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I get a message Press Enter to align cartridges.

I've done everything in the toolbox. I've removed the cartridges and placed them back. I don't know what else to do.

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  • irisk73 Jul 27, 2009

    Yes! Over and over. I've done everything I can think of. I removed the cartidges and replaced them, I aligned them, I calibrated them. Help!

  • James Ely May 11, 2010

    Have you tried aligning the cartridges?

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This happens all the time? Wat happens after you do as it says!
Did you try to...
Disconnect it from the computer and use the onborad panel. Did you use I know new expensive heads cartridges as a last result

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Need to align ink cartridges


Follow the steps to align newly installed cartridges.

  • When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.
  • The product prints an alignment page.
  • Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.

When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.

Method two: Print an alignment page using the computer

  • Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon ( ) on the lower right side of the Windows taskbar.
  • The HP Solution Center displays.
  • In the HP Solution Center, click Settings . Then click Printer Toolbox .
  • The printer Toolbox displays.
  • Click the Device Services tab.
  • Click Align the Print Cartridges .
  • When prompted, make sure plain white letter or A4 paper is loaded in the input tray.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.
  • The product prints an alignment page.
  • Place the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the glass.
  • Press the button next to OK on the control panel display.

When the On button stops flashing, the alignment is complete. Remove the page and recycle or discard it.

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Feb 05, 2013 | HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hp officejet 6110 all-in-one printer -- Getting error message "Press Enter to align cartridge." We've had this error before and did as instructed and it's corrected itself. However,...


turn off the printer
remove the cartidges.
Take a damp paper towel and clean the contacts of the cartridges and also the contact inside the holder of the cartridges.
put back the cartridges.

Print a self test

Also clear the the printer memory

Jul 25, 2011 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have to get a letter typed and don't know how to open the machine to change the ink????


  1. Open the cartridge access door. Figure 4: Open the cartridge access doorc00127636.gif
  2. Raise the cartridge latches for both cartridges. Figure 5: Raise cartridge latchesc00127637.gif
  3. Remove the protective tape from the end of the cartridges. Figure 6: Remove tapec00127639.gif
  4. Insert the cartridges into the carriage. Figure 7: Insert cartridgec00127642.gif
  5. Close the latches, and then close the cartridge access door. Figure 8: Close latchc00127644.gif The control panel displays a message prompting you to align the cartridges.
  6. Press the Enter button to start the cartridge alignment. Wait until the alignment completes before continuing.

Jun 24, 2011 | HP PSC 750 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP6988 printer skips lines and only prints bottom half of black lines. Installed new black cartridge, printed test page. Still no change.


Most deskjets include a maintenance section. Open this printer in PRINTERS on Control Panel (assuming Windows). right click on the printer and select properties. You will have to look for the maintenance section. There you should find an option to "clean heads". You may need to do this several times if never done before. After each cleaning, print a test pattern. Hope this helps.

Mar 31, 2011 | HP DeskJet 6988 Printer

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My printer window on the HP PSC 2175 continues to read: 'Press Enter to align cartridges' I have done this 5 or 6 times and the message will not go away. How do I fix this problem so it will print?


