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Unable to print from HP C5580, continues to say paper mismatch. Tried cleaning cartridges, bought new paper, talked with HP twice but no luck

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I unhooked my computer system to put laminate floor down. Then rehooked everything. Now the printer HP photosmart c5580, after a few minutes the power button and the print photo button and the close up...


Please remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a dry lint free paper towel and gently wipe the contacts on the back of the cartridge (not the bottom from where ink is present). Wipe the contacts inside the printer (on cartridge carrier). Please snap the cartridges back into the cartridge carrier and please try to print a printer self test.

Good Luck!!!!!

Sep 13, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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Cartridge Alignment failed (though there are little green checkmarks along the entire margin of the page) and now will not print anything but blank paper.


1. Get a damp paper towel.
2. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.
3. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
4. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
5. Snap the cartridges back into the printer.
Good Luck!!!!!

Aug 30, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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Myhp photosmart c5580 all-inone print cartridge alinment failed what do I do


1. Get a damp paper towel.
2. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.
3. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
4. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
5. Snap the cartridges back into the printer. And try doing the Alignment again!!!!!
Good Luck!!!!!

May 02, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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I am trying to print invitations size 5.5 by 8.5 on my HP Puotosmart C5580 printer and I am having a problem. It keeps telling me that I have the incorrect paper. Would you please advise? Thanks


Go to HP Solution Center
Click Printer Settings
Click Printer Preferrences
Go to Paper Size
Look for the size of your media or
choosee Custom
Then type the width and length of the paper
then save it

change paper type to plain paper

then got to Printers under control panel of your PC
right cick on the printer icon then choose printer properties
click printer preferences
got to features tab
Go to Paper Size
Look for the size of your media or
choosee Custom
Then type the width and length of the paper
then save it


then try printing again

you can also refer to the link below for additional info

'Paper Mismatch,' or 'Paper Size Mismatch' Error Message Displays When Printing in Microsoft Word

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01824353&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3575276&tmp_track_link=ot_search

'Paper size mismatch' Message Displays on the HP Photosmart Printer

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01631553&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3575276&tmp_track_link=ot_search

Hope I help you a bit.

You can also send me questions on my

personal email - christian4122@yahoo


Your's Truly,

Christian from HP

Mar 27, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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I need to feed custom paper into my C5580. It is 8.75" x 5.75" inch cardstock for shower invitations. How do I set up to print on this paper? I keep getting the paper size mismatch error. ...


You'll need to change the paper size in the printer setup options. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In the software application you're printing from, go to File menu and select "Print."
  2. Open the dialog box that will open the printer's properties, options, setup or preferences (name depends on the software used).
  3. Click the Features tab.
  4. Under Resizing Options in the Size drop-down list, select "More."
  5. Choose "custom paper size" to enter the dimensions of your card stock.
There are other options you may want to tweak to customize the print job for your paper type, resolution, orientation, &c., as well.

Good luck!

Mar 01, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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My printer is saying print cartridge alignment failed and it doesn't print in color.


1. Get a damp paper towel.
2. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.
3. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
4. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
5. Snap the cartridges back into the printer.
Good Luck!!!!!

Feb 20, 2011 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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Paper micmatch error


use the HP ImageZone ...
go to printer settings
then go to the paper/quality tab..
in the first box...."print task quick sets"
choose the option named "default print settings"

select ok and close the Image Zone.


Dec 19, 2009 | HP Photosmart C5580 All-In-One InkJet...

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Get paper mismatch error.doesn't happen if I just copy,but has started giving paper mismatch everytime I try to copy from computer. I have tried everything suggested in tutorials. It doesn't copy if I just...


Clean the sensor on the right side bottom of the carriage assembly with a damp Q-tip. That sensor gets covered with ink and can't see the paper properly. You clean the underside that looks down at the paper as it passes thru...

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Paper mismatch error


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Can't Print Invitations


There is a workaround for this problem by tricking the printer.
The paper sensor, on my printer model hp4500 seems to only sense the paper at the beggining of the print job.
What I did to trick the printer to print on odd size paper is slide the paper adjuster to 8.5 and put a regular white sheet in. Then put your odd size paper under it. When you print your document set the number of copies to 2 and print. The printer is going to sense that the paper is correct, and start the job.
Here is the tricky part... once the first 8.5x11 sheet is almost all the way through quickly slide the paper adjuster over to match the size of your odd width paper. The printer should pick up the odd paper and print the second copy. Fool you printa! You should be able to do batches of odd paper size under the first 8.5X11. I hope this helps.
Deny

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