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  • mblacker114 Jan 19, 2009

    Cartridges will not align. Indicator lights flashing. Keeps spitting out paper. Some has encrypted language printed on it.

  • nitemares30 Feb 28, 2009

    Cartridges will not align. Indicator lights flashing and will not print

  • acecnunez Mar 19, 2009

    after installation of new cartridges, the align test display keeps on running and when I press enter, only the black top lines print.
    Could I have a clogged color cart?


  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Same as above

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    Same as above. After installing new cartridge, the display says it is not aligned.

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Got a solution from this same site on another posting and it worked! Push the "Enter" and "Set-up" buttons at the same time and this should cancel the alignment. Another user said they had to hit the "Set-up" button a fraction of a second after the "Enter" button. Hope this works for you.

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Press and hold the "ENTER" button for 30 seconds, then hit the "MENU" once button and the Align Cartridge notice should go away.

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I went into "My Computer," clicked on Printers and then help. My Dell help told me that the most likely cause of cartridges not aligning was that one or both of the cartridges were empty. I think the color one was probably empty, and in all my efforts to run the alignment, I managed to empty the black one as well. I put two new ones in, and everything works now.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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Here's a support article taken from the HP website regarding alignment of print cartridges. Hope this helps.
Introduction This document provides steps to align print cartridges using the All-in-One control panel or the computer. The appearance of the product varies by model. Aligning print cartridges Follow one of these methods to align print cartridges. NOTE: If the same print cartridge is removed and reinstalled, the product will not prompt to align the print cartridges. The product remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so there is no need to realign the print cartridges. Method one: Print an alignment page using the All-in-One control panel When a new cartridge is installed, the product aligns the cartridge. The cartridges can also be aligned any time after you install the software. Aligning the cartridges helps ensure high quality output. Follow the steps to align newly installed cartridges.
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