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How do I calibrate printer?

How do I calibrate printer as machine says I should. Color printing is good, but black is barely legible. I have tried 2 black cartridges.

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SOURCE: Printer won't print color only black and white

Reinsert the color cartridge. Give print command for page. Open Preferences in print window. Open the Color tab. Click on Print in Color. (It may have been set for black only.) Try printing.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet 4280 does not print. 'E' error on Control panel button

I had the same problem. It was solved once I bought an original color cartridge. Refilled cartridge seems not to work on this printer. Glad if it might help.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: HP J4500 color cartridge error

Take the cartridge out and clean the contacts off with something (ie: pencil eraser, your thumb...) That worked for me! I couldn't find a solution anywhere even after chatting with online tech support from HP. Quick and painless! I hope this helps...

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Black and color misaligned

u can try secondary service menu options. press menu then press cancel & left arrow simultaniously.now u can get a 2ndary service menu.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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SOURCE: print cartridges missing or not detected

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  1. Take the ink cartridges out of the printer.

  1. Turn off the printer and wait a few minutes.

  1. Turn the printer back on and insert the cartridges, and make sure that cartridges are properly inserted in place.

  1. If problem still persists, clean the ink cartridges.


Are you using OEM, compatible or refilled ink cartridges? Refilled ink cartridges have a high defective rate, and they may also damage your printer, so it is best to use high-quality print cartridges. OEM and certain brands of compatible print cartridges (such as MSE brand: http://www.dependablesupplies.com/search.php?search_query=MSE&submit_search=Search) are the best choices.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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So you have tried all the calibration tests? It sounds as if the alignment is off. If that isn't the case, you can try setting the copier back to default settings. I think in this make the reset button will be a tiny indented hole on the back.

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first of all, your screen is probably not correctly calibrated to show the colors right. Same goes for your copier, try calibrating the colors. Press the menu button (it's a button next to the screen, looks like a star with a head around it)

- Then press Adjustments/Cleaning
- Auto Gradation Adjustment
- Full adjust
- Print page 1
- Put the paper on the copyglass, with the black toner facing the back of the machine.
- Press Scan
- Then Print page 2
- Scan page 2
- Print page 3
- Scan page 3.

Now the colors are calibrated. If it still doesn't match, try calibrating your computers screen so you can see the real colors.

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On an HP PSC 950, I'm getting a repeated "Press Enter to Align Cartridges" message when I try to copy. Got a response from a previous expert that wasn't even applicable to this model, and no response...


hello, the reason your printer is constantly trying to align cartridges, is it did not complete the alignment, machine must complete alignment, so this message will go away, this machine requires all #15 black ink cartridge and #78 color ink cartridge, it requires the color ink to be working since it uses either yellow or magenta ink for calibration,also black ink has to working for this to work. now if the ink cartridges are known good ink or printing ink cartridges, then the problem maybe the sensor that detects the color when it prints, you may try with a soft wet or damp paper towel, when cover is open as if you are replacing the inks, unplug printer from power, move carraige to left alittle bit more, on the right hand side of carraige, you might see a black piece of plastic, behind that is the sensor, use the wet towel and wipe the bottom part of carraige and sensor, do this several times. now go ahead and close machine and power up, see if machine will pickup paper, print the calibration page. if all is working it should pass.

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hello, machine will need to finish calibration so it will not come back, so if machine failes it could be that the color cartridge is not printing, because this machine uses yellow to calibrate with.

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My HP color LaserJet 2500L printer will only print yellow or black. All the toners are good and the machine has been re-calibrated and cleaned but it will not print full color


Print cartridges might be improperly installed. Remove the print cartridge for the color that is printing inconsistently and reinstall it. im sure you tried this already, but thats from the manual. also check your settings in the computer verify greyscale is not selected. also. Re-calibrate anyway To calibrate the printer from the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox 1 Open the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox in one of these ways: • On the desktop, double-click the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox icon. • On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP Color LaserJet 2500, and choose the HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox. 2 On the Troubleshooting tab, click Diagnostic Tools (on the left side of the screen). 3 Click Color Calibration. Then try a test page. if all else fails Try this The NVRAM reset is done by powering off the machine. Press and hold the Go button. Turn the printer on and continue to hold the Go button. After the Go, Ready, and Attention LED's tuirn on, continue holding for at least 20 seconds. During this process, the Attention, Ready and Go LED's will each turn off. Release the Go button. The device LEDs will begin cycling from front to back. The NVRAM init process runs unitl the printer is in the Ready state.

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Color printing, not so colorful. Even with new cartridges


Your model has some print quality pages built in to help diagnose and solve print problems.

1) Press <Menu>
2) Press <Down> button to highlight "Diagnostics"
3) Press the <checkmark>
4) Press <Down> button to highlight "PQ Troubleshooting"
5) Press <checkmark> to print the pages

If you see print-quality defects on the print-quality-troubleshooting pages, calibrate the printer. To calibrate the printer (optimize print quality):

1) Press <Menu>
2) Press <Down> button to highlight "Configure Device"
3) Press <checkmark>
4) Press <Down> button to highlight "Print Quality"
5) Press <checkmark>
6) Press <Down> to highlight "Full Calibrate Now"
7) Press <Checkmark>

I hope this helps!

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Are you using compatible cartridges? If so have you used them before?

Make sure that you run a cleaning cycle in the printer and then print out a test sheet to see if there any issues. You may have to run the cleaning proces 2 or 3 times to get it working properly.

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Go to the printer Setup button, hit Ok, then look for Print Quality, acess print quality and go to calibrate colors, run this calibration for 3 times.
Then go to services and run a 2 cleaning modes
You can try printing blank pages selecting "cardstock" as paper type to clean the fuser

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Most probably you have to do the Color Registration Settings and the Color Calibration.
The Color Registration will fix the fuzzy printing and the Color Calibration the way how the colors looks. The Color Calibration it is done automatically after each batch of 40 or 80 pages and if you need you can do a manual Color Calibration BUT THE COLOR REGISTRATION must be done manually.

Go to Menu->Others->Service->Color Registration and print a test chart. Will print a page and you have to read the alignment of some lines Cyan Magenta Yellow Black with some numbers. Check the Advanced user guide for details. Basically you have to read the number / letters of each color where 2 lines are matching. Then you can enter those numbers into the printer for each color.

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