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Alignment problem message keeps appearing and test page print fades 4th line of alignment test page and also advice is to remove tape but there doesn't appear to be any on the replacement cartridges

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SOURCE: Alignment problem

Here's a solution from Dell Technical Support hotline - just hit cancel as soon as the pirnter starts the alignment process. It worked for me! You will have to cancel the alignment page every time you turn on your printer, but that's better than no printing at all.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Prints Blank Pages

I had a the same problems.

The Fix - Below where the cartridge ride on (side to side). There is a strip touch it is probably tacky with ink residue, it prevents the cartridges from moving freely. This causes friction and slows the printer down causing the errors.

Wipe it clean with windex. And that will clear all the issues with this printer.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Printing alignment problem

First thing to try is to remove the power brick (not just the cord the whole brick) from printer for a minute then re insert and try it again. If this doesn't help try uninstalling it then re installing the printer

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: photo 924 keeps saying alignment problem. please remove tape from

""I have the same issue. I replaced both cartridges and ran the alignment test numerous times but kept getting this message. I then unplugged the printer and plugged it back in and it was fixed! You probably already tried this but if not, it worked for me. Good luck!""

try that for about 10 seconds per the manual at ("http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/924/en/om_en/om_en.pdf" if you don't have it)

good luck!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my printer says printing alignment and prints out

For alignment complete you need both print cartridges printing all colors.If you have empty cartridge or clogged cartridge alignment will not complete.Look which color missing and replace cartridge.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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I have a dell V505w red all in one printer. Keep getting a message alignment problem. Please remove tape from cartridge or check troubleshooting. There is no tape on cartridge.


print a test page, then place the printed test page on the scanner glass and press the scan button to align the catridges and see how it goes when you try to print again.

Nov 15, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I installed a new cartridge and I keep getting an error message to remove the tape, which I did before the install. The alignment test fails.


Printer normally does the alignment printing whenever you do something on the cartridges (removing, reseating or replacing). Try to remove the cartridges from the printer. Clean the nozzles using a damp paper towel, if necessary. Close the cover. Unplug the printer from the power source. Plug it back in after 10-15 seconds. When it's ready, insert the cartridges. Let the printer print the alignment page again. Let it finish the whole page without cancelling it.
Check if the problem persists.

Apr 01, 2010 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I just installed a new color cartridge in my 8650 Lexmark printer. The ink cartridge acts as if it is empty. Printer keeps telling me to align cargridge. Worked perfectly before the new ink installed. Not...


  1. On your computer, go to "Start," "Programs," "Lexmark Series." Click "Lexmark Control Program."
  2. Step 2 Select the "Cartridges" tab. Click "Change Cartridges." The Change Cartridges screen appears, displaying the animated instructions for installing or changing cartridges. When you have finished viewing the animation, click the "Finished" button.
  3. Step 3 Remove the tape covering the print head of the new print cartridge. Insert the new print cartridge as shown in the animation.
  4. Step 4 When the "Choose Cartridges" screen appears, select the cartridge(s) you installed in your printer from the list boxes. Click the appropriate box to reset the ink levels to full. Click "OK."
  5. Step 5 The Automatic Alignment screen appears. Click "Align" to align the print cartridges for best print quality. The printer prints a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. On the printed test page, locate the number that comes closest to forming a straight line under the bi-directional alignment pattern. Enter that number as the bi-directional alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge dialog box. Click "OK."

Nov 25, 2009 | Lexmark All-in-One Printer with PictBridge

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When printing some lines don't print properly-appears to be just the top half or less of the line will print. It seems it happens every 3rd or 4th line, but has done it on the second line also, so is not...


Try printing out the test page from the printer, this will show you if any of the inkjet holes are getting plugged. If you can't print a test page without the skipping try changing the ink cartridge(s), the test page will show you which one is clogging.

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I have replaced both my color and black cartrigages for my x2500 printer, restarted the computer, and it is still giving me an empty cartrigage message


is this a pc or mac?

for windows general make sure you folowed these steps:

  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.
    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.
  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:
      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
      2. Enter the number as the Bi-directional Alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge screen.
      3. Click OK.
  9. Close the front cover of the printer.

Dec 01, 2008 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printer is printing every line two times and is faint


if you said you have done and removed the tape and run all test, chances are the cartridge itself is the problem , return to vendor for a new replacement, this can sometimes happen

Jul 23, 2008 | Dell 922 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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3410 Oki printer


If your print fades in then out every 5-6 lines, your platen probably has flat spots on it. This can be caused when someone forget to perform an alignment on a PH.

To run a test page you can power off the printer. Hold down the LF key and power on at the same time, this will print a self test.

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How to change cartridgeon HP desktop D4160


from HP's web site: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00641960&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN Step one: Replace the old print cartridge
  1. Make sure the product is turned on.
  2. Open the print carriage access door.
  3. Wait until the print carriage moves to the right side of product and is idle and silent.
  4. Press down on the print cartridge to remove it from the slot, and then slide it out of the print carriage.
  5. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 1: Remove the tape c00442146.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00442147.gif
  6. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the print carriage until it snaps into place. Figure 2: Inserting the print cartridge c00642241.gif
  7. Close the print carriage access door. WARNING: Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children.
  8. Wait until the print carriage moves to the right side of the product and is idle and silent.
Step two: Align the new print cartridge
  1. Load Letter or A4 size, unused, plain, white paper in the input tray.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox . Follow these steps to open the printer Toolbox .
    1. From the File menu in the software program, click Print . The Print dialog box appears.
    2. Click the Properties button. The Print Properties dialog box appears.
    3. Click the Features tab.
    4. Click Printer services . The printer Toolbox appears.
  3. Click Align the Print Cartridges .
  4. Click Align , and then follow the on-screen instructions. The product prints a test page, aligns the print cartridges, and then calibrates the product. Recycle or discard the test page.

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