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Kodak ESP Office 2170 won't print cartrages color and black..calabrated abns cleaned heads in printer i need a printer head/

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SOURCE: Kodak esp 3 all in one. colour prints come with purple tint

Surely you can turn the flow of ink down via your settings

Posted on Jun 14, 2009



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SOURCE: Kodak ESP 3 printer does not print YELLOW

no,kodak replace printheads free of cost, and if they send a printhead and that doesnt solve issue and in next 30 days,u have same issue,then kodak sends a replacement printer. and esp-3 printers are considered o be in warranty tilll now even if they are 24 months old. kodak is the best.. ur issue will be resolved.dont worry

Posted on Jul 27, 2009



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SOURCE: how to clean print heads on kodak esp-3

Press and hold Cancel and Copy button simultaneously until the On/Off light flashes green. you will see a flashing green on your printer it means its now cleaning the printhead

You can also clean a printhead using computer., first you need to launch the Home center software On your computer and on the uppr right corner of the windows of the software click help icon(?) then go to maintenance and under maintenance you should see the clean printhead. GudlucK!

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

Testimonial: "Good advice, thanks - had already tried this tho'. I ended up phoning Kodak helpline and am having a new print head sent to me FOC."


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SOURCE: Kodak 5500 print faded colors

You need a new printer head. I had the same problem and so did my mom. Here is the good news, it wont cost you anything. Just go to the KODAK web site, you can get to it by Googling Kodak all in one tech support and walk through the step by step. Sounds like you have done most of what they will walk you through already. At the end (takes about 5 minutes) the web site will tell you you need a new print head. They then will let you order it right online at no cost to you. Delivery is about 3 to 5 business days. Good luck.


Posted on Jan 17, 2010


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SOURCE: My Kodak ESP 3 all-in-one printer will not print

you may try to clean the printhead and recalibrate the printer. if this will not correct the problem, you need to replace the printhead. I suggest contacting Kodak technical support to have a replacement printhead.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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If the ink cartridges and printhead are already in the printer, remove them, then reinstall them.
  1. Remove the color and black ink cartridges.
  2. Remove the existing printhead by lifting the latch in the center of the carriage. printhead_removal.jpg p342_0064aa.jpg ESP 3, 5, 7, 9, 3250, 5250, 5210,
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Kodak ESP Office 2170 Paper Jam code 3524

Actually, to fix it, you need to disassemble the printer.
The smallest part inside the printer can trigger this error code. The printer needs to be taken apart, clean, check the paper feeder that it's not crooked or missing a piece.
I recommend that you take it to a profesional, because if you do it yourself, you need to have a bottle of crazy glue, in case something breaks, that's how we fix it.

May 16, 2017 | Kodak ESP Office 2170 All-in-One Printer

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Our ESP 2170 printer has stopped printing yellow. I have tried everything - replaced the printhead, replaced the ink cartridges, run the cleaning option several times, calibrated the printer, run several...

If you get a working print head, run a test print every 3 days or so. I do this on a regular basis to keep the ink from drying out and have yet to have a clogged head using this method. Before replacing the head a couple of months ago, I did not do this and after a week and a half, the head clogged beyond the capacity of the printer to self-clean.

Hope that helps,

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Kodak 2170 wont print black ink

how to make Kodak ESP 2170 print without color ink?

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The print is faded . ther are three color bar missing on the test page ( yellow, black , and black).


Go into Maintenance in the Kodak Printer Management Program and try the Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning functions until the Test page prints clearly.

Head Cleaning might be necessary after every cartridge change.

I hope this helps.

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Black printing very faint or not at all, cleaning print head makes little difference Brand new Cartridge

Sometimes it will print faint black even if there is a new black cartridge, because the color cartridge needs to be replaced as well.

Make sure that the cartridges are genuine Kodak cartridges, as well, for maximum performance and reliability.

Cleaning heads can use up a lot of ink, by the way.

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I have a kodak ESP-3 all in one printer that has a new black, and new color ink cartridge, and the printer does not print any colors. only prints black, grey, and a litte bit of greenish tint.

Inkjet printers do not like being left unused.
The color print head may be blocked. Try several deep cleaning of the print head to see if it can clear the blocked print nozzles.
If none of this works then the print head needs to be replaced.
A new cartridge will not solve this problem.
NOTE the print head is not a cheap item, you may consider putting the money towards a new and better printer.

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