Kodak EasyShare - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Printing quality

Printing quality on this printers is great, yet there are some trouble with older printheads.

You should follow this in order to fix the problem:
- Remove both ink cartridges
- Remove printhead (press release button on the inner left corner of the printhead, above where the black ink cartridge goes)
- Close the cover and wait until it tells you that the printhead is missing. When it does, open the cover again and place the printhead inside (put it in and press towards the back of the printer, make sure it makes a loud snap).
- place both ink cartridges in
If the printer says "press start to copy", press the menu button and select calibrate printer, and then select "print calibration sheet".
If it just tells you that there is a new printhead detected and calibration is requiered, follow the instructions it will give you.

Once you calibrate the printer,
- Press menu, scroll down to "clean printhead" and select "deep clean"

Once that is completed, go ahead and print.

If it is still not working, you got a defective printhead and you need to replace it.
You will need to go to kodak.com/go/itg for additionl troubleshooting and the replacing of your printhead, or you should just call 1 800 421 6699 and have then replace the printhead for you. This is free of charge.
1/17/2022 3:11:00 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Jan 17, 2022

My printer is not printing with all of the colors

I'm having a simialr problem, I can get my Kodak EasyShare 5300 printer to print pictures just fine, I can even get it to copy & print from the scanner. In both black and color inks. What I can not get the Kodak EasyShare 5300 Printer to do is to print from Microsoft Office Word, or Works for that matter any text document what so ever. I've never had a problem with the printer ever, not even when I upgraded to Windows 7 it printed just fine up till a few months ago and started acting up. At first I thought it was because I hadn't used it in awhile so I replaced both cartridges so they are brand new. Tried my experiment again and it did the same thing, pictures, and copy and print from the printer works just great...text however from the Word programs....nothing but a blank page.

Running Windows 7 - 64 bit Dell Touchscreen, Dual Core Processor. Before you ask...before this incident the Kodak Printer intergraded just fine and worked without incident. Since it is not the printer portion (unless its the printhead), it has to be a software problem...although, I used the disk that came with the printer to re-install it and not from the web just in case that was the problem. Course would installing the web upgraded software be of any assistance? Anyone have any solutions? Thanks.

12/2/2021 4:10:26 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Dec 02, 2021

Printer won't print

My printer will not print black ink. The color ink is very light. I replaced a new color cartlidge, cleaned the printheads and tried to callibrate, but the printer could not identify the callibration page from my scanner. Can you help me resolve my problem?
11/30/2021 4:55:37 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Nov 30, 2021

What is the photo tray?

It is the holder for 6x4 photo paper. You will find it built into the top cover of the main A4 paper tray, on the right hand side. Mine has a transparent plastic cover. To load it, lift the cover and insert photo paper.
It is engaged by lifting the cover and sliding the tray into the printer. It is automatically recognised.
7/18/2021 8:01:49 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Jul 18, 2021

The sponge strip om my kodak 5300 printer seems to be soaked in black ink can it be replaced .

4/20/2021 11:14:42 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Apr 20, 2021

Printer kodak 5300 says error code 6203

printer needs to be replaced

call kodak at 18004216699
3/28/2021 7:42:56 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Why do my prints have a purple tint to them?

Most cauuses to this is dirty or failing print head.

Many people would say it was the sponge that is doing that but let me tell you if it was a full sponge you would not even see that color tint. Its the print head that is not mixing correctly due to being dirty or corrosive. Do you use refilled ink cartridges? If so you answer is iron clad your print head will need to be replaced and you need to put a stop to the refilled oslution, if not then the print head got dirty or is defective.

1. print head cleaner
2. new print head.

thanks hope this does help please do be considerate and rate and leave feedback for your free answer. Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620
3/28/2021 7:42:41 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

New ink cartridge put in today, printing out faded

try to remove both cartridges and put them back in. make same print. if of no use, run a Clean Printhead in your men. If still of no use, then printhead needs a replacement
3/28/2021 7:41:45 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

My kodak 5300 printer is printing with streaks


To resolve this issue you'll need to clean your printers cartridges. To clean it you'll need Q-Tip and alcohol. Turn off your printer and unplug it, now open the printer's front cover and take out the cartridges from their respective carriage. Now dip the Q-tip in alcohol and clean the cartridges with Q-tip. Also, clean the print head with Q-tip, use a paper towel if there is excessive ink inside the carriage.

Now let it dry and check if it is still giving similar issue. If yes then closely examine the print head for any kind of restiction like a piece of paper.

Daniel Scott
3/28/2021 7:41:29 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Printhead needs replacing in my kodak 5300 printer


Try here

You can find illustrated instructions on how to remove the old printhead, as well as on how to put the new printhead back in place.

You can easily go to that website by going to:

and selecting the second option "installing new printhead".

