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Misaligned Printing The printing on the page is off by 1/8 of an inch - meaning the printing is tilted. I have used the feature to "Align Print Cartridge" and it says the process is successful despite the fact that the printout from this process is also misaligned. The paper seems to be feeding correctly too. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks

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  • dpriddle Dec 12, 2007

    Thanks for the advice. I just fixed the problem by cleaning the rubber wheels that pull in the paper.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    exactly the same problem

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If you do an internal test page ( there should be a button on the machine you push for this function, I'll give you the link for the manual in case you don't have it) does it come out crooked?

the alignment of cartridge is to make sure the colors are o.k. not for paper alignment.
if the internal test comes out ok then the problem is with the paper path, are the guides snug against the paper ?
if the internal test comes out crooked then the problem is with the scanner or board.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Step two: Check the settings
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  2. Make sure the appropriate product is selected, and then click Preferences or Properties . The Preferences/Properties window opens.
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