Question about Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner
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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."
My printer wouldn't print at all, zip! Nada! I read that someone said the black wouldnt print but then found they had it set on color only. Mine just didn't print. Contacted Kodak and they wanted to sell me a new printhead for 50 bucks ( they said it came with 2 ink cartridges) I bought a new printer instead. Before getting rid of the kodak, I looked on youtube and it shows you how to take the printhead off which a blind rat can do. I saw how GROSS it was on the underneath side and so I took q-tips dipped in alcohol and kept cleaning the nasty gunk off, didn't take anything apart. Snapped it back in put the cartridges back, the printer said to print a test page, I did and it works fine. Taking new printer back tomorrow as it has never even been opened.
Posted on Mar 06, 2013
Press and hold Cancel + Copy/Resume simultaneously until the On/Off light flashes. The On/Off light continues to flash during the cleaning procedure.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
Tried the alcohol solution mentioned above .. didn't work for me.
After I removed the printhead from my pint of lager it just dried sticky :-)
Posted on Aug 02, 2013
Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.
*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.
SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your printer in new condition.
Hope this helps. .
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
WE HAVE AKODAK ESP-3 ALL IN ONE.
RAN OUT OF BLACK INK. HAVE REPLACED BLACK CARTRIDGE 2 TIMES BUT CANNOT GET BLACK TO PRINT. WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT???
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
go to www.kodak.com/go/printheadsupport.click on 3rd link on how to replace a printhead. then take cartridges out and printhead out, after 1 minute,insert printhead back into the carriage and install both cartridges, go to kodak aio home center on ur desktop and from there on maintenance under help and select printhead cleaning. then try to print.ur problem will be resolved
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Yes sounds to me like one of your ink cartridge is empty. Replace and try again.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
Testimonial: "Hi - the printer was caput - had to be replaced. Thank you for help."
I had the same problem and I got it to work. I have Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 on my computer. Here's what I did...
Go to "Start" then "Control Panel".
-Click on "Programs and Features".
-Scroll down to Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 - click on that and then click on the "Change" link above.
-A box will pop up, click on "Add or Remove Features" and then click "Continue".
-Click on the "+" next to "Office Tools"
-Click on the "+" next to "Microsoft Office Document Imaging"
-Click on the down arrow next to "Scanning, OCR and Indexing..."
-Then, click on "Run from my Computer"
-Next click on "Continue" at the bottom of the dialogue box and your configuration process should begin
Once completed go to the start menu and type in "Scan" into the search box. Go to "Microsoft Office Document Scanning" Once there, plug your scanner into you computer, chose what color you want your scan to be in, and click on the picture of the scanner to the right. To make my scans clear, I had to click on "Scanner..." and chose KODAK ESP AiO as my scanner even though I have a KODAK ESP-3 printer/scanner.
I hope these instructions weren't too confusing and I hope this helps some of you out! My scanner was causing me a lot of frustration for a while!
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
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