Good Luck:-)

3/28/2021 7:37:26 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Poor print ,not dark enough.had this problem


Common problem with Kodak print heads. And since you're done with the troubleshooting and is likely very familiar with the printer and its problem, definitely the print head is going bad again.

3/28/2021 7:34:44 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Bypassing printer warning that stops my printer

this one is one of my favourite hate printers... but, no you cannot disabel this function easy, you can "fool" this printer by following that procedure:

1. switch off your printer, wait few sec, switch it on
2. on your computer go to "start"
3. select "control panel"
4. select "printer and faxes"
5. right click on your "kodak easyshare 5300"
6. select "properties"
7. click on tab "services"
8. select "service this device"
9. click on tab "estimated ink level" - it shows estimated ink level after restart

you can use refill (very easy to do by yourself and about 1/3 cost of original replacements). and yes, you are right, cartridges do tend to dry out. i would suggest printing at least one page per week to prevent dry out of the cartridge.

as this particular printer will not work without both cartridges present. i would suggest to insert one empty cartrdge in colour slot and keep it there. on full cartridge use any sticky tape to prevent nozzle from drying, cover breather hole on the top of cartridge as well. when you need to print, remove tape from breathing hole first and then from the nozzle. this way you will prevent or at least slow down your cartridge evaporation ratio.

3/28/2021 7:34:33 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Kodak Easy Share 5300 Printer error Error

Error code "6203" can be resolved as follows:
First, you need to open the access door of the printer and disconnect the power adapter from it.
You then need to wait for at least 30 seconds for the printer to get reset.
As a next step, you can connect the power adapter back to the printer.
You can turn on the printer, if required. Once the printer gets powered up, a message "Printer access door open" gets displayed.
Once this message gets popped up you can close the access door of the printer. get more help for Printer Error Code 6203
Hope this helps you.
3/28/2021 7:34:18 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

What do error codes 3501 and 3502 mean?

One of the best ways to prevent Printer error code "3501" from happening is to install latest version of firmware. To update firmware manually you can place the calibration sheet over the scanner and press START button. You can then click the HELP icon and select Maintenance option. From there, select Firmware Upgrade option and follow the instructions given there to download the latest firmware version; free of cost.
3/28/2021 7:34:02 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

I am having problem on how to change the ink

following images and steps may guide you.

first know the parts.


Tear open the black ink cartridge bag at the notch and remove the ink cartridge.
IMPORTANT: Insert the ink cartridge immediately to prevent any drying of the ink.


Remove and discard the orange cap.
IMPORTANT: Handle ink cartridge carefully to avoid ink transfer.


Insert the black ink cartridge into the printhead. User's


Press down on the ink cartridge until you hear it snap into position

Tear open the color ink cartridge bag at the notch and remove the ink cartridge.

Remove and discard the orange cap.

Insert the color ink cartridge into the printhead

Press down firmly on the cartridge until you hear it snap into position
Close the printer access door.


3/28/2021 7:33:49 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

I have a brand new Kodak ESP 3250. Not one drop of

Clean the gold section of the print cartridge's with a wet paper towel.
Also clean the gold surfaces where the cartridge meets the printer.
Wipe the contacts clean with a dry paper towel once you get no ink back on the wet paper towels. Allow about an hour for the printer to dry.
Reinstall the cartridges and try printing.

Hope This Helps.

3/28/2021 7:33:35 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

After replacing the color cartridge,

You have a bad cartridge. They have chips in them. Return it.
3/28/2021 7:33:11 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Prints Blank Pages...even though ink is full.

problem is likely to be the print head, the ink can dry up inside the print head and block fresh ink from flowing. you can get print head cleaning solution from ebay, which sometimes works, or else go here to get your replacement print head www.kodak.com/gb/en/consumer/products/printing-supplies/printhead.../default.htm the one i have is a clip in clip out part
3/28/2021 7:31:18 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

My KodakEasy Share 5300 will not print in black.

92b8b47.jpgThe Kodak AiO printers 5000 series and ESP series PRINTHEADs has orange protective cap that need to be remove to fit on the printer carriage. For the ink cartridges 7b91cbc.jpgthere is also a orange protective cap.
Issue that its not printing black and deep clean and removing the printhead and reinstalling the printhead (reseating printhead) is already done and still no black when printing. The printhead should be replace. For futher assistance call 1 800 421 6699 Kodak AiO printer support line
3/28/2021 7:30:48 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

When printing a photo has a yellow/green tint

Possibly it is running low on Blue ink - because colors are usually a mixture of inks - for example green is made from blue and yellow - if an ink runs low it will print the available colors or substitute the next available color.Probably if it prints green yellow - then it has no blue available to make the right shade.
3/28/2021 7:30:34 AM • Kodak EASYSHARE... • Answered on Mar 28, 2021
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