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Printer My printer says the auto align head has failed....I tried the manual head align and it seems fine but the printer still wont print....it does make copies however and the cartridge is brand new and I replaced it just the same. HELP what do I do now

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    Rajkumar Bordoloi May 11, 2010

    please give me your printer model and make.

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Plz send it for repair

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Auto head alignment


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Carryout a Manual Print Head Alignment If Possible.

Manual Print Head Alignment

If the results of Automatic Print Head Alignment are not satisfactory, follow the procedure below to perform Manual Print
Head Alignment.


1 Make sure that the machine is turned on, and then load three sheets of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette.

Important. You cannot print the print head alignment pattern if paper of size other than A4 or Letter is loaded. Be sure to use A4 or Letter-sized plain paper.

2 Open the Paper Output Tray, and then open the Output Tray Extension.
(1) Put your finger in the rounded indent of the Paper Output Tray and open it gently.
(2) Open the Output Tray Extension.
3 Press the Paper Feed Switch to select the paper source where you have loaded paper.
4 Select Settings on the HOME screen.
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7 Select Yes, then press the OK button.
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(1) Select a column to input the pattern number.
(2) Use the or button to input the number of the pattern.
(3) Repeat the steps (1) and (2) until you finish inputting all pattern numbers, press the OK button.

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