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Crooked printing on HP C3180

My printer all of the sudden prints everything crooked on the page. The cartriges have been realigned and everything is clear, color is good, etc., it's just all crooked.

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Re: crooked printing on HP C3180

Had this problem on my HP Deskjet 840c. Paper feed tray was sitting in wrong position. holding it just a little to one side corrected problem.

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Nothing in th above has corrected the problem. Any advice?

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My scan machine is not recognised into my computer

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Re: crooked printing on HP C3180

Sounds like a feed path problem to me...get some inkjet cleaner sheets and run them through the printer as directed. It may take 2 or 3 sheets for it to work

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Re: crooked printing on HP C3180

Good paper also try instalinga fresh new driver from website and unstall old one 1st before u install new one maby try runing cc cleaner also free tool u can dl online free form

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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