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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a keeper

    Posted .

    Background, bought the machine just before I took off for vacation. Machine worked satisfactorily with some gliches, of course these could be easily straightened out when I returned. I returned from my trip and began to use the scanner with satisfactory results but had some trouble with printer. I don't cotton to trouble and decided to pack it in but to my chagrin I was past the 30day return date. Contacted Kodak support and received earnest assistance, to no effective results. Layed off the problem and took off for a couple of weeks and returned to the same problem and went through all of the troubleshooting procedures to no avail. Contacted Kodak support to more earnest assistance and resolved the problem . . . for a couple of prints. Researched the web and noted all of the problems that were being noted and the poor ratings on Best Buy and other sites, more chagrin but I realized that I had not replaced the printer head [an issue that I had wanted to do earlier but found that Best Buy does not stock the jewel.] Contacted Kodak support again and this time I resolved that there would be a replaced printer head or they would take the machine back and replace it with a machine that worked. "Mary" was very helpful and said she would have one shipped out to me on the next business day, Friday, but it would probably be Tuesday before it arrived. WRONG, FedEx, at my door Saturday morning. Pulled out the old print head and removed the new print head from the package and noted a physical difference on one of the traces of the circuit board. Installation was quick and easy and the machine took off like it loved me and would do any bidding I requested. Prints are flawless, better then I've enjoyed with any printer I've previously owned. None of the "ghost lines" that typically show up, and the photos are spectacular for the price paid. Superior to those that I have received from commercial vendors. A note to purchasers. The one problem that I had [and Kodak did not question] was the inability to turn off the printer. If I hit the on/off button it would cycle though the startup process and either give me a green light on the off/on button or leave me with flashing lights at the "Check Black Ink" and Check Color Ink" indicators. Bottom line is that there is a quality control problem with the print heads and it will let you know by its malfunction. If the machine will not turn off, it's the print head not the software [reloaded mine at least six times to no avail] and suffered through hours of fruitless tech support that missed the clue of the failure of the machine to turn off. In the end I'm satisfied with the printer, love the scanner and software, anxious about the slow interface for printing but can live with that for the quality of my photo prints. Note: The product did not receive an "Outstanding" rating because of the initial print head problem. If Kodak resolves that problem they've got a great printer, and if they've listened to my information and feedback about the print head Tech Support will ask you to turn off your printer first for the reasons stated above.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    The depends on your printing needs printer.

    Posted .

    I've had this printer for a couple months now. The first one purchased just wouldn't print anything at all, kept saying paper jam, but there was no paper jam. The exchanged one printed pictures that are from cameras out well, but if they were from the internet say someone emailed them, it was kinda shakey. I have an HP PSC 2350, which I absolutely love, but the cost of in can be very expensive, so I opted for the kodak 5100(the price was great, I belive I got it for about $80.00 give or take) because of ink cost $14.00, and $10.00 sounds better than $30.00 and $40.00 for ink cartridges. I also tried to print on some matte paper I had bought from Staples for really cheap, no doesn't print well on that, and after printing on that paper, the print head needed to be cleaned because it wouldn't print anything correctly. I tried to print a document out, and it was in a light grey color, not a bold black. I even checked "Final draft" in the preferences menu. The only time it printed out black was when it was on kodak copy/print paper (it was the sample in the box) I tried to print out a picture of my children to give away, and the only options it gives you for 8x10 paper is to print one centered pic of one size. So basically you can print 1 5x7, or 1 4x6 centered on the page. I tried to outsmart the printer and use my HP software to print out some various pic, but it would say the paper was too small. So if you like versatility, I wouldn't go with this printer, but if you don't mind buying only Kodak paper, and using Kodak software than this printer may work well for you. I do enjoy the fact that I can print out 4x6 pictures, and 8x10 pictures (I currently don't have any 5x7 paper, and could cut 8x10 down to size if need be) that come out looking wonderful, but my problem is I have post-it paper that I can't use, and Staples paper that I bougtht for really cheap, that doesn't work to well with this printer either. Needles to say it really depends on your printing needs. I'm not going to get rid of either of my printers, I print out a lot of pictures so this Kodak will come in handy, but I love the versatility of my HP PSC 2350.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get started

    Posted .

