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"Press enter to align printer cartridges" message repeatedly.

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  • stones283 Oct 04, 2010

    It looks like you posted instructions for an HP 2210 that don't work, probably because I have a PSC 950. Can you please provide support for that specific model? I wasted a fair amount of time before realizing it was a link to HPs site with the wrong model. Thanks.

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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).

The detailed step by step tutorial is here (click here).

If the problem persists, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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1. Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover.
2. Remove the cartridges.
3. Using a clean, dry lint-free cloth (a coffee filter works well),
wipe the cartridge contacts, from the top to the bottom. The contact
area of the cartridge should be rubbed briskly to remove the waxy
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4. The contacts inside the printer may also require cleaning. Using a
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Press Setup and Options (or Copy Options) simultaneously when align message is prompted on the All-in-One.

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