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I loaded the printer with new ink and when I press OK to align the paper it tells me to refer to printer documentation. I unloaded them and loaded them again and it doesn't work. What else can I do?

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Scanner failure align the cartridge


To Align the new ink cartridge


The HP All-in-One prompts for an alignment of the cartridges every time a print cartridge is installed or replaced. Follow these steps to align the print cartridges from the control panel.
  1. Load unused, plain, white letter, A4, or legal paper into the input tray. note.png
    NOTE:If colored paper is loaded in the input tray when the print cartridges are aligned, the alignment will fail. Load unused, plain, white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
  2. Press Setup.
  3. Press 6 to select Tools.
  4. Press 2 to select Align Print Cartridge.
    The unit prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
  5. Load the alignment sheet print-side down and top first in the center of the document feeder tray, and then press OK.

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My printer is telling me to "press enter to align the cartridge". i did that but, nothing is happening. HELP!


Solution There are several reasons why the HP All-in-One may fail to align the cartridges. The most common reason is an ink cartridge that has one of the following problems:
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • The paper has already been printed on or is colored paper.
  • Protective tape on a new ink cartridge has not been removed.
  • Contacts on the ink cartridge are not meeting the contacts in the carriage correctly.
  • Cartridge is remanufactured or refilled. Refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges may have been damaged during the refilling process or have clogged ink nozzles.
  • The ink cartridge is defective.
Follow the steps below to resolve the problem Step one: Examine the paper the alignment page was printed on The alignment page must be printed on clean plain paper of either letter or A4-size and that has a brightness level (as printed on the paper package) of at least 85. Colored papers or paper that already has printing on it will cause the alignment to fail. Back to top Step two: Does the alignment page print correctly For the HP PSC 900 series, if the page ejects immediately or a Paper mismatch or Paper too narrow message is displayed, the 4 x 6 paper tray selector located on the paper output tray is pushed forward. Move the selector all the way toward the front of the product. Look at the alignment pages that the product printed. Compare the alignment page to those that are included in the "Examples of alignment pages" section in this document. If any of the colors or the black is missing from your alignment page, a cartridge-related problem exists. Click here for information about troubleshooting ink- and cartridge-related problems (buu02176) (in English). Back to top Step three: Perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure The product can perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure even after the alignment message has displayed. Follow these steps to perform an print cartridge cleaning procedure at the front panel:
  1. On the front panel, press the Menu or Setup button (depending on the model).
  2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press the OK or Enter button (depending on the model).
  3. The Clean Print Cartridges message should display on the front panel. Press Enter or OK to begin the cartridge cleaning process.
A page will be printed during the cleaning process with all of the colors on it. If any of the colors (including black) are missing, faded, or streaked on the alignment page, there is a ink cartridge problem. Back to top Step four: Try to align the page again HP products have two methods for aligning the ink cartridges, fully-automatic and semi-automatic. The steps are different for each type. Refer to the information below to determine which alignment method your product uses. Automatic cartridge alignment Perform the following steps to align the ink cartridges:
  1. Disconnect the power cord from the unit, wait five seconds, and then plug it back in. This will reinitialize the unit.
  2. Print another alignment test page. If the Press Enter to align message is not currently on the front panel display, complete the following steps to print an alignment page:
    1. Press Setup or Menu on the front panel (depending on the model).
    2. Press the right arrow button (>) until Maintenance or Tools is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model).
    3. Press the right arrow button (>) until Align Print Cartridges is displayed, and then press Enter or OK (depending on the model).
  3. To determine if the automatic alignment is functioning correctly, look into the output tray as the alignment page is printing; a blue light should be visible periodically on the page as the cartridges move back and forth. If this light is not visible, the product will not be able to align the cartridges and will require service. Service the product.
  4. If the blue light is visible and the alignment pages are printing correctly, but the alignment pages still fails, there still may be a hardware problem with the unit.

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Not printing black


To align the printer from the control panel

1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Press Setup.
The Setup menu appears.
3. Press to highlight Tools, and press OK.
The Tools menu appears.
4. Press to highlight Align Printer, and press OK.
5. The HP All-in-One prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer.

Recycle or discard the page.

A success or failure message appears.

Note If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the printer, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.If the alignment fails again, you might have a defective sensor or ink
cartridge.

6. Press OK to continue.
7. Recycle or discard the page.

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Tops and bottoms of letters are cut off. I have changed the ink cartridge


Replace the old ink cartridge.
Verify that the unit is on. The On button is lit when the unit is on. If the device is not on, press the button to turn on the unit. Open the print cartridge door. The print carriage moves to the far right side of the unit. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. When replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left. When replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right. Pull the print cartridge toward you and out of its slot. If the print cartridge is being removed because it is low or out of ink, recycle the print cartridge. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging. Remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Removing the Tape from the catridge.
  1. Will have Copper-colored contacts.
  2. Plastic tape with pink pull tab ( must be removed before installing ).
  3. Ink nozzles under tape
  4. The HP All-in-One prompts for an alignment of the cartridges every time a print cartridge is installed or replaced. Follow these steps to align the print cartridges from the control panel.
  5. Top & Bottom not printing properly.
  6. Load unused, plain, white letter, A4, or legal paper into the input tray
  7. If coloured paper is loaded in the Input tray when the print catridges are aligned, the alignment will fail. Load unused, plain white paper into the input tray when the Printer catridges are aligned, the alignment will fail. Load and unused plain white paper into the Input Tray and then try the alignment again.
    1. Press 6 to select Tools .
    2. Press 2 to select Align Print Cartridge The unit prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
    3. Load the alignment sheet print-side down and top first in the center of the document feeder tray, and then press OK. Now the printer will print properly.

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Both the ink and paper feed button are flashing (Epsom c66 printer)


check for a paper jam or an ink cartridge jam which was not properly aligned. usually thse are reasons. also check your ink levels and never touch the part of the ink cartridge connected to the printer. just keep pressing cancel or X, cancel the documents, then load another paper then press on start copy. this should work.

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Printer will not print after reinstall of software to macbook



yes ..if the sensor detect that there's is no ink or low ink..it display an error on the screen ..

to determine the status of the ink..

goto your desktop ..
click the printer driver software and select ink status..

good luck.

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Repeat warning


Have you tried removing/re-inserting the ink cartridges??

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Lexmark X4650


Here is how to align your print cartridges

Using the printer control panel:

1 Load plain Letter-size paper.
2 From the printer control panel, press tools , and then press ok.
3 Press the arrow buttons until Align Cartridges appears, and then press ok. An alignment page prints.

Using Windows
1 Load plain Letter-size paper.
2 Do one of the following:
• In Windows Vista, click the windows globe (start button) .
• In Windows XP and earlier, click Start.
3 Click All Programs or Programs, and then select the printer program folder from the list.
4 From the printer folder, click Maintenance Align Cartridges.
5 Click Print.
6 Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

Using Macintosh
1 Load plain Letter-size paper.
2 From the Finder desktop, double-click the printer folder.
3 Double-click the printer utility icon.
4 From the Maintenance tab, click Print Alignment Page.
5 Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
If you aligned the cartridges to improve print

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Not responding to PC instructions to print data


Hi,

You need to load the PRINTED ALIGNMENT PAGE on the scanner glass, then press on "OK" button. It should start scanning the alignment page. That way, you are completing the PROCESS of ALIGNMENT.

Thank you so much.

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