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Kodak ESP 3 does not recognize full ink cartridges. Continues

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Kodak ESP 3 does not recognize full ink cartridges. Continues to indicate empty cartridge after new unit is installed
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Robert Preston replied 6 years ago.

This is a common problem with the Kodak printers. It is due to the fact that they use cheap printheads that go defective in a shorter period of time than most. First, try cleaning the print head by doing this:

(1) Open the printer
(2) Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.
(3) Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water to thoroughly clean the print head.
(4) Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.
(5) Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges
(6) Try to print something now

If that does not work, then the print head is faulty and has to be replaced. If you contact Kodak they should replace it for free.

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