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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...

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    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...

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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.

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unplug your printer plug it back in.
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put them back in and then close the door.

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now try and print it should solve the problem.

if it does not prompt you to do a test page

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􀁺 Ensure that the Inner Cover is closed.
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Feeder.
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