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Replaced the color cartridge and pressed enter to align printheads. Error message comes up saying "paper mismatch replace media with plain paper." I am using the same paper I've always used 20 lb white. What is the problem? I have had this machine for years and never had this problem. I've turned the machine off, unplugged it, taken the paper out and replaced it. No luck. This is not new paper.

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That error comes from a dirty sensor, you need a Q-tip to wipe underneath the sensor on the right side of the carriage unit. The sensor looks down at the paper as it passes under to print.

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My printer is telling me to "press enter to align the cartridge". i did that but, nothing is happening. HELP!


Solution There are several reasons why the HP All-in-One may fail to align the cartridges. The most common reason is an ink cartridge that has one of the following problems:
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • The paper has already been printed on or is colored paper.
  • Protective tape on a new ink cartridge has not been removed.
  • Contacts on the ink cartridge are not meeting the contacts in the carriage correctly.
  • Cartridge is remanufactured or refilled. Refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges may have been damaged during the refilling process or have clogged ink nozzles.
  • The ink cartridge is defective.
Follow the steps below to resolve the problem Step one: Examine the paper the alignment page was printed on The alignment page must be printed on clean plain paper of either letter or A4-size and that has a brightness level (as printed on the paper package) of at least 85. Colored papers or paper that already has printing on it will cause the alignment to fail. Back to top Step two: Does the alignment page print correctly For the HP PSC 900 series, if the page ejects immediately or a Paper mismatch or Paper too narrow message is displayed, the 4 x 6 paper tray selector located on the paper output tray is pushed forward. Move the selector all the way toward the front of the product. Look at the alignment pages that the product printed. Compare the alignment page to those that are included in the "Examples of alignment pages" section in this document. If any of the colors or the black is missing from your alignment page, a cartridge-related problem exists. Click here for information about troubleshooting ink- and cartridge-related problems (buu02176) (in English). Back to top Step three: Perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure The product can perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure even after the alignment message has displayed. Follow these steps to perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure at the front panel:
  1. On the front panel, press the Menu or Setup button (depending on the model).
  2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press the OK or Enter button (depending on the model).
  3. The Clean Print Cartridges message should display on the front panel. Press Enter or OK to begin the cartridge cleaning process.
A page will be printed during the cleaning process with all of the colors on it. If any of the colors (including black) are missing, faded, or streaked on the alignment page, there is a ink cartridge problem. Back to top Step four: Try to align the page again HP products have two methods for aligning the ink cartridges, fully-automatic and semi-automatic. The steps are different for each type. Refer to the information below to determine which alignment method your product uses. Automatic cartridge alignment 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.

Aug 11, 2011 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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After changing ink cartridge, it will not print


same EXACT thing mine does! HELP someone, anyone??
any solutions? have fixed yours??

-cami
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May 12, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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Kodak ESP-5 AiO says "0%" ink even after I install new cartridges


Hi,
Let's clean and align.

Make sure that there are 5 - 10 sheets of plain paper loaded in the paper tray.

2 Press menu to display the main menu.

3 Press down arrow until Maintenance is selected.

4 As needed, press down arrow until the desired option is selected.

5 Press OK.

6 Follow the prompts in the display screen to initiate or cancel the task.

These available maintenance options are shown below:

Check Ink Levels
Nozzle Check
Printhead Alignment
Clean Printhead
Print Demo Sheet
Print Test Page

From windows, : Open the Home Center Help panel by clicking Help on the Home Center window, as needed. Click Maintenance, and then click
Nozzle Check or Printhead Alignment.


Macintosh: Open the Home Center window and click Maintenance, and then click Nozzle Correction or Printhead Alignment.

Should be good now.

Regards
Richard.

Apr 24, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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Hp2210 message ''press enter to align cartridges'',


from user manual::
To align newly installed print cartridges
1. Make sure you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray.
The HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or print cartridge.
Contact HP Support. Go to www.hp.com/support. ....
2. Load the print cartridge alignment sheet print side down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page to the left.
3. Press the Scan button.
The HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet

Score the solution and download the manual if you need it

Mar 24, 2009 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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CANNOT ALIGN CARTRIDGES


Press and hold the Enter button, and then press Menue.
Also visit
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bpu00657#Bypass_Alignment

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

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5300 kodak eazyshare printer


Well, here is the proper way of fixing or troubleshooting that paper jam error in your printer

Open the printer access door and remove both of the ink cartridge, then remove also the printhead, after that close the printer access door, without those parts. Then it will show a message in the printer screen, "Printhead is missing or has come loose" or "Printhead Not Detected" Install the printhead, just the printhead without the ink cartridges. After that close the printer access door. Then it will show you a message"Ink cartridges is not installed,install ink cartridges". then open again the printer access door, then install the black ink cartridge without the color ink cartridge. then close the printer access door, then message must be " Color ink cartridge is not installed, install color ink cartridge" then install the color ink cartridge." the message must be,"New printhead is detected calibration require, load paper and press start"

Thats the way of overiding the paper jam error message of your kodak all in one printer
hope this will help you guys

by: E.brown

Happy Printing(", )
Kodak AIO tech support 1-800-421-6699

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Paper Mismatch


the paper type is probably not set to "plain" in the printers menu.

May 04, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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Caught in a loop


hi just press the menu button of the printer and goto paper type and set plain paper problem solved . your printer detect paper type it's ready to print align page paper sensor detect as setting stored in printer so change the setting and align page all done. may it's help full to you

Mar 03, 2008 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer not working...


just click on that msg align the page when it will done just put the paper on scanner and scan it it will not ask you again for align.

Dec 28, 2007 | HP PSC 2410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer not working...


Press Enter and Menu simultaneously when align message is prompted on the All-in-One.

Dec 25, 2007 | HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet...

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