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Print is faded or blank

When I print anything from my computer the ink seems faded and disappears in entire sections. IF I copy something or scan it that does not happen. I have cleaned the print heads several times already and for some reason it just won't print clearly from my computer. Any suggestions? Thanks

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SOURCE: Kodak easy share5100 will not print,copy from computer properly

Calibration needs to be run if you have not. if you have...

The Kodak printhead is known to dry out. You can call kodak customer service and complain your printhead is failling explain you have run the printhead cleaning many times waisting your ink. They should ship you a new printhead and free inktanks.

or if you dont want to wait on the phone....

I have found lysol hand wipes to work wonders on the kodak printhead. I have an ESP 5 and I have wiped the printhead with a lysol hand wipe many times and it works like new. Here is a link to the product.

http://lysol.com/products/disinfecting-wipes/dwipes-4-in-1/


To wipe the printhead follow these instuctions.

remove the printhead from the printer. put the tanks back into the printhead. Be very carefull not to drop the printhead and do not put the printhead on a table with the nozzle plate down (where the ink comes out). take the hand wipe fold it a couple times. Gently wipe the printhead nozzel plate in the direction of the lines on the nozzle plate do not do a circular motion or wipe against the grain. you may not even have to use a wiping motion. you can just place the wipe on the nozzles and let the printhead soak. this will clear up dried up ink and unclog the nozzles.

put the printhead back into the printer run one printhead clean once to purge the ink and try to print.

I hope this helps.

I used my printer to do a photo guest book at my sisters wedding it turned out great (i wipped the printhead before i started all the pictures look perfect!)

SDtester.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Kodak Easyshare 5100 Wont Print In Color Or Black

For all of those problems, you need to replace the Printhead. This is one of the most common issues among the Kodak All in One Printers, they simply stop printing text. However, it seems that Kodak is sending out some new printheads that work so much better, so you should get in contact with their support and have them replace their printheads. Call cb_transparent_l.gifus.gifspace.gifspace.gifarrow.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gif1-800-421-6699cb_transparent_r.gif.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Constantly cleaning the print head

I feel you should take it back. Under warrantee?

Posted on May 01, 2009

hotratchet
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SOURCE: print head clog and I use half my ink unclogging them

Hi,

Thanks for using FixYa!

There is indeed another way to unclog your print head without wasting ink. All you need to do is to take out the cartridge then get some alcohol (not liquor but the antiseptic type like ethyl or isopropyl used for treating wounds or cleaning stuff) drop around 3 drops of alcohol into the ink inlet and leave it overnight. This should declog and clean the print head. I hope this helps because it did work for me.

Have a nice day.
- HotRatchet

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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Open the kodak all in one home center on your desktop and click on [?] on top most right hand side. choose maintenance under general links and choose printhead cleaning. if this does not solve the issue, call kodak @ 1800 421 6699 and they will replace the printhead for you free of cost.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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