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Hp Photosmart C3180-start-up

Each time i turn the power on the printer it prints an alingment page--wasting paper and ink!!!

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Okay, just chatted online with an HP tech, and she helped me solve the problem!

She said: the printer prints an alignment page everytime you turn on due to incomplete initialization process.

Turn off the printer and Turn on.
Please unplug the usbcable.

  1. Lift the scanner lid of the product.
  2. Place the top of alignment page face down in the left front corner of the glass.
  3. Place the alignment page face down
  4. Close the scanner lid of the printer.
  5. Press the Scan button.
  6. The On/Resume light will blink during the alignment process.
  7. After the On/Resume light stops blinking, alignment is complete.
  8. Turn off printer and Turn on.
It shouldn't print the alignment page any more! :)
Hope this helps!

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Re: Hp Photosmart C3180-start-up

The printer problem having been recorded printer memory , during the printer problem occur you may unplug USB cable in order to reset the memory of the printer.

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