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How to Override the Kodak Printer "Out of Ink" Message

Updated February 21, 2017

A Kodak printer displays an error message that reads "Out of Ink" whenever it detects that a cartridge is low on ink. It will not print if it detects a low-ink cartridge. If you have refilled a cartridge, or if you want to override the Kodak printer "Out of Ink" message to continue printing, you must reset the cartridge. Special ink cartridge chip resetters are available that tell the Kodak printer the cartridge is full, even if the cartridge is empty.

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  1. Open the Kodak printer cover. Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.

  2. Wipe the ink cartridges with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove traces of ink from the metal connectors. Allow about a minute for the rubbing alcohol to dry on the cartridge.

  3. Insert the ink cartridge into the chip resetter.

  4. Press and hold down the button on the top of the chip resetter for three seconds to reset the ink counter. A green light should indicate the cartridge has been reset.

  5. Remove the cartridge from the chip resetter and insert it back into the Kodak printer. The printer should recognise the cartridge as full and print as usual.

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Things You'll Need

  • Kodak chip resetter
  • Cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol

About the Author

Susan Reynolds has been a writer since 2008. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida and is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.

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