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Alignment is messed up.

I have put new ink cartridges in my Lexmark X4580 and now the alignment is all messed up. I've tried different cartridges, uninstalling the software and reinstalling and the alignment is still messed up. Please can you help me out!

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  • ktlt Jan 11, 2009

    hi how do i run a cleaning cycle or allignment? my ink is new but prints lines going through it. I have been told to clean it but i dont know how? please help, i have an HP C3180

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I would suggest running it through a cleaning cycle or two.

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