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I'm trying to print & scan some papers for school & printer is not working properly, it says that theres an alignment problem & to remove tape from cartilage & then to check paper & retry again. What I don't understand is REMOVE TAPE FROM CARTILAGE.....WHAT DOES THAT MEAN & HOW DO I DO THAT????

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When you install a new ink cartridge, it has a strip of tape on the top, you rip this off and install the cartridge. Then go to the printer preferences and in the tools menu there will be an alignment tool

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1 Make sure you remove the sticker and transparent tape from both print

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2 Make sure the color print cartridge is secure in the left carrier and the black

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