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Alignment page prints each time

Each time printer is turned on, it produces alignment page.
Cartridge has already been aligned.

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You must replace both cartridges with new ones to get a sucessful alignment.

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After changing ink carteidge it keep saying align cartridge, what can i do to erase this error?


It is my pleasure to guide you.

These steps will take you through the process of replacement and alignment.

HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1. Turn on the unit, then open the print-carriage access door by lifting the
handle until the door locks into place. The print carriage moves to the center of the unit.

2. After the carriage stops moving, lift the latch to release the print cartridge, then pull it toward you out of its slot.

3. If you are removing the black print cartridge in order to install the photo print cartridge, store it in the print cartridge protector.

4. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape.

Caution! Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles.

5. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot until it clicks into place. The tri-color print cartridge goes on the left and the black or photo print cartridge goes on the right.

6. Pull the end of the latch toward you, press down until it stops, and then release. Make sure the latch catches below the bottom tabs.

7. Close the print-carriage access door.

align the print cartridges

The HP PSC prompts you to align cartridges every time you install or replace a print cartridge.

Aligning the cartridges ensures high-quality output.

To align the print cartridges when prompted:
1. Press Enter on the front panel. A page of patterns is printed. The cartridges are aligned correctly. Recycle or discard the page.

To align the cartridges at any other time:
1. Press Setup.
2. Press 2, then press 2.
This selects Maintenance, and then selects Align Print Cartridges.
A page of patterns is printed. The cartridges are aligned correctly. Recycle or discard the page.
I found the manual for this printer, if you do not have it already. If you wish to download it click or copy this link
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpu73527.pdf
Good luck and please post back that you are successful and give thumbs up if my solution has worked for you. If I can be more helpful just reply.

Jun 15, 2011 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hi, Wonder can you help my printer keeps printing off test page everytime it is turned on. this is only happening since i changed the cartridge, never did this before. thanks


Hi,

Your printer is printing alignment pages, because the cartridge alignment was not completed since you replaced them. Follow the below steps to complete alignment.

  1. Turn the printer OFF and then turn back ON.
  2. Wait until the alignment sheet prints out fully.
  3. Place the alignment test page over the scanner glass.
  4. Press start color scan button.
  5. The printer "power" light will start flashing, indication the alignment process.
  6. After the printer stops flashing, turn off and then ON the printer.It will not print any test pages further.
We need to run alignment test every-time while we replace ink cartridges.

Regards
Riztech

Nov 27, 2010 | HP Photosmart Premium C309A All-In-One...

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What ink cartridges does a canon mp520 take? currently using 5 PGBK black, have been told I can use 8 black, but don't know how to install it


Your printer uses 4 cartridges: PGI-5 Black and CLI-8 (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow). Unless you have a slot for a fifth cartridge, CLI-8BK cannot be used in your printer.


As for installing new cartridges:
  1. Turn your printer on.Open the printer's lid. The printer will automatically move the ink cartridges to the center of the opening.
  2. Unplug the printer's power supply cord from the electrical outlet to avoid the risk of an electrical shock.
  3. Remove the printer cartridges by first pressing down on the top of each cartridge housing. Pressing down on the cartridge housings will cause the top of each housing to automatically lift up, thereby exposing the cartridges. Lift the cartridges out of each cartridge housing to remove them.
  4. Install the replacement ink cartridges by first removing the orange safety tape located on either the top or the bottom of each cartridge, depending on the particular type of cartridge. The safety tape ensures that the cartridges do not leak ink before being installed. To remove the tape, simply pull the orange tab on the end of each piece of tape away from each cartridge. Position each cartridge into its cartridge housing so that the printed words on top of the each cartridge faces towards the front of the printer, then close the tops of the cartridge housings.
  5. Plug the printer's power cord into an electrical outlet, then close the access panel by pressing down on the panel.
  6. Turn the printer on and allow the printer a few minutes to recognize the new cartridges, then insert at least three pieces of paper into the paper tray, which the printer will require to align the cartridges.
  7. Align the new cartridges by selecting either the "Clean and Align" or the "Cartridge Alignment" option, depending on the particular printer model. Some Canon models require the user to align the cartridges through the printer's software program. Select the "Print Properties" option in the printer's program, then select the "Clean and Align" option. The printer will produce several printed pages to confirm that the cartridges have been aligned. Other Canon models allow the user to align the cartridges directly from the printer. These printers features a display screen on the printer. Press the "Menu" button on the display, then use the arrow keys to select "Settings." Press the "OK" button, then use the arrow keys to highlight "Maintenance." Press the "OK" button, then use the arrow keys to highlight "Manual Head Align." Press the "OK" button, then use the arrow keys to highlight "Yes." Press the "OK" button one final time, then allow the printer to produce the printed pages confirming that the cartridges have been aligned.

