Having a printer run out of ink can bring a company’s productivity to a grinding halt. To avoid being taken by surprise, many Kodak printers place a maintenance application on the computer that allows users to monitor ink levels, adjust the printer settings, clean the print heads and print test pages. If the ink levels the program show are incorrect, you can “power cycle” the printer. This wipes the printer’s internal memory and resets the ink level monitor.
- Open the ink compartment at the front of the printer.
- Push the tab on each ink cartridge and pull it out of the printer.
- Turn the printer off and wait about five seconds. Turn the printer back on.
- Double-click the Kodak printer icon on the taskbar. Select “Maintenance” from the menu.
- Click the “Check Ink Levels” option. A message will appear stating that the printer does not recognize any cartridges. This means the ink monitor memory has been reset. Click “OK.”
- Replace the cartridges and turn off the printer. Wait five seconds and turn it back on.
- Go back to the Kodak maintenance menu and click “Check Ink Levels” again. It will now show the proper level.
These steps may not work for all Kodak printer versions. Check with your printer’s instruction manual for more specific instructions.