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HP Photosmart printer 3180 prints alignment page at start up

I cannot get the printer to stop printing the alignment page. Every time the printer is asked to print a job, it first prints the alignment.

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  • britchesnbow Mar 02, 2009

    When I turn on the printer the first thing in morning. it will print the alignment page also. I do buy the refil cartridges as it is less expensive this way. Could this be part of the problem?

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Replace all ink cartridges to get a successful alignment.

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Okay, just chatted online with an HP tech, and she helped me solve the problem!

She said: the printer prints an alignment page everytime you turn on due to incomplete initialization process.

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Please unplug the usbcable.

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