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Each page is printing at a slight angle. I have tried removing all paper , aligning it carefully, but the problem persists. Can you suggerst a solution please ?

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  • levene_s Aug 23, 2010

    Thank you very much. The HP support page gave me the answer - the rear door had worked itself loose and was not closed properly.



    Most grateful.

  • levene_s Aug 23, 2010

    Very helpful indeed.

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First I will go and put it in service mode and completely reset to the factory settings ...To do that open the front door ..than from the menu look for general reset ..cause it might be something from settings or a false correction ..
If after resetting them it is still behaving like that ...take a look in this trouble shooting from the HP support site..
I have chosen a model randomly ..cause it is a general matter ..
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=305946&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=305946&objectID=c01065257
You can choose your own model and see if they have more specific advices for that ..But from what I had read ..I will advice the same ..cause if ti is not a digital issue ..than it is a mechanical one ..and this can be only from paper load or rollers..not having equal traction on both sides...and cleaning them should help ..

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How do i change the cartridge


See below: Also is a link the the manual for your unit the maunal has pictures: Page 62 of the manual list the procedure. (page 72 in the adobe file)

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1 Turn on the HP Officejet, and then lift open the print-carriage access door.

The print carriage moves into view.

2 After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print

cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of its slot.

Note: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.

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chapter 8

64 maintain your hp officejet

3 Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to

touch only the black plastic, gently remove the pink tape by using the pull

tab.

Caution! Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles.

Once you have removed the plastic tape, install the print cartridge

immediately to prevent the ink from drying in the nozzles.

4 Hold the black print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print

cartridge at a slight angle into the right side of the print carriage.

Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.

Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.

It must slide in at a slight angle.

5 Hold the tri-color print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print

cartridge at a slight angle into the left side of the print carriage.

Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.

Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.

It must slide in at a slight angle.

Note: You must install both print cartridges in order for your HP Officejet to

work.

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6 Close the print-carriage access door. Within a few minutes, a print
cartridge alignment page prints.

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How do I change the ink in hp officejet 5510


Replacing the print cartridges
  1. Turn on the HP Officejet, and lift open the print-carriage access door. The print carriage will move into the access area. Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access doorc00034766.jpg
  2. After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot. Figure 2: Removing the print cartridgec00034767.jpg NOTE: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.
  3. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles. Figure 3: Removing the plastic tapec00034768.jpg
  4. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place. CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle. Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridgec00034769.jpg
  5. Close the print-carriage access door.
Back to top Aligning the print cartridges The HP Officejet will prompt you to align the print cartridges every time you install a new print cartridge to assure high-quality output.
  1. When the message displays, press OK . The HP Officejet will print an alignment page.
  2. Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
  3. Press OK . The HP Officejet will align the print cartridges and display Alignment Complete .

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How to change ink cart. in hp psc 2210 all in one printer


  1. Turn on the unit, then open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage moves to the center of the unit. Never attempt to move the carriage by hand.
  2. Press down lightly on the top of the ink cartridge latch and pull the lower section of the latch out to release the cartridge.
  3. Pull the cartridge out of its holder.
  4. Carefully remove the protective tape from the new cartridge.
  5. Reinsert the new cartridge into the carriage at a slight angle. When the cartridge is fully inserted into the carriage, rock it upright.
  6. Hold the hinged flap of the latch out while lowering the latch.
  7. When the latch is fully lowered release the hinged flap. It should catch under the tabs on carriage.
  8. Close the cartridge access door.
  9. The LCD display may indicate the cartridges need to be aligned. Load paper and press "Enter" on the front panel.Discard the alignment pages that print.

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When I try to line tells me that the paper size mismatch and only takes a copy of the text


Have/had the same problem: Getting "paper size mismatch" on the C4280 status screen, after we got a paper jam. Every time we hit OK and put in paper, Message about "Now printing Alignment page", it feeds through quickly, with nothing printed on the page and reverts back to Paper size mismatch. Finally got rid of the error, not sure how, but now when I try to copy anything, we only get the lower right postion of the document that I'm trying to copy. Printing from the PC seems ok.
Powered off and back on, and it is back to P"now printing alignment page, quick feed through and "paper size mismatch" error. AND
When copying directly from the glass panel,it will only print a quarter of the page -however it prints and coorectly if we print directly from the computer.
The problem is the paper size sensors. Remove the plastic access panel that is for access to the rollers in the back and has 4 rollers on it. There are two papaer sensors attached to the printer circuit board (PCB). The control arm for the sensor is a small plastic piece that extends slightly into the paper path above the PCB. The plastic can be broken when you are removing a paper jam. I stuck a small piece of a match stick in the sensor to keep it open (as though a wider piece of paper was passing throught the printer). I can't switch to smaller card stock, etc, but who cares, it works.
The copying problem is caused because the C4280 will not scan correctly until after it does the alignment phase.

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How do i change ink?


If iam not wrong you want to replace the Ink Cartridge. Please follow the below mentioned instruction.

Replacing the print cartridges
  1. Turn on the HP Officejet, and lift open the print-carriage access door. The print carriage will move into the access area. Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access doorc00034766.jpg
  2. After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot. Figure 2: Removing the print cartridgec00034767.jpg NOTE: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.
  3. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles. Figure 3: Removing the plastic tapec00034768.jpg
  4. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place. CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle. Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridgec00034769.jpg
  5. Close the print-carriage access door.
Back to top Aligning the print cartridges The HP Officejet will prompt you to align the print cartridges every time you install a new print cartridge to assure high-quality output.
  1. When the message displays, press OK . The HP Officejet will print an alignment page.
  2. Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
  3. Press OK . The HP Officejet will align the print cartridges and display Alignment Complete .
Regards,
Shrey

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How do I put new cartridge in


Follow this procedure to install print cartridges in you printer.

