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I installed a new black ink cartridge and the screen says press enter to align cartridge, i do that and it prints out alittle bit then keeps asking me to press enter to align cartridge. I can't make this go away, i have even tried turning printer and computer of an on.

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Hi

You need to clean the printhead

check here how

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAwYIbjswV0

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This is another very common issue, in most cases, it related to cartridges and you need to check them or clean them.
First check the Paper, whether they are properly installed or not.
Second, remove all the cartridges and reinstall them.
Third, check the ink levels from the computer through Hp Print Settings.
Fourth, realign the cartridges.
Fifth, clean the cartridges. If possible clean them using a cotton bud dipped in alcohol or acetone or spirit (you have to clean the gold contacts, not the heads).

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did you check if the printer printed a cartridge alignment sheet.
you can try power flee initially
take out the cartridge
unplug the power cord
press the power button for 30 seconds
and then replug the cable
when it asks for putting the cartridge
put the cartrige in its respective slot
also make sure that you keep t least one paper on the tray so thst the printer prints an alignment sheet
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