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I have an HP 1200 psc. Its printing of text from a "Works" program is smeared. I'm told something needs cleaning. How do I find out how to do this cleaning? "HP Director" used to tell us how to use and maintain our printers, but it is no longer available on the web Can you help me?.

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  • ellenspaldin Aug 27, 2010

    The solution seems to have corrected the smearing problem. So far, I am happy with the results.

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You can follow these steps on doing the cleaning and alignment on the print head of your printer.

1.Turn on the HP PSC 1200 or 1300 series product.
2.Disconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one.
3.Press the sequence of front panel buttons below to start the print cartridge alignment process.
The button-press sequence must be completed within ten seconds. It might take several tries to complete the sequence within ten seconds.
1.Press and hold Cancel .
2.While holding Cancel , press On .
3.When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both buttons.
4.Press Cancel again.
5.Press Copies .
6.Press Paper Type .
7.Press Color Start Copy .
The alignment page will begin printing.
If the alignment page does not print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step.
4.When the alignment page has printed, place the page face down on the scanner glass and press Scan .
The alignment is complete when the On light stops blinking.
5.Reconnect the USB cable.

You can also follow the steps from this LINK.

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