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Will not print in black

Will print in color but not black. Black cartridge is not empty

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This seems to be a common problem on the 5100

Contact Kodak Support who will ask you to re-insert cartridge, Print Clean, Calibrate and run print test (press Photo & Copy together) then tell you that you need a new Print Cradle! Which they will supply FREE of Charge by overnight carrier.


Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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