Perform the following steps to align the ink cartridges:
  1. Disconnect the power cord from the unit, wait five seconds, and then plug it back in. This will reinitialize the unit.
  2. Print another alignment test page. If the Press Enter to align message is not currently on the front panel display, complete the following steps to print an alignment page:
    1. Press Setup or Menu on the front panel (depending on the model).
    2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model).
    3. Press the right arrow button (>) until Align Print Cartridges is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model).
  3. To determine if the automatic alignment is functioning correctly, look into the output tray as the alignment page is printing; a blue light should be visible periodically on the page as the cartridges move back and forth. If this light is not visible, the product will not be able to align the cartridges and will require service. Service the product.
  4. If the blue light is visible and the alignment pages are printing correctly, but the alignment pages still fails, there still may be a hardware problem with the unit.
    • If there are no other printing problems and you wish to continue, use the information in the Bypassing the ink cartridge alignment section below to bypass the alignment. The information from last successful alignment will be used.
    • If the message keeps reappearing or other print quality problems occur, service the product.
Models with a semi-automatic print cartridge alignment Some HP products have a semi-automatic alignment process. These models do not have an additional sensor and will print two pages for the alignment process instead of one. The alignment page must be placed on the scanner glass or into the automatic document feeder (HP Officejet V series) and scanned.
  1. Disconnect the power cord, wait five seconds, and then plug it in. This reinitializes the product and forces the scanner to calibrate again.
  2. Examine the scanner glass and white scan backing. Clean the scanner glass and scan backing if they are not clean. To clean the scanner glass and scan backing, use a soft cloth towel slightly dampened with clean water.
  3. With the product turned on, open the scanner cover and check the bulb assembly. If the scanner bulb is not lit, the product must be serviced.
  4. Verify that the alignment page is placed correctly on the scanner glass or in the ADF (if the product has one). Place the printed side down.
  5. 5. Make a copy of the alignment page. The unit will make a copy even if the alignment message is displayed. Compare the copy to the original. If vertical lines appear in the copy, check to see if the scanner assembly requires cleaning. If cleaning the scanner assembly does not correct the problem, service the product.
  6. 6. Use the information in the Bypassing the ink cartridge alignment section below to bypass the alignment. Operate the HP All-in-One to determine if there are other problems. The unit should be serviced if other error messages or problems occur or if alignment problems occur every time the ink cartridges are changed.
To bypass the ink cartridge alignment: Press and hold the Setup button, and then press Options (or Copy Options ).

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Jan 26, 2011 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP 2210, screen says to press enter to aling cartridges


Once you replace a cartridge on a 2210 ya page prints and you must put that page on the scanner window and then press enter. Your computer will go through a calibration to align the print head. once this is done you can throw away the paper and printing will be normal

May 27, 2009 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When I change the black ink cartridge, the alignment page and instruction page are printing out fine. When I place the alignment page on the glass as instructed and press 'ENTER', the printer gives a...


I just had the same issue (align page not detected).

We had just re-installed the empty color cartridge back into the printer (long story but basically we knew we could only print B/W).

The align page printout had a lot of empty spaces around the black lines. This is apparently where the color lines are supposed to print.

Without those color lines, the printer would not detect the align page as color is part of the alignment being done.

Since we only wanted black printouts, I pressed 'cancel' to stop the alignment process, and now we just hit the Black copy button and ignore the alignment prompt on the printer window.

The HP site (enter psc750 in product window) has some helpful ideas as to what the problem might also be. It could be the shipping tape is still on the new cartridge (and preventing the black or color from printing on the align sheets) etc.

Mar 20, 2009 | HP PSC 750 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My printer wont print it keeps saying press enter to alein cartridge


I just noticed in the link to your forum item that additional text appears that does not appear in the item itself. It looks like you are getting a message telling you to press Enter to align your print carriage. This is a common step after you replace an ink cartridge. According to HP.com, here's what you are supposed to do:

"A message will appear in the front panel display requesting that the ink cartridges be aligned. Press Enter to start the cartridge alignment. Two pages will print. Following the instructions printed on the second page, place the first page on the scanner glass in the lower-right corner and then press Enter to finish aligning the cartridges. Remove the page from the scanner glass when complete".

The link to those instructions is as follows:

Replace the Print Cartridge

Just follow the instructions I posted above in italics and you should be good to go. Good luck.

Oct 12, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP 6110xi cartridge align under Vista Home Premium


it is necessary to place the allign page in the scanner and then press the enter button and the scanner will read the allign ment page as it will take 2 minutes and then it will display the message allignment complete message then it will become normal as it was .so after u get the allignment page place it in the scanner unit of the printer and then press enter.

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PSC 2115 error message


turn off your machine unplug the power for about 5 mins. disconnect the usb cable from back. Plug back in power, wait until machine fully boots up. Check your cartidges to make sure there in there good and are not lose. Remove them and just put them back in making sure there secure. Then try to aline the cartidges.

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