Apr 07, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP520 InkJet Printer

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Every time I change a cartridge in my HPC4280 printer, a window pops up on my monitor and says I need to do an alignment. Fine, but even though I tell it I already have an alignment sheet, it prints...


I believe that you are not completing the alignment process.

Let me explain the alignment process..

1- Remove the usb cable from printer and computer if connected through usb cable.

2- Turn off the printer, wait for 30 seconds, turn on the printer

3- It will print an alignment page

4- Place this page on scanner glass of printer from right hand corner

5- Press OK or SCAN button on printer

6- This will complete the alignment process.

It will not print an alignment page again and again.

Regards

Harpreet_351

Oct 11, 2009 | HP Digital Printers - Hewlett-Packard...

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Prints alignment page everytime turned on


Did you follow the alignment procedure after changing the ink cartridge? If not complete the alignment.

May 15, 2009 | HP Photosmart C3150 Printer

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Test page printing at the time of printer powered on



s.gif Solution minimtop.gif The product aligns the print cartridges every time that print cartridges are installed or replaced to ensure the highest-quality prints. The alignment page will continue to print every time that the product is turned on or off until the alignment process is completed. NOTE: If you remove and install the same print cartridge, the unit will NOT align the print cartridges. The unit remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges. Follow the steps below, in the order presented, to correctly complete a print cartridge alignment. s.gif Step one: Remove the print cartridges minimtop.gif
  1. If the On/Resume button is not lit, press the On/Resume button to turn the product on. Figure 1: Press the On/Resume button to turn the product on c00316907.gif
  2. Make sure the paper tray is down and there is letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the paper tray.
  3. Lower the access door until it stops. Figure 2: Lower the access door c00316908.gif Make sure the print carriage moves to the center. Figure 3: Print carriage in the center of the printer c00316909.gif
  4. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then, using your thumb, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Figure 4: The print carriage c00316910.gif
    • If replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left.
    • If replacing the black print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right.
    Figure 5: The print cartridges in the proper position c00316912.gif 1 - Tri-color print cartridge 2 - Black print cartridge
  5. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
s.gif Step two: Install the new print cartridge minimtop.gif
  1. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 6: Remove the tape c00312625.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00312564.gif
  2. Slide the new print cartridge forward at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Using your index finger, push the print cartridge forward until it clicks into place. Figure 7: Insert the print cartridge c00316911.gif
  3. Close the access door.
s.gif Step three: Align the print cartridges minimtop.gif If you are installing a new print cartridge, the product begins to print a print cartridge alignment sheet. This may take a few minutes.
  1. Lift the lid of the product.
  2. Place the top of alignment page face down in the left front corner of the glass. Figure 8: Place the alignment page face down c00316913.gif
  3. Close the lid.
  4. Press the Scan button.
  5. The On/Resume light will blink during the alignment process.
  6. After the On/Resume light stops blinking, alignment is complete.

Feb 26, 2009 | HP PSC 1410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Every time i turn the printer on it prints an alignment page


I think the alignment page is printing every time you turn on the all-in-one.

Remove the USB cable from the all-in-one and keep the alignment page face down on the scanner glass and press scan button.

Now turn off the printer and turn on and check whether it printed again or not.

Jun 12, 2008 | HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Aligning printer after new ink cartridge inserted


SOLUTION: Start the cartridge alignment by performing a series of button presses from the front panel of the product.
  • HP PSC 1200 and 1300 series:
    1. Turn on the HP PSC 1200 or 1300 series product.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one.
    3. Press the sequence of front panel buttons below to start the print cartridge alignment process. The button-press sequence must be completed within ten seconds. It might take several tries to complete the sequence within ten seconds.
      1. Press and hold Cancel .
      2. While holding Cancel , press On .
      3. When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both buttons.
      4. Press Cancel again.
      5. Press Copies .
      6. Press Paper Type .
      7. Press Color Start Copy . The alignment page will begin printing. If the alignment page does not print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step.
    4. When the alignment page has printed, place the page face down on the scanner glass and press Scan . The alignment is complete when the On light stops blinking.
    5. Reconnect the USB cable.
CAUSE: This can occur if the cartridge alignment is canceled or times out without a valid print cartridge alignment stored in memory.

Oct 29, 2007 | HP PSC 1350v All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cartridge alignment


So if the magenta or yellow are not showing up, it may mean you have installed an empty (or dried up) color cartridge. If you have it, put the "low" volume color cartrige back in and print an alignment page. If you don't have the cartridge, no problem, just print a page from Google. Don't worry about the alignment until you print from Google. See if color is even available. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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