1 Turn on the HP Officejet, and then lift open the print-carriage access door.

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The print carriage moves into view.


2 After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print
cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of its slot.

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3 Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to
touch only the black plastic, gently remove the tape by using the pink pull tab.


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Caution! Do not touch the gold-colored contacts or ink nozzles.
Once you have removed the plastic tape, install the print cartridge
immediately to prevent the ink from drying in the nozzles.


4 Hold the black or photo print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print cartridge at a slight angle up into the right side of the print carriage.
Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.
Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.
It must slide in at a upward slight angle.

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5 Hold the tri-color print cartridge with the HP label on top. Slide the print
cartridge at a slight angle into the left side of the print carriage.
Press firmly until the print cartridge snaps into place.
Caution! Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot.
It must slide in at a slight upward angle.

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Note: You must install both print cartridges in order for your HP Officejet to work.


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6 Close the print-carriage access door.
“Press OK to print Align page” appears on the display.
7 Press OK.




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Test page printing at the time of printer powered on



s.gif Solution minimtop.gif The product aligns the print cartridges every time that print cartridges are installed or replaced to ensure the highest-quality prints. The alignment page will continue to print every time that the product is turned on or off until the alignment process is completed. NOTE: If you remove and install the same print cartridge, the unit will NOT align the print cartridges. The unit remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges. Follow the steps below, in the order presented, to correctly complete a print cartridge alignment. s.gif Step one: Remove the print cartridges minimtop.gif
  1. If the On/Resume button is not lit, press the On/Resume button to turn the product on. Figure 1: Press the On/Resume button to turn the product on c00316907.gif
  2. Make sure the paper tray is down and there is letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the paper tray.
  3. Lower the access door until it stops. Figure 2: Lower the access door c00316908.gif Make sure the print carriage moves to the center. Figure 3: Print carriage in the center of the printer c00316909.gif
  4. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then, using your thumb, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Figure 4: The print carriage c00316910.gif
    • If replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left.
    • If replacing the black print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right.
    Figure 5: The print cartridges in the proper position c00316912.gif 1 - Tri-color print cartridge 2 - Black print cartridge
  5. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
s.gif Step two: Install the new print cartridge minimtop.gif
  1. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 6: Remove the tape c00312625.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00312564.gif
  2. Slide the new print cartridge forward at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Using your index finger, push the print cartridge forward until it clicks into place. Figure 7: Insert the print cartridge c00316911.gif
  3. Close the access door.
s.gif Step three: Align the print cartridges minimtop.gif If you are installing a new print cartridge, the product begins to print a print cartridge alignment sheet. This may take a few minutes.
  1. Lift the lid of the product.
  2. Place the top of alignment page face down in the left front corner of the glass. Figure 8: Place the alignment page face down c00316913.gif
  3. Close the lid.
  4. Press the Scan button.
  5. The On/Resume light will blink during the alignment process.
  6. After the On/Resume light stops blinking, alignment is complete.

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I can't get my Office Jet J5750 A-I-o printer to accept 150 Lb paper. It hangs up. I tried to load the 150 pound paper with and witout other paper. No help' And The printe continually asks for...


Hello,

According to page 266 of the manual found here, the printer will only accept a maximum of 145lb 4x6 photo paper.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

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How do you change an ink cartridge on a HP officejet 5510 printer?


Replacing the print cartridges
  1. Turn on the HP Officejet, and lift open the print-carriage access door. The print carriage will move into the access area. Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access door c00034766.jpg
  2. After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot. Figure 2: Removing the print cartridge c00034767.jpg NOTE: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.
  3. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles. Figure 3: Removing the plastic tape c00034768.jpg
  4. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place. CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle. Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridge c00034769.jpg
  5. Close the print-carriage access door.
Aligning the print cartridges The HP Officejet will prompt you to align the print cartridges every time you install a new print cartridge to assure high-quality output.
  1. When the message displays, press OK . The HP Officejet will print an alignment page.
  2. Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
  3. Press OK . The HP Officejet will align the print cartridges and display Alignment Complete .

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How to change cartridgeon HP desktop D4160


from HP's web site: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00641960&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN Step one: Replace the old print cartridge
  1. Make sure the product is turned on.
  2. Open the print carriage access door.
  3. Wait until the print carriage moves to the right side of product and is idle and silent.
  4. Press down on the print cartridge to remove it from the slot, and then slide it out of the print carriage.
  5. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 1: Remove the tape c00442146.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00442147.gif
  6. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the print carriage until it snaps into place. Figure 2: Inserting the print cartridge c00642241.gif
  7. Close the print carriage access door. WARNING: Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children.
  8. Wait until the print carriage moves to the right side of the product and is idle and silent.
Step two: Align the new print cartridge
  1. Load Letter or A4 size, unused, plain, white paper in the input tray.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox . Follow these steps to open the printer Toolbox .
    1. From the File menu in the software program, click Print . The Print dialog box appears.
    2. Click the Properties button. The Print Properties dialog box appears.
    3. Click the Features tab.
    4. Click Printer services . The printer Toolbox appears.
  3. Click Align the Print Cartridges .
  4. Click Align , and then follow the on-screen instructions. The product prints a test page, aligns the print cartridges, and then calibrates the product. Recycle or discard the test page.

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