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Kodak 7250 print head jam

The print head is stuck all the way to the left of the printer. It grinds trying to release it but can't. nothing is blocking it, i've tried to release it but don't want to break it. I can't test to make sure cartridges are in correctly becoase they are positioned under a piece of the printer [on the left].

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This problem has plagued me for a very long time. The issue is that the printer head is "glued" in the resting position under the guard of the printer, so you can't remove the ink cartridges to clean it. Solution is to (I know this sounds stupid, but it works) turn the printer on the side where the printer cartridges are (if they are stuck on the left side, turn the printer on its side so the cartridges are on the bottom). Turn the printer on, and the cartridges magically start moving! I guess there are some sensors that get tricked out when you tip the printer on its side. If the cartridges are still stuck, click the "ok" button, and before it gets a chance to see if you actually fixed the problem, turn the printer off using the power button. It takes a long time, but you should see the ink trap lower (release the ink cartridges) and the ink cartridges start moving to prepare for shutdown! Grab the cartridges when they move out of their hiding place and don't let them go back until you clean the print head so it doesn't get stuck again. Remove the ink cartridges, then push the grey tab to release the print head. Wipe the bottom of the print head clean with rubbing alcohol (it will have a lot of gooey - sticky ink stuck on the bottom). I used nail polish remover since I didn't have rubbing alcohol available. You can also wipe down the ink pad which is where the ink cartridges were previously jammed to clean up more of the mess and prevent this sort of thing happening again too soon. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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    Lyle Fort Jan 03, 2014

    This problem has plagued me for a very long time. The issue is that the printer head is "glued" in the resting position under the guard of the printer, so you can't remove the ink cartridges to clean it. Solution is to (I know this sounds stupid, but it works) turn the printer on the side where the printer cartridges are (if they are stuck on the left side, turn the printer on its side so the cartridges are on the bottom). Turn the printer on, and the cartridges magically start moving! I guess there are some sensors that get tricked out when you tip the printer on its side. If the cartridges are still stuck, click the "ok" button, and before it gets a chance to see if you actually fixed the problem, turn the printer off using the power button. It takes a long time, but you should see the ink trap lower (release the ink cartridges) and the ink cartridges start moving to prepare for shutdown! Grab the cartridges when they move out of their hiding place and don't let them go back until you clean the print head so it doesn't get stuck again. Remove the ink cartridges, then push the grey tab to release the print head. Wipe the bottom of the print head clean with rubbing alcohol (it will have a lot of gooey - sticky ink stuck on the bottom). I used nail polish remover since I didn't have rubbing alcohol available. You can also wipe down the ink pad which is where the ink cartridges were previously jammed to clean up more of the mess and prevent this sort of thing happening again too soon. Good luck!

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    Carol Prettyman Aug 23, 2018

    that didnt work for me.

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SOURCE: Kodak printer dock cartridge is stuck inside printer dock

turn off your printer. Press and hold down the left arrow and the transfer button, turn on printer while holding them down, you should hear your printer make some noises, This will be the head lining up. Open the side door to gain access to the cartridge, push on it to see that it i s"locked" in. Lift up on the Green release button on the inside and your cartridge should come free on its own. Be careful not to try and pry it out for this can void your warranty! http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-remove-a-stuck-cartridge-on-a-kodak-g600-printer-dock-249276/view/

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SOURCE: Kodak Easyshare G600 printer dock problem!

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. tALKED WITH THE KODAK TECH LINE AND THEY TOLD ME TO...TURN OFF PRINTER, HOLD TRANSFER BUTTON AND LEFT ARROW DOWN AT THE SAME TIME AND TURN THE PRINTER ON. DO THIS THREE TIMES. iT WORKED FOR ME. GIVE IT A TRY.

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SOURCE: My Kodak will not print any color beside blue

Call Kodak and ask for a solution. Most likely they will give you a new print head and cartridge.

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SOURCE: Kodak esp 3 all in one. colour prints come with purple tint

Surely you can turn the flow of ink down via your settings

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SOURCE: kodak printer esp.3 ...paper jammed

u should only use kodak inkjet papers with size plain paper, coated paper, photo paper, iron-on, transparency film, label media, greeting cards, 20 to 24 lb. plain paper. open back access door of printer by pulling out the latch on back of printer. remove paper-jam from the rollers. u can find manual for ur printer onwww.kodak.com/go/manuals.

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