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Every time I turn on my printer it prints a test page. The message that I receive says if you installed a new printer cartridge click ALIGN. I have a DeLL Inspiron 530S with Vista Operating system.

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What printer is it??
you should be able to either turn the message off in the printer menu or via the printer software/driver

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It does not print alignment test page can you email me one ?


How to Align a Printer Cartridge for a Dell Photo AIO 926Printers capable of producing high quality graphics and photos, like the Dell Photo All-In-One 926 printer, must have their cartridges properly aligned for best results. Typically you only need to align your printer's ink cartridges immediately after replacement. However, if documents show signs of uneven lines the cartridges being out of alignment. After aligning the cartridges print a test page to check print Instructions 1 Load printer paper into the Dell Photo 926 printer 2 Click on the start menu icon, on your computer, with your left mouse button. Left click on "Control Panel." Left click on "Hardware" and then left click on "Printers and Devices." 3 Locate and double left click on the icon for the Dell Photo 926 printer. The printer control window will open. Double left click on the "Adjust Print Options" button. 4 Click on the "Services" tab in the printer's window menu bar. Double left click on the "Align Print Cartridges" button." Left click on "align." Wait for the "Parameter" page to print. 5 Compare the figures on printed parameter page to current settings in the "Align Print Cartridges" window that has popped up on the computer. If the figures on the printed page correspond to the figures displayed in the window the cartridges are in alignment. If the figures on the page do not correspond with the figures in the window you need to set new parameters. Enter the new figures from the printed parameter page into the fields on the align print cartridges window on the computer, as directed by the prompts. 6 Click "Done" or "Okay." Exit out of all menus. Print any document and check the text and or graphics for quality.

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My Dell A960 will not print from word documents but will print maintenance test page, align/clean. I purchased new black/color cartridges from Office Max -- printer will not print. Placed old Dell...


Hi,

Remove the cartridges and clean the contacts ( electrical contacts - golden colored ) with a lint free cloth and re-install them back in the printer.

Try this and check if it prints the test page.

Regards,
Shawn

Jan 28, 2011 | Dell A960 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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How do i switch of align page when installing a new cartridge as it waste paper printing a test page everytime you switch it on. This is for a HP 1300 series


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=238320&taskId=110

Click on the 'Automatically check to see if your driver needs updating (MS Windows Only).' box in order to check for latest updates to your driver.

Unfortunately, I looked over the unexpected page output and it didn't list this problem as one of them.

Does it really print a test page every time you switch it on? Or does it only print a test page after installing a new cartridge?

Definitely, the alignment page should be printed everytime a new cartridge is installed due to variations in manufacturing of print cartridges will throw off the alignment everytime a new cartridge is installed.

I'm not sure about the test page, though.

Good luck on this modification of standard operating of hp printers.

Jan 17, 2011 | HP LaserJet 1300 Printer

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How to remove this message "If you have just installed a new print cartridge it is recommended that you align it. Click on "Align" to align your new print cartridge."


it cant be removed unless and untill you complete the preocess just print align test page and put the page in scanner glass and press the scan button to complete.
Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!

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I just installed a new color cartridge in my 8650 Lexmark printer. The ink cartridge acts as if it is empty. Printer keeps telling me to align cargridge. Worked perfectly before the new ink installed. Not...


  1. On your computer, go to "Start," "Programs," "Lexmark Series." Click "Lexmark Control Program."
  2. Step 2 Select the "Cartridges" tab. Click "Change Cartridges." The Change Cartridges screen appears, displaying the animated instructions for installing or changing cartridges. When you have finished viewing the animation, click the "Finished" button.
  3. Step 3 Remove the tape covering the print head of the new print cartridge. Insert the new print cartridge as shown in the animation.
  4. Step 4 When the "Choose Cartridges" screen appears, select the cartridge(s) you installed in your printer from the list boxes. Click the appropriate box to reset the ink levels to full. Click "OK."
  5. Step 5 The Automatic Alignment screen appears. Click "Align" to align the print cartridges for best print quality. The printer prints a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. On the printed test page, locate the number that comes closest to forming a straight line under the bi-directional alignment pattern. Enter that number as the bi-directional alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge dialog box. Click "OK."

Nov 25, 2009 | Lexmark All-in-One Printer with PictBridge

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How do I align ink jets?


Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me:
(Applies to all printers)

  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.

    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.

  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.

    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:

      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
      2. Enter the number as the Bi-directional Alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge screen.
      3. Click OK.

  9. Close the front cover of the printer.

Nov 13, 2009 | Lexmark JetPrinter Z11 InkJet Color...

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I have installed a new black cartridge but print is not clear. i think i need to realign cartridges but dont know how. it is a lexmark x73. can you pls help


1 Select Print Control Program Cartridges Align Cartridges. For help, see page 8.
An alignment page prints and the Align Cartridges dialog box displays on the screen.
A number appears under each pattern. The test page that prints is similar to the one
shown.
2 For each alignment group on the test page, find the number that comes closest to
forming a straight line.
3 In the Align Cartridges dialog box, enter the numbers you selected on the test page.
4 After you have entered a number for all of the patterns, click OK.

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/x73/user_guide_en.pdf

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I have replaced both my color and black cartrigages for my x2500 printer, restarted the computer, and it is still giving me an empty cartrigage message


is this a pc or mac?

for windows general make sure you folowed these steps:

  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.
    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.
  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:
      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
      2. Enter the number as the Bi-directional Alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge screen.
      3. Click OK.
  9. Close the front cover of the printer.

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Align page message


I have an OfficeJet 5780 and I have to do the alignment also. The allignment page it prints should have instructions on it. Just put it in the scanner and press "Enter". It needs to scan it to align the print heads.

This is from the manual on their website:

The HP Officejet prompts you to align cartridges every time you install or
replace a print cartridge. Aligning the cartridges ensures high-quality output.
To align the print cartridges when prompted:
1 Press Enter on the front panel.
An align cartridges (test pattern) page prints.
2 Load the align cartridges page face down in the ADF between the paperwidth
guides and press the Enter button again.
3 Recycle or discard the page.

Geno

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Lexmark X125 keeps saying cover open change cartridge


try to make sure that the clear "ribbon" is situated correctly inside the unit, otherwise it will not communicate correctly with the moving electronics in the cartridge tray

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