Am getting error message of 'alignment failed'. black cartridge will not print
You can run into a problem aligning print
heads on almost any HP All-in-One. Fortunately, the problem is usually
with the paper or cartridges, not the printer itself.
The quick and dirty fix is to skip the alignment. With the HP printer,
you can do that by holding the Enter button down and pressing Setup.
When you're ready to tackle the alignment issue, check the paper
first. If there's anything written or printed on the page, if it's any
color but white, or if its brightness level—which should be on the
package—isn't at least 85, you can't use it for alignment.
If the problem isn't the paper, it's almost certainly the
cartridges, which could be low on ink (if you replaced only one
cartridge), defective, suffering from clogged nozzles, or past their
shelf life.cartridges include a use-by date on the box. The dates tend to be
conservative, but if the deadline is long since past, the cartridge
could be all but useless.
Run the cartridge-cleaning routine, and then try aligning the
cartridges again. If the problem was with clogged nozzles, the cleaning
routine might fix it. If it doesn't, the next step is to try cleaning
the cartridges and the contacts in the printer. Once you've cleaned the cartridges, try the
alignment routine again. If it still fails, and you feel rich enough,
you might want to try a new set of cartridges. Or, you might want to
bypass the alignment again and use up the ink in the current cartridges
Jan 12, 2010 |
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