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Alignment Problems Whenever I start the printer, it asks to align the cartridges. It prints the alignment page and when i put the same on the scanner glass, the message 'aligning cartridges, please wait' .. keeps on flashing on the front panel and this never goes off ... .. i am unable to use the printer anyhow .. please advice

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  • ecn08 Sep 27, 2008

    Same problem even with test page placed correctly. It seems to be a problem with the scanner, does not do anything: no motion, no light....

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 5610 all-in-one hp officejet printer. It continues to repeat " Aligning cartridges. Please wait".I truly need some assistance with this matter.

  • shari863 Sep 29, 2008

    Is there anyway to bypass the Align Cartridges function. I find it to be a huge waste of ink, but can't get anything to work unless I agree to do it, and then cancel it before it can print out the sheet. So I have to do that every time I turn on my printer.

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I got the same message, repeatedly until i turned the paper around on the glass. I had it it wrong end up! I dont know if this will help but it took me 4 trys to figure it out.
I was trained by HP to fully support Officejets and AiO, Compaqs and Pavilion Desktops and HP Notebooks, oldest to the newest.

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