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Alignment won't finish

I installed a new cartridge, b/c printer was telling me there was a problem with the old one. Started alignment process, but after I print the first 2 pages of directions, I place the pattern sheet face down on the scanner, as directed, press enter, and all I get is "aligning, please wait" -- this goes on and on, and in the meantime, I can't print anything. I've tried four times so far and get the same message.

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Hello, lease turn off the printer and turn it on again. It should give you directions form the small LCD panel.

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