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Allignment failure for photosmart 3210xi

FAILS to print an alignment page then asks for a page of white paper to be added fails again, - - -. Some lines partially fail to print when using black ink. Scan is OK but printing with black is not clear.

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Sounds like your printer could use a bit of cleaning and maintenance, please contact your local HP support for help.

Also, if you use non-original ink for your printer, the result will anything else than "Always clear, always sharp"...

//Al

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Every time i turn my printer on it goes through what i think is a diagnostic print out. This totally wastes ink and paper. also it no longer shows the enlargre or shrink mode. Oh wait let me guess you...


Here is a NO CHARGE manual on troubleshooting:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00694908.pdf



This is a copy direct from the manual above:

If you installed a new print cartridge, the HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge

alignment sheet.Note

If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align

the print cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper

into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.

If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or print

cartridge. Contact HP Support. Go to


www.hp.com/support. If prompted,

choose your country/region, and then click


Contact HP for information on

calling for technical support.



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Apr 14, 2011 | HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Not printing black


To align the printer from the control panel

1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Press Setup.
The Setup menu appears.
3. Press to highlight Tools, and press OK.
The Tools menu appears.
4. Press to highlight Align Printer, and press OK.
5. The HP All-in-One prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer.

Recycle or discard the page.

A success or failure message appears.

Note If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the printer, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or ink
cartridge.

6. Press OK to continue.
7. Recycle or discard the page.

Oct 13, 2009 | HP Photosmart C7280 Laser Printer

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How do I realign my hp photosmart c4480 printer?


To align the print cartridges from the HP Photosmart Software
1. Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
3. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click
Printer Services.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click the
Printer Services button.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
4. Click the Device Services tab.
5. Click Align the Print Cartridges.
When prompted, ensure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray, then
press the button next to OK.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
The product prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
7. Load the page print side down on the right front corner of the glass, and then press
the button next to OK to scan the page.
When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete and the page can be
removed. Recycle or discard the page.

Jul 18, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart C4480 All-in-One Printer ...

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Always starts up and does an alignment page.


  1. After installing a new print cartridge, wait at least 20 seconds for the print cartridge alignment process to start.
  2. Wait for the print cartridge alignment process to fully complete.
  3. Make sure that the alignment page has printed on plain, white paper that has no other printing on it. If you need to create a new alignment page, load the tray with letter or A4 unused plain white paper and turn the product off and on again to create the page.
    after the alignment page prints then place the alignment sheet on the scanner glass and press the ok button

Jul 10, 2009 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Hp2210 message ''press enter to align cartridges'',


from user manual::
To align newly installed print cartridges
1. Make sure you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray.
The HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or print cartridge.
Contact HP Support. Go to www.hp.com/support. ....
2. Load the print cartridge alignment sheet print side down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page to the left.
3. Press the Scan button.
The HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet

Score the solution and download the manual if you need it

Mar 24, 2009 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I changed the black ink cartridge as per instructions and the printer printed an alignment paper which i then placed in the printer for alignment but the alignment failed


the page should be absolutely new.and the scanner glass should be absolutely cleaned.and 1 main thing u replaced your black cartridge.but if your colour cartridge is empty it will not accept the allignment complete thing.it will show allignment failed as the particular colour is missing in your allignment sheet which is required to get the allignment complete.

Nov 23, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Printer won't print properly.


Hi,


Please perform the following steps:

  1. Load unused plain white letter or A4 paper into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press the down arrow button to select Tools and then press OK .
  4. Press the down arrow to select Align Print Cartridges and then press OK . An alignment page prints.
  5. After the success or failure message displays, click OK to continue. Recycle or discard the alignment page.


Regards,

Sagarjd

Nov 08, 2008 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Would not print C5280 Flashing Failure Print Cartridge allignment


Solution
  1. Load unused plain white letter or A4 paper into the input tray.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press the down arrow button to select Tools and then press OK .
  4. Press the down arrow to select Align Printer and then press OK . The unit prints a test page, aligns the printhead, and calibrates the printer.
  5. After the success or failure message displays, click OK to continue. Recycle or discard the alignment page.
Cause An incorrect type of paper is loaded in the input tray. If you have color or photo paper loaded in the input tray when you align the printer, the alignment might fail.

Nov 04, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Hpphotosmartc4380 the printing is badly out of line .How do yoy align the cartridges?


Hello,

You may want to run the alignment program again. Below are the steps as found on page 84 of the manual found here.

To align the print cartridges from the HP Photosmart Software
1.
In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click
Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click
Service this device.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
2. Click the Device Services tab.
3. Click Align the Print Cartridges.
The HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
4. When prompted, ensure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray, then
press the button next to OK.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.
The HP All-in-One prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer.
5. Load the page print side down on the right front corner of the glass, and then press
the button next to OK to scan the page.
When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete and the page can be
removed. Recycle or discard the page.

Oct 07, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Align Print Cartridge Failure


hello..

You may be need to buy a new color cart., becuase the allignment page depend on the Yellow color when it become to scan..

or you can pring any allignment page from a friend and put it in the scanner instead that one you printed out....

Hope it's work
Yasser

Feb 20, 2008 | HP PSC 950 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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