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Kodak ESP 7

Kodak ESP 7

We normally don’t do product reviews of consumer hardware, but I had to post my frustration with Kodak’s wireless ESP 7 multi-function printer. Kodak touts itself as saving money with its new line of Easyshare printers, but even though the print is cheaper, it seems to run out faster. It is also a problem since the color ink is all in one cartridge – you run out of one color and you have to replace the whole thing. The printer is also loud, and slow to start.

Mine was among the many printers that have issues requiring the unit to be returned to Kodak and often, returned again. The first issue I ran into was “Top Tray Jammed, Pull Tray Out….Top Tray Jammed, Push Tray In…Top Tray Jammed…” error. Pressing “Cancel” got me past this problem, as there is no paper jam. That is just an annoyance, but now I am stuck with an “error 6202” which is apparently because of the scanner motor not being able to move. The reason for this became apparent as soon as I opened the printer up and noticed that a cable had come loose. As soon as I hooked the cable back up, the printer was back to working again. But, now I am out of ink again after I have only printed about 20 pages. Bottom line, avoid these printers at all costs. I have never had this much trouble with a printer. 

Don’t take just my word for it, here are links to other reviews about the Kodak ESP 7:

http://cnet.nytimes.com/multifunction-devices/kodak-esp-7/4852-3181_7-33342058.html
http://reviews.bestbuy.com/3545/9018519/reviews.htm
http://www.photographyblog.com/news/kodak_esp_9_esp_7_all_in_one_printers/ 

Even the ESP 5 is apparently flawed:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1905975-paper_jam_error_light_kodak_esp_5