The Kodak ESP Is Blinking After a Cartridge Change
By Nick Davis
The Kodak ESP series of printers contains multiple status lights that inform you when the printer is powered on, busy printing and when one or more ink cartridges are out of ink. After changing one of your Kodak printer's cartridges, the cartridge status light usually goes off, but if there is a problem with the ink cartridge, the light will still blink. Problems include a cartridge that is not installed correctly, is missing all together or the cartridge's ink level is extremely low or totally empty.
Open your Kodak ESP printer's access door. The printer's cartridge holder will move to the center. Wait until your printer stops making sounds and remove the cartridge you recently installed.
Reinstall the cartridge by placing it into the cartridge holder and pressing it down until it clicks. Close the printer's access door. Your printer will make a series of sounds indicating the detection of the cartridge. The cartridge status light will blink while the cartridge is being detected. The light will then go off once the cartridge is detected.
Open a document on your computer and click “File,” select “Print” and click “OK” to test your Kodak ESP printer. If the cartridge status light illuminates again, proceed to the next step; otherwise, close the application – your Kodak ESP printer is now working properly.
Turn off your Kodak ESP printer, wait five seconds and power on the printer. If the cartridge status light illuminates again, proceed to the next step.
Open your Kodak ESP printer's access door and wait until the cartridge holder moves to the center and the printer stops making sounds. Remove each cartridge in the printer.
Check each cartridge's electrical contacts for small marks indicating that each cartridge was making contact with the printer's cartridge holder. If you don't see small marks on each cartridge, the cartridges are not making contact inside of the cartridge holder.
Reinstall each cartridge by placing them into the cartridge holder and pressing down on each one until they all click in place.
Close the printer's access door and print a document to test your printer. If the cartridge status light illuminates again, replace the cartridge you recently installed with a new one. The cartridge you recently installed is out of ink or is faulty.
Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.