    Set it all up quickly, went to print calibration sheet and instead it keeps putting out blank sheets. It sounds like it's printing , but no ink is coming out. I checked the printhead and cartriges, everything looked good. I got 2 red lights flashing which could mean a number of errors. I called c/s, but after 30 minutes on hold the line went blank. Called back right away. So far it's been almost an hour and still I can't print anything. I guess you should know I have a new HP upgraded to Vista. But I haven't gotten the printer connected to the pc yet. Very frustrating. Strange thing is, I can make copies just fine. Hmmm. I copied a print and it printed out perfectly. So I skipped calibration and went right to software installation. Everything installed nicely. I have to restart computer now. Hopefully everything is good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Hesitate to recommend

    Posted .

    I purchased the 5100 to replace an HP Photosmart C4180 all-in-one, print-copy-scan, that was working very well except for the scan function which was not dependable. Very quirky. Sometimes worked, usually did not until I did a laborious uninstall and reinstall of HP software. Updates did not fix it, including a new CD. The expensive ink cartridges also irked me. So, I bought the Kodak 5100, All-in-one with the cheaper ink cartridges my major reason. Although Kodak is new in the pc printer business, they have a very long record in photography. Might have been a mistake. First unit never did work. Kodak FEDEX'd replacement print head. That didn't work either. Exchanged the first printer for another one at Best Buy. Mixed results and therefore a mixed review. Seems to work ok except it will not print as a local network printer from my Dell 1100 notebook running Windows XP Home Sp2 to a Dell Desktop running the same OS. "Share printer" has been selected. Error message saying something like "improper paper size for the document." That error can also occur when I try to print an ascii text file from Word Perfect 11. In spite of the fact that the paper tray is loaded with 8x11 letter size plain paper and all the proper check marks are done in the print setup. Frustrating to say the least. My old WWII sailor's cuss words are my usual response! So - I would hesitate to recommend that anyone else buy this machine. I kinda wish I had gone with Canon or Epson. Your mileage may and will vary. Suggestions on fixing the network printer problem would be appreciated. USNavy43

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    money saver on ink

    Posted .

    I bought this product when it first came out from BestBuy. I love it. It prints regular paper and photo paper. The best part is it saves money on ink. Whether it's black and white or color, it lasts so long. Unlike other big brand, while the printer itself maybe cheaper but the ink only last f few times and you have to buy new ink cartridge pretty soon, and it's so expensive for their ink cartridge. Hooray, Kodak Printer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love my Kodak 5100 Printer

    Posted .

    I knew these were coming out 3 months before they finally made it. I was one of the first to order one from Best Buy via Internet. That was the smartest thing I have ever done. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and I love taking pictures. Especially when I can see them as soon as I get home and also print them to store quality. The Enhance Feature has cleared things up more than once and all the tools you are able to use before printing are so much fun. Not to mention the great cost of the printer and the fantastic cost of ink. I print a lot, a whole lot. Pictures (which don't run if a drop of water hits them), greeting cards, envelopes, comic books, scrapbooking, calanders, and some e-mails. I could not have done it all with any other printer. I tried, it was too expensive. Once again, cost and value all in one make this the printer for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Kodak, after all!

    Posted .

    I bought this all-in-one printer because Kodak advertised lower prices on ink cartridges. I was tired of spending alot for ink for my other printers. Kodak ink is way less than the others. I wouldn't have bothered if it were any no name product. But it's a Kodak! The pictures it makes are excellent. It's easy to use. I especially like the 4x6 picture tray. With my other printers I had to take out the 8x11 paper in order to load the 4x6 sheets and then reverse the process to print 8x11 documents. The Kodak has a 4x6 tray that I can keep full and all I have to do is push it in to engage it and print away. I'm very glad Best Buy sells Kodak printers. Eveybody should have one. It works well and it'll save you money. Isn't that what we all want?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    For the Price it is good Printer

    Posted .

