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my esp 3 kodak printer will not print text in black

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my esp 3 kodak printer will not print text in black
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Charlie replied 2 years ago.

Charlie :

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I appreciate the question.

Charlie :
  • Remove the black ink cartridges.

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  • Remove the print head. If you are unsure of how to do this check, page 3 of this PDF document.

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    http://resources.kodak.com/support/pdf/en/manuals/AiOPrinters/ESP3/1K3687-ESP3-setup_en.pdf


     


  • Locate the ink jet ports. they are usually two rows of tiny holes on the side of the print head that faces the paper.

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    .Get two coffee filters.


     


  • Moisten one with warm water and leave the other dry.

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  • First use the wet filter, holding it on the ink jet ports to loosen any hardened ink. Next, gently wipe the jet ports in a single direction similar to striking a match. Remember to also clean the ink tank contacts too.

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    • Use the dry filter in the same manner.

      If this does not help, the print head may need to be replaced.




     


    Please let me know if this helps.


     


     

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