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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    pressed enter to align problem

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    Every time I align the cartridges the "align cartridge" banner shows up in the window again?

  • pamejean May 16, 2008

    installed new cartridge,  Now in endless loop of Press Enter to align cartridge.  

  • rrstute May 20, 2008

    my hp 6110 printer continues to tell to to align cartridges and print the page. I am using the proper HP cartriges.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    press enter to align cartridge... over and over

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    press enter to align problem

  • j_luv5 Jun 06, 2008

    press enter to align cartridges, press enter and continues to repeat

  • celegans Jun 12, 2008

    I get a "PRess Enter to Align Cartridges" error when I start up teh printer and it seems to be in an un-ending loop.

    I have opened the upper (scanner document feed) door and the printer cartridge door, but can't see anything askew or damaged with the cartridges

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    yes same problem. i keep getting press enter to align cartridges

  • khamari2008 Jun 21, 2008

    Keep asking me to press enter to align cartridge

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    Printer constantly in an endless loop saying press enter to align cartridges. Every time you press enter you get the same message.

  • rajb007 Jul 30, 2008

    Everytime printer is powered on same error message replicates. Stating "Align Printer Cartridges" Attempted to Align Printer Cartridges Still displays same error message.

  • houstonjudy Aug 06, 2008

    keep getting message press enter to align cartridges

    i press enter and it just repeats the message

  • kevinmichael Aug 22, 2008

    press enter to align cartridge... over and over

    same same same same

    does anyone have an answer

  • lpm1 Sep 02, 2008

    hp 2210 printer. same problem as many people where the printer keeps saying to press Enter to align cartridge but it does not. Thanks  Lawrence

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I keep getting message to align cartridges. this sucks

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    *** printer

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Printer says press enter to align cartridges. I keep gettin "alignment failed" over and over again.

  • bigdtripd Apr 27, 2009

    Same problem - error message is constant, and can't print or scan or anything else. I'm thinking we got bad ink cartridges from HP that are hosing our printers.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    printer keeps saying to press Enter to align cartridge but it does not



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Drop ithe 2210 from the 10th floor of a 22 story building. Problem solved. No more repetetive error !!!

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008


Press and hold the Enter button, and then press Menu .

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I have been so frustrated with this same issue! I tried everything, but thank God, this fix has worked for mine, and I hope it will for you. The problem is having skipped very important Step 2 of scanning the alignment page through the top scanning bed, which then completes the whole align process.

Try this:

(1) I turned the machine off, then unplugged the power cord and USB cord from the back. I waited a few minutes, hoping the machine resets to defaults when powered off.

Instruction # 8 on the enclosed instructions says, "Note: Before aligning the print cartridges, use the arrow keys to select the control-panel language and location."

I had never able to do this, because the machine just beeps in protest and tells you to align the cartridges.

(2) So I gave up trying to set the language, and just moved on to reinstall the print cartridges, and pressed OK to align. After a noisy and somewhat lengthy process, out comes your alignment page.

(3) VERY IMPORTANT! This is where most have us have probably gotten stuck. Read the alignment page. It says to Now, (1) Insert this newly printed alignment page through the scanner on top of your printer, where the white arrow is- face up, and with the three black squares facing left, to be scanned first.
And (2), press OK.

The sheet moves through the scanner, comes out underneath, and finally, your alignment message is gone, hopefully for good.

I'm so grateful- this thing was going back to Costco today if this incessant Align Page problem continued. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • GlorieB Aug 20, 2008

    P.S. Sorry for leaving this out- I'm sure everyone already figured this out-

    After turning it off, unplugging and waiting a few minutes, plug it back in, turn it on, and continue with the above steps.


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Printer constantly in an endless loop saying press enter to align cartridges. Every time you press enter you get the same message.

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SOURCE: press enter to align cartridge

Please try this You may also be able to bypass this messgage by following the instructions on this link. Further, please check if the cartridges you are replacing are the correct ones.

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SOURCE: align cartridges error

This means one of the cartridges is defective, they cant align if they cant print.  What i did to fix this problem is insert 2 working cartridges and get it to align properly, even if they are low on ink, then lift the cover and the cartridges will move to the center.  When this happens pull the power cable out, then insert the full non functioning cartridge. Plug the power cable back in.  I tried this with a color cartridge, the color cartridge was non functioning but i was able to print in black.
Basically you align the cartridges and then swap them so the printer thinks they are still aligned.
The color still doesnt work and it is probably a defective color cartridge.

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