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Hp photosmart c5280 Cartridge Alignment problem. everytime I try to print it tells me to run alignment test, and then when the alignment is off, it won't let me print...HELP!

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Please follow the below steps. After evry step, if the cartridges are not allign automatically, allign it manually by the below steps.
To align the cartridges from the All-in-One

1. Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Press Setup.
3. Then scroll using the down arrow key and select Tools then select Align print cartridge or Align printer.

STEP 1.
Please take out all the cartridges and clean the copper contacts with the help of a lint free cloth and the water.
STEP 2.
1. Un plug the power chord from the back of the printer.
2. Press and hold the power button of the printer.Wait for 30 seconds.
3. While holding the power button, re-plug the power cable.
4. Turn on the printer, if it is not on.
STEP 3.
Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on.

2. Press and hold OK and HELP buttons while plugging in the power cord.

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