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Every time i turn the printer on it prints an alignment page

I know its an alignment page because i tried to manually align it and thats what printed...i just put a new ink cartridge in and ever since it prints this page when i turn it on....it prints fine otherwise...whats going on?

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I think the alignment page is printing every time you turn on the all-in-one.

Remove the USB cable from the all-in-one and keep the alignment page face down on the scanner glass and press scan button.

Now turn off the printer and turn on and check whether it printed again or not.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark X6170 Not Printing on Left Side of Paper?

If the pages printed from the printer directly comes out OK then you may need to update the driver for the printer. If the pages printed directly from the printer menu have the same problem then contact Lexmark again explaining everything you've done. If the person is still not helpful ask to speak with someone who is more able to assist you. Hopefully still under warranty.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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SOURCE: prints alignment page everytime turned on

Did you follow the alignment procedure after changing the ink cartridge? If not complete the alignment.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: HP 2210 New Black Ink Cartridge print alignment page over & over.

unplug the printer while it is in ON state..it will reset all settings..^_^

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: changed ink cartridges cannot print alignment page, out of ink

You need to reset the ink level before the printer can print further, to do these please follow the following step:
1) Goto the Lexmark Solution Center application.
2) Press button Maintenance>Install a new print cartridge, follow the instruction on screen. U may then have your new full ink level. Note: u only can reset to full level, cannot customize the level by your own.
Then try again with printing alignment task.
Hope this help.

YBC (/\)

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How do you stop a test page from printing every time the printer is turned on?


Welcome to FixYa!

Here's how to stop the unwanted print out of test pages.

1. Let the printer print the test page.
2. Place the printed test page in the scanner face down and wait for 10 seconds.
3. Press the scan button of the printer to scan the printed test page.
Make sure that the printer scanned the document properly.

That's it. Every time you install a new cartridge, the printer aligns the print cartridge as well as testing/aligning the scanner.

Note: Try to look at the top of the test page, it should have instructions to place it in the scanner.

I hope that this will help.
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Mar 07, 2011 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I changed the ink cartrige,it keeps saying alignment cancelled and the copy button keeps flashing - when i open it up the ink cartrige wont slide back out it seems stuck.


The printer needs to be aligned and it wasn't done after changing the catridge so it does not want to continue. Have you tried pushing the flashing copy button to print another alignment page? Do you know how to align the printer?

After changing a cartridge the printer wants to print an alignment page to make sure that it prints correctly. Some printers have you print a page and they auto align themselves. Others cue you to print the alignment page which has a picture or other graphics that are in specific places and then it instructs you to insert the alignment page face down and press "ok". The printer scans the alignment page and configures the print heads to set up by the marks. It uses the alignment page as a map of where the print should be on the paper.

Try unplugging the printer from the power supply and wait about 30 seconds. Then plug it back in and turn it on. The display should say "print alignment page". Choose yes or confirm to continue. Your printer will either print the page and align itself, or print the page and tell you to insert it and continue. Either way follow the prompts and complete the alignment process in order to continue printing as normal.

If you are unable to get the printer to reset and start the alignment procedure over again, please advise and I will help you solve this problem.

Nov 06, 2010 | HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP PSC 1315 Prints test page every time printer is installed


Hi Jay,
This is mike, actually the problem is that that printer has not completed the aligning process, as a result the printer is printing the test page (Alignment page) every time when you turn it ON. So, I would suggest you to let the printer prints the alignment page and check whether the printer prints the page with all colors and it printed fine, once it is done, disconnect the USB cable behind the printer and then place the alignment page on the scanner glass by facing down the printed page downwards and press the scan button. This start the alignment process and the scanning process will be completed once the ON light is stop blinking. This will complete the alignment process.

Once done try to turn off and turn on the printer and check for the result. This should resolve the issue.

However, if the issue persist, then please revert back to me. Be sure that you use the HP genuine ink cartridges, not refilled nor re-manufacture.

Jun 20, 2009 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My HP printer PSC 1510 All-in-One no longer asks me to align my ink cartridges after a change of cartridges. Now, after a system recovery, it prints an alignment page every time I turn it on, whereas...


The only way to stop this is to press the cancel button, just as it tries to print the test page.

Various people have said the printer won't align (calibrate) successfully unless both ink cartridges are more than 50% full, and until it aligns successfully, it will continue to print the test page on start-up.

It is a total waste of ink and paper, so remember to hit the cancel button when you turn it on.

Apr 11, 2009 | HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printing Allignment page


Re-install the software and do try to align it when it asks for it again. If it still asks you for the alignment, go to the printer options and try to find a control that will disable printer page alignment.

hope this helps!
-levibit-

Mar 20, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Alignment page every time


- after it printed an alignment page
- face the alignment page on the scanner and press ok..
- then try to print from the computer.
- try to turn the printer off and on again if still it will print an alignment page.

Sep 05, 2008 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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In starting 1 page print


Hi,

I believe that after changing the ink cartridge you havent completed the alignment process.This Alignment test page will print everytime you turn the printer ON.To Complete the alignment follow my steps.

1.After turning the printer ON, wait untill the printer prints the Alignment test page.

2.Then place the alignment test paper on the scanner, facing down in a correct position.

3.Then press the Scan button(color) and wait untill the printer ON light stops flashing.

4.After the light stops flashing, take the paper out and the alignment process is completed.

Turn OFF and turn On the printer, it will not print the Test page again.try it and please let me know.Would really appreciate your rating for my solution.

Thanks
Riz.

Apr 15, 2008 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Keep printing test sheets


A lot of HP printers print a page to enable the print head alignment and calabration. This normally orcurs when a cartridge has been changed. If the alignment page fails then it will reprint alignment page until it can align.

So, you need to get that page it prints and place it on the glass and press scan, then it will complete alignment and be ready to rock.

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Jan 19, 2008 | HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Aligning printer after new ink cartridge inserted


SOLUTION: Start the cartridge alignment by performing a series of button presses from the front panel of the product.
  • HP PSC 1200 and 1300 series:
    1. Turn on the HP PSC 1200 or 1300 series product.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one.
    3. Press the sequence of front panel buttons below to start the print cartridge alignment process. The button-press sequence must be completed within ten seconds. It might take several tries to complete the sequence within ten seconds.
      1. Press and hold Cancel .
      2. While holding Cancel , press On .
      3. When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both buttons.
      4. Press Cancel again.
      5. Press Copies .
      6. Press Paper Type .
      7. Press Color Start Copy . The alignment page will begin printing. If the alignment page does not print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step.
    4. When the alignment page has printed, place the page face down on the scanner glass and press Scan . The alignment is complete when the On light stops blinking.
    5. Reconnect the USB cable.
CAUSE: This can occur if the cartridge alignment is canceled or times out without a valid print cartridge alignment stored in memory.

Oct 29, 2007 | HP PSC 1350v All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Test Page Printing


Tdragon, Every time you install a new cartridge the printer wants to run an alignment page. If the alignment process is not completed it will print a page every time the printer is turned on. Your manual will describe how to do this procedure; if you don?t have one you can download it here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00473778&dlc=en&product=428800&lang=en& Let us know if this helps and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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