How to Troubleshoot a Half Printing Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock
By Nick Davis
Kodak Easyshare cameras and printers combine the best of both worlds---digital photography and photo printing without having to leave your home or office. Kodak Easyshare Printer Docks even let you print photos directly from the camera, so no computer is needed. But like other printers, problems do arise, including the printer not functioning properly and only printing half of your selected photo. The half-printing issue is due to the printer becoming clogged with ink fragments and debris. This problem is easily corrected by cleaning the printer.
Turn off the Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock, if it is on.
Pull the paper tray from the printer.
Check the exposed paper slot for paper fragments and/or jammed sheets of paper in the slot. Use tweezers to remove any paper fragments from the paper slot.
Fill a small bowl with one-half cup of cold water. Wear latex gloves to keep your hands from getting wet.
Dip a lint-free cloth in the bowl of water. Wring out excess water.
Wipe the paper-feed rollers located in the paper sloth with the damp cloth. Turn the rollers with the cloth to remove any caked-on debris from the rollers.
Turn the cloth to a clean side. Continue cleaning the rollers until the debris is gone.
Let the paper-feed rollers air dry.
Remove the paper from the paper tray. Fan the paper to keep the sheets from sticking together.
Reload the paper tray with additional paper from a Kodak Easyshare paper kit. Place the new paper below any older paper in the paper tray. Do not load more than 30 sheets of paper.
Reinstall the paper tray. Print a test picture to check the Kodak Easyshare Printer Dock.
- When cleaning the paper-feed rollers, do not use cotton swabs, paper towels, shop towels or cotton cloths or rags. These items will leave behind fragments on the printer's rollers and cause paper jams.
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.