Question about HP PhotoSmart C4180 All-in-One Color InkJet Photo Printer
I installed new cartridges and now my printer can not align the cartridges and it won't print right. I have tried five times. I have tried to clean them and I have tried to reset the printer to factory settings. Nothing seems to help. Truly Frustrated!!!
Printer keeps trying to perform an alignment after installing a new black ink cartridge fix:
1. Unplug USB
2. Turn printer off
3. Wait 10 seconds
4. Remove paper from paper tray so printer has no paper to print on
5. Turn printer on
6. Printer messages to insert paper in paper tray
7. Press and hold “Setup” and “ Cancel” buttons and press “OK”
8. Should be good until next black ink cartridge change.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
Please verify that you have the correct number cartridge installed as the incorrect number might work but won't align at all. Check here for the correct numbers for your model:
One other slight thing that could cause this is that the small plastic encoder strip that goes the length of the carriage track needs to be cleaned with a damp (not soaking wet) paper towel.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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