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HP C4180 printer - alignment failed

When I purchased new cartridges and installed them the printer automatically did an alignment but told me that it failed.  It prompted me to go to the instructions and follow what was said - I did and nothing is working.

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Hi there,

  • try to update your printer drivers or
  • delete the printer icon and all unnecessary printers icon in printers and faxes windows at start menu and then click add printer at printer task and then on screen wizard in adding a printer
  • next select if it is local or direct connect to your pc or network
  • if network browse the printer and then double click the work group you belong and the printer your going to connect and click next and a confirmation appear click yes.
  • if local click use the following in drop down menu see where you attach if it is in USB then select USB. click next in install printer software at left is the brand at the right is the model. if your printer is not on the list then select to near model of your printer and then follow on screen instruction after installation, print test to check if your printer now working.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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  1. Well, there's the standard solution from HP support, if you haven't already seen it.
  2. Assuming that isn't the cause, let's try to reset the printer by following these instructions.
  3. Try printing a self-test report. (see here.)
  4. Troubleshoot the cartridge. (make sure the tape has been removed, the contacts are clean) (installing cartridge here)
  5. Reboot your computer. Also see here.
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3. Wait 10 seconds
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Remove both the cartridges from the printer and check the expiry dates on both cartridges, if any of the cartridge is expired then change the cartridge and check the result. If the cartridges are not expired then check the ink levels present in the cartridges from the HP Solution Center. If the ink levels are good then clean the copper contacts of the cartridges with a soft cotton cloth and power cycle the printer.

  1. Turn the product off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the product.
  3. Wait 30 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord to the product.
  4. Turn the product on.
Now insert the cartridges and align them, after alignment page prints then scan the page.

If it still gives alignment failed message then remove the cartridges and reset the printer and check for the result.



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