major issue with Kodak Easy Share's. You and I need new print heads. Go to Kodak's web site (help center) and you'll find that it is a major endimic problem with these printers. They have a diagnostic tool that eventually leads you to a form to fill out and get a new print head.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, My black print is always a gray., if it prints at all. Help!

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Seems to be a common fault with Kodak EasyShare 5100/5300

Contact Kodak Support and go though the following tests:

Remove and re-seat Printer Cartridge(s) - Done

Clean Printhead - Done

Calibrate Printer - Test Sheet Not Complete!

Run Computer Colour Test - Done

They will then send you a new Print Head.

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