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The alignment light keeps blinking below the "x" button. I've aligned the printer, but it still refuses to print. It will print basic stuff, but when I try to print slides or handouts, the alignment light starts blinking again. Please help!

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Everytime I start my printer I get a message to realign while there is NO problem with the alignment.


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The printer alignment has to be completed as below,

  1. After printer prints the alignment sheet.
  2. Place the printed sheet on the scanner bed and press "start scan" or "start color copy".
  3. Wait untill the printer Power light stops blinking.
  4. Now turn off the printer and turn back on.
  5. Printer will not print alignment sheet.
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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.

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The HP Photosmart c3180 prints a color test sheet every time I turn it on even if only to scan a document. How do I prevent it from doing this?


1. Turn on the HP all-in-one.
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one.
3. Press the sequence of front panel buttons below to initiate 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.

a. Press and hold Cancel.
b. While holding Cancel, press On.
c. When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both buttons.
d. Press Cancel again.
e. Press Copies.
f. Press Paper Type.
g. Press Color Start Copy.
h. The alignment page will begin printing. If the alignment page does not print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step.

4. Once the alignment page is 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.

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A test page keeps on printing everytime the printer is switch on


Hi,

The printer is printing alignment page. This will be printed if the printer was reset or if you have changed the ink cartridges. We need to complete the alignment process.

1. Place the printed page on the scanner correctly.
2. Press scan button on the printer.
3. The ON light will start blinking, wait until the ON/OFF light stops blinking.
4. Now the alignment is completed and it should not print anymore untill next cartridge change

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Replaced ink cartlidge and now wont print


After replacing the ink cartridge you should print the alignment page to work product perfectly.
Follow the below instructions to print alignment page:

  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.


If the issue still persists, perform semifull reset by following the below instructions

  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the all-in-one.
  3. Wait 30 seconds and plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  4. Plug the power cord to the back of the all-in-one.
  5. When the lights begin to flash, press and hold the On/Resume and Number of Copies Buttons.
  6. When only the On/Resume light is flashing, release the buttons.
  7. When the On/Resume light is steady, the reset is complete.




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How do I get a alingment test


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.

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Actually for a HP deskjet 990cxi


Alignment:

1. Turn on the HP DeskJet.
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.

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HP 1210 all in one printer does not have a maintenance button to allow me to align cartridges. Prints landscape pages out of alignment; I have tried taking the cartridge out and putting it back but it...


On the printer hold down the CANCEL button then press and hold the ON/RESUME button until the CHECK PAPER and CHECK PRINT CARTRIDGE LIGHT both blink simultaneously.
When both lights are blinking press CANCEL, COPIES, PAPER TYPE, and COLOR START COPY one after the other. All this must be done in under 10 seconds for it to work. Once this sequence of buttons is completed correctly in under ten seconds an alignment page will print.

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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.

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Could be a number of things. I would try looking in printer settings first. Click on your printer, go to properties and check all settings, it may be set to do this or similar. If no go, try uninstalling and reinstalling it, or just turning it off and unplugging, replugging and turn on again can often reset irregulariites. Also try resetting default printer settings too.

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