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Press enter to align cartridge

I have the hp psc 950 printer. I just changed cartridges and get "press enter to align cartridge" message. No matter how many times I press enter,and the printer aligns the cartridge, I get the same message over and over again even after opening and reinserting the cartridges, unpluging the unit, and cleaning the cartridges. The printer will not do anything but give the same message. HELP

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Re: press enter to align cartridge

Please try this You may also be able to bypass this messgage by following the instructions on this link. Further, please check if the cartridges you are replacing are the correct ones.

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