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Re: New cartridges - printer not printing
Align your cartridges to solve print quality problems such as:
• Characters are not properly formed or are not aligned at the left
• Vertical, straight lines are wavy.
1 Load paper in the paper support.
2 On the control panel, press Copy.
3 Press Options until Maintenance appears.
4 Press the right arrow until Align Cartridges appears, and then
An alignment page prints. Once this page prints, your automatic
alignment is complete.
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YOU NEED TO LET THE PRINTER RE-ALIGN ITSELF AFTER INSTALLING PRINT CARTRIDGES, THE PRINTER SHOULD HAVE PAPER IN IT TO DO THIS, THE TEST PAGE PRINTED WILL THEN NEED TO BE PLACED IN THE PRINTER ON THE GLASS, PRESS SCAN, THIS SHOULS RESET YOUR PRINTER.
Typically when you put a new ink cartridge in a printer you need to go to the cartridge maintenance location of the driver and "reset" the counter so the computer knows you have a new cartridge installed. By doing this the computer can keep track of the ink level because it knows approximately how many sheets can be printed on an average cartridge. This location can be accessed from the desktop by clicking on "start", then "control panel" then "printers and other hardware" then "view installed printers and other hardware", then click on the appropriate printer, then click on "printer" then "properties" then "cartridge maintenance". At this point there should be a selection where you can reset the counter, print a test page, print an alignement page, etc. I would recommend printing an alignment page. Every time you remove and install a new printer the alignment changes. Follow the instructions on the screen and your printer should be reset and printing like a champ.
Check if the alignment page has been printed correctly i mean the bars printed with a little yellow color around it right?
Okay what you can do is do a reset first. Follow the below things
1. When the printer is on remove the power directly from the back of the printer. 2. hold # and 9 key and connect the power 3. Printer will show you on the screen it is resetting the NVRAM then release the buttons
The printer will print alignment page again this time try to scan and it should work.
Every HP I've owned has printed the alignment page until you scan it. Just plug in the printer, power it up, and check it out. If that doesn't work, try removing the ink cartridge, and reinstall it. One way or the other, I'm sure the HP will print a new alignment page.
On your computer, go to "Start," "Programs," "Lexmark Series." Click "Lexmark Control Program."
the "Cartridges" tab. Click "Change Cartridges." The Change Cartridges
screen appears, displaying the animated instructions for installing or
changing cartridges. When you have finished viewing the animation,
click the "Finished" button.
Remove the tape covering the print head of the new print cartridge. Insert the new print cartridge as shown in the animation.
the "Choose Cartridges" screen appears, select the cartridge(s) you
installed in your printer from the list boxes. Click the appropriate
box to reset the ink levels to full. Click "OK."
Automatic Alignment screen appears. Click "Align" to align the print
cartridges for best print quality. The printer prints a page with a
bi-directional alignment pattern. On the printed test page, locate the
number that comes closest to forming a straight line under the
bi-directional alignment pattern. Enter that number as the
bi-directional alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge dialog box.
Is it a new genuine cart? If so, I have had this problem. Run multiple copies of black only text, Run 50 copies, will still spit out blank pages.Then head clean. If no black repeat. I did this for around 200-250 copies then Volia! black. Hope this helps