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Align Print Cartridges

Hello, my printer keeps asking me to "align print cartridges over and over again." It will not print anything out, and will not align. This happened recently after I replaced my ink cartridges, they are both the correct 56 style cartridge.

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  • polarbear45 Aug 14, 2008

    The machine keeps asking me to "press enter to align cartridges" over and over.  It then prints out a page of some sort.  This happened when I tried to copy a document and it didn't copy it.  The machine will still print a document from Microsoft Word.  I tried taking out the ink catridges and reinstalling them but the same thing occured.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    my printer keeps on asking to align cartridge.

    I replaced the 57 cartridge.

    Any solutions

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Printer aligns every boot up and wastes ink. If alignment is cancelled, it does not print correctly. Any tips/suggestions to finally solve this issue, so I can save my ink?



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NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
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