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Lexmark 1400 printer always does alignment page at turn on wasting ink

We have a Lexmark 1400 which seems to have automatic alignment. But it seems to do it all the time. Is there any way to switch this off?

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  • peanut22 Jun 26, 2008

    The printer does finish the alignment page and then goes on to print as normal. But the next time I switch it on to print it insists on doing the alignment page again.

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Mine does the sme thing. Really wastes ink. It is NOT a problem with the printer not finishing alignment. It seems to be embeded in the Lexmark software and so far, I have not found any way to make it stop.

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It sounds that your printer did not finish the last aligment process. If it will finish after cartridge change then it will not be prompted again untill re-installation of cartridge.
When it asks for aligment do the complete process as permanual then the problem will be fixed.

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