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I receive a consistent message that alignment of cartridges failed.

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  • RjeanT Aug 04, 2008

    Our HP Officejet Pro L7780 is blinking a message: Alignment of cartridges failed. I looked in the manual and cannot find answer. We put new blue and magenta in, the printer recognizes and shows the ink is full but will not print with these colors. It only prints black and yellow.

  • hoddyjo Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem but I cleaned the sensors but still the same problem. I have removed them and replaced, turned the printer off and on but the alignment keeps failing.

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    what is the model of your hp printer?

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Ensure you are using original HP cartridges. Using refilled/generic inks can cause this problem.
If you are using original inks, try cleaning the contacts of the cartridges gently with isopropyl alcohol. Should it still fail, get them replaced.

The above solution was Comment by IrishDruid, posted on Jun 01, 2008. I tried it on my HP officeject 6110xi (using alcohol swabs). It worked perfectly.

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