Question about HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Head alignment - where?

My pages are printing out "jumpy" as if the heads are not aligned properly - but I can't for the life of me find where to adjust this - I remember printing the test page and then scanning that in the past to align it, but I followed commands on the pc - now I can't find that at all. Please help. It's a PCS 1215 - I've just put a new cartridge in...

Posted by on

  • cratar Jul 02, 2009

    Ah - thanks komguy - there was ink on that strip so I did what you said, but now it's still printing all shadowed - like each word has a ghost of itself behind it...

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,306 Answers

Look for grease or ink on the encoder strip. it's the clear strip behind the printhead with dark bars on it. The best way I've found to clean this is with a cheap cotton glove dampened with alcohol. You just wipe the strip carefully between you gloved fingers.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Says problem with alignment. Remove tape from cartridge or check troubleshooting. There is no tape on cartridge so what should I do?


It may mean the print head alignment rather than the cartridge
Check properties on printer in control panel and see if there is a head alignment option.
If there is it will print out an alignment page that you can compare to see if alignment is out on the print head.
Try also Google search engine
printer model and print head alignment

Dec 05, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Installed new ink. it says out of alenment


Dennis: According to an old FixYa.com, urbanhookupz said: "You need to run a printer alignment page like you do when you put in new cartridges.

unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.

It should now prompt you to do a test alignment page.

now try and print it should solve the problem.

if it does not prompt you to do a test page

Aligning the Print Head

This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time.
Aligning the
Print Head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with
automatic Print Head alignment only.
?? Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed.
?? The Print Head can also be aligned from the printer itself.
1.With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
Feeder.
2. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes four
times.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
Feeder.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See "Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu" on
page 28.
3 Print the pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment."

May 26, 2015 | Canon MX340 AllInOne InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP ink jet 1200..prints only test page after replacing the yellow cartridge.test page only shows black and blue inks are good.need help.


Important thing: HP inkjet printers having self align technology & its aligns automatically after replacing the ink cartridge/s.In the process of align it will prints align page &it will read it on the model.
Suppose if you replaced yellow cartridge, as usually it will print align page, but if one or more cartridges not printing properly align will not completes. Results every time it will prints the align page when its switching on. Align will completes only when all cartridges/print heads are in healthy condition.. Check the alignpage find out which colors are not printing properly, replace it to over come from this issue. Now you decide what to do?..

Dec 11, 2012 | HP Inkjet 1200dn Printer

1 Answer

Manteinance program run automatically every time i try to print something


Its not maintenance programme, its print head alignment page.Once print heads are aligned successfully, you wont get this page.
Reason: One or more print head nozzles are not firing/blocked/dried up the align page will not prints properly to read result printer unable to align P.heads. You can observe the print quality, based on that replace/clean the particular print head(s) and check. Verify that each line it will read & marked as a "right tick". If its marks like "X" ensure that align page not successful.
If you are confused better replace all(four) print heads, to get out of this issue peacefully.But ensure that before replacing the print heads,all cartridge ink level should be more then 50%.

Nov 28, 2012 | HP DesignJet 110 Plus NR InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Alignment failed when run


If Printer heads health condition is not good, alignment wont completes..
Four individual cartridges & Two print heads, each print head prints two colors.. Black& Yellow, Cyan & Magenta.. Verify which color is not printing properly(Color missing Or white bands)..
Perform 2 or 3 times print head cleaning through printer menu..Try for alignment.. If success end.. if no, replace the print head which is not printing properly.. Before replacing the printer head ensure that cartridge ink should be above 30%...

Oct 07, 2012 | HP Officejet Pro L7680 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Will not proceed with reallignment--says to insert paper and press ok but then it doesn't do it.


This device having auto alignment Technic,If print heads are clogged it will not print align page properly result alignment will not completed. In this condition it will ask for align print heads when ever printer switched on. To over come from this situation clean print heads fist, manually or though tool box, then try for align. If printer heads are out of health condition replace faulty print heads then perform align process.

Oct 27, 2011 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

1 Answer

HP Officejet Pro L7780 all-in-one, Windows Vista, set up as a wireless network printer, prints multiple copies of test page and also other documents, when only one is selected both at the computer and...


this is a simple problem, the technology that printer aligns its print head automatically by the reading the align page, if your printer head are not in good health/clogged align print wont come properly result align pending..When printer gets power on its prints align page till align completes. Go to tool box in system all programme, perform clean print head, check the quality of printer outs then ask to printer to align.. if its not completing replace print heads..

Sep 10, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Printing is offset


you need to run a printer alignment page like you do when you put in new cartridges.

unplug your printer plug it back in.
open door and take out print ink cartridges.
put them back in and then close the door.

It should now prompt you to do a test alignment page.

now try and print it should solve the problem.

if it does not prompt you to do a test page

Aligning the Print Head

This operation must be carried out when using the printer for the first time.
Aligning the
Print Head positions allows you to print without shifts in the color registration.
Print head alignment is performed either automatically or manually. This section deals with
automatic Print Head alignment only.
􀁺 Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed.
􀁺 The Print Head can also be aligned from the printer itself.
1.With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
Feeder.
2. Hold down the RESUME/CANCEL button until the POWER lamp flashes four
times.
1 With the printer on, load a sheet of Letter-sized plain paper in the Sheet
Feeder.
2 Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
See “Opening the Printer Properties Dialog Box Directly from the Start Menu” on
page 28.
3 Print the pattern.
(1) Click the Maintenance tab.
(2) Click Print Head Alignment.

remember if my answer was of assistance please leave a positive rating and a testimonial.. THanks Good luck

Mar 28, 2010 | Canon Pixma iP3000 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

Brother HL 2040


Make sure the paper aligning slides are tight to the sides of the paper. In the case that they are spring loaded make sure there is not something preventing them from holding the paper properly aligned.
The print head could be 'off-track'...
If the text is properly aligned on the edge of the page, but appears crooked it is related to the print head assembly. If the text is not aligning to the edge of the page then the paper is not feeding straight and the paper aligning slides are at fault.
It is also possible that one of the paper feed rollers are not grasping the paper and it is forcing it to one side as it pulls it in.

Mar 10, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

324 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Seeker5211
Seeker5211

Level 3 Expert

1089 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...