The “Out of Ink” error popping up whenever an urgent printout is needed a common problem faced by users of inkjet printers. But often, the ink levels shown on the printer on-board maintenance screen are wrong, and we end up throwing away a perfectly usable cartridge. There’s good news for all consumers of Kodak printers out there. Ink levels can be adjusted to show accurate ink levels, and likely avoid unnecessary expense, reset Ink levels to the printer.
The reset of ink levels can be achieved in two ways – either by clearing the previous ink cartridge reading from the machine’s internal memory or by resetting the cartridge’s memory. Here are the steps for both methods on how to reset the ink levels of the Kodak printer:
METHOD 1: RESETTING THE MACHINE’S INTERNAL MEMORY
- Open the cover of your Kodak printer and remove both cartridges from the printer.
- Please turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, and turn the printer it on. This process clears the previous ink level readings from the internal memory of the machine.
- Now replace the ink cartridges, turn off the printer and restart the cartridge after a few seconds.
Now check your printer’s Maintenance menu again, and you should find newly updated ink level readings.
METHOD 2: RESETTING THE CARTRIDGES’ INTERNAL MEMORY
- Open your printer from its cover to access the ink cartridges and remove both cartridges from the printer, just as you did in the first method.
- Both cartridges would have circuit boards on them that have some memory to keep track of the cartridges’ ink levels. Push a small button just above these boards with a pin or a paper clip to reset the cartridge’s memory.
- Plug the cartridges back into your Kodak printer and turn it on. This will show new reset ink levels on the printer.
Cartridge memory can also be reset using a special chip cartridge reset. These are built for the sole purpose of resetting memory cartridges and getting more accurate ink level readings on your printer. For the following:
- Open your printer and remove the cartridges.
- Clean the ink cartridges to remove the ink’s traces from the metal connectors and then place them in your chip resets.
- Click the reset button at the top of the reset button until the green light is turned on, indicating that the ink cartridge has been reset.
- Plug the cartridges back in and check the ink level status.
Even if the new ink levels indicate higher ink levels, always go to the test print check to confirm that the ink levels are accurate. Suppose you have any problems resetting your ink levels using a chip resetter or any other methods. In that case, you can always contact Kodak support for troubleshooting issues before heading to purchase an expensive new ink cartridge.