    It is very good all-in-one Printer for the Price. It was on sale for $79.99 set up was easy but problem is printer is very loud and noise and it shakin while the printing print quality is not bad at all. for the money I think it is best printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Printer I've ever had!

    Posted .

    Purchased this printer months back - just came out. I hated spending almost as much money on print cartridges as a new printer. Easy to use. You don't even have to be good on computers - just push a button to scan or print. You can purchase cartridges both color & black for about $20. I've used HP, Canon, Epson - this printer prints just as well. Also, prints photos wonderfully. Easy to load paper & replace cartridges.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer!

    Posted .

    I just bought this printer because I needed an all in one printer and wanted to save money on the exorbitant cost of ink cartridges. This printer is a well designed, quality printer. It was easy to set up and it is extremely easy to print, copy and scan. The print quality is great and as a bonus this is also a photo printer. It prints excellent quality photos on Kodak photo paper.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    best printer ever

    Posted .

    i bought this printer about 2 weeks ago and i love it. the pic. quilty is like printing it at a store. the price is unbeatable. my old printers ink coust me what i could get 2 blacks and 2 colors for the kodak printer. it prints so clear and scans great. i love my new printer and i have told all my friends about it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment so far

    Posted .

    The Kodak 5100 injek printer has been a disappointment so far. Since purchasing one 10 days ago I have had nothing but problems. My first 5100 lasted for only 8 printed pages before it made a weird buzzing noise and smoke could be smelled. It seems that something burned out with the printhead. That machine was returned the next day. The second 5100 printer lasted eight days, but it too had printer head problems, refused to download updates from the Kodak Web site and then began feeding through multiple pages without printing before it constantly had paper jams. The third 5100 would not work at all, with a message reading that it had a "code 3802" error and to call for service. Kodak overnighted a new print head and ink to me, but now the printer also is feeding throught multiple pages of paper and refuses to print nor will it accept new downloaded software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    good purchase

    Posted .

    this is easy to use and it prints quickly too, in as always is expensive

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of My Time

    Posted .

    I read the reviews before my purchase. While I saw a few complaints, most were positive. Unfortunately for me, I get to add to the list of negative reviews. I'm good about following directions. I opened the box, then proceeded to carefully read and follow every step exactly. What's the result? I can't get the bloody thing to work. I've set-up printers many times, so it's not a matter of user error - it simply doesn't work. It gives me an error message saying the printer head isn't installed correctly, even though it clearly is. You can't really install it incorrectly - either it's in or it isn't. Anyway, the great sale price isn't worth it if the printer doesn't even WORK!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product at a Great Price

    Posted .

    This copier makes great pictures at an affordable rate. This is the most user friendly copier I have ever owned. The ink refills are the cheapest in the industry. They don't last as long as the others but still cheaper in the long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For The Price

    Posted .

    This is a great printer for an average job and works just as well as a normal inkjet printer. The physical setup is a little hard but once it is put together, it works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    Posted .

    I purchased the Kodak 5100 for low cost ink and all-in-one functions. I installed on 9/1/07. Printer would not work. All lights come on, loaded software and got error messages. NO PRINTHEAD INSTALLED OR INCORRECT INSTALL. Other message: NO INK CARTRIDGES INSTALLED. I returned the printer and got another. Same thing, also had a burning smell when opening up to access printhead and ink. Then I read 2 others have had same problems and wrote reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    WORST PRINTER I'VE PURCHASED

    Posted .

    I BOUGHT THE 5100 AND THE INEXPENSIVE INK CARTRIDGES WERE THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN PURCHASING THIS PRINTER. I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS FROM THE START. KODAK TECH SUPPORT SWICTHED OUT THE PRINTER HEAD AND INK TWICE TO NO AVAIL. I EVEN EXCHANGED IT FOR THE 5300 AND AFTER ONE PRINT AN ERROR MSG APPEARED STATING "THE INK HEAD IS NOT DETECTED". I GAVE UP ON KODAK AND BOUGHT ANOTHER BRAND. DON'T BUY A KODAK PRINTER!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend