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Alignment cartridge Hello, My printer keeps on giving message and job: Press Enter to Align cartridges... I have done this several times and it keeps repeating itself. I have powered off and on. Removed cartridges and replaced them. I have hit the cancel button to cancel the page alignment, this also do no good. All I want to do is get past the align cartridges que. Thank you Saino

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Re: alignment cartridge

This is an internal problem in the printer, there is a transparent tape in the printer and it needs cleaning or replaced

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Re: alignment cartridge

Here's the deal with the cartridge alignment page....the machine will spit out a series of black lines mixed with yellow ink and at the beginning of each of these lines is a "Green" check mark. The carriage moves back and forth over these lines and green check marks and reads them by use of what is called a "spot sensor" that resides on the right side of the carriage assembly. This is usually noticed by the blue ray of light that shines out of it. So if you are getting an alignment failure one of two things is happening....1)You've have got a bad cartridge (usually the color) and it is not laying down the right colors, specifically the green check mark or 2)You've got a bad spot sensor...even though it may still be shining the blue light, the sensor board can't process the information. Its an easy fix either way.


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"Press enter to align cartridges" keeps appearing

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  2. Print another alignment test page. If the Press Enter to align message is not currently on the front panel display, complete the following steps to print an alignment page:
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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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