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Blurred printing How do I align the printer cartridges again once installed? I thought I did it when I installed a new cartridge but the printing is blurry on the paper. I have a HP Photosmart C4380 All-in-One Printer. Tahnks.

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You should be able to re align the printheads using the software package on the computer which you installed whenn you installed the printer

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Even with a new cartridge inserted, the printer does not print properly. The printer does not indicate that a new cartridge is needed. How do I clean the printer head? It is a HP Photosmart C3180 al in...


Step one: Complete the alignment process If you have already installed new print cartridges, follow these steps to complete the alignment process.
  1. After installing a new print cartridge, wait at least 20 seconds for the print cartridge alignment process to start.
  2. Wait for the print cartridge alignment process to fully complete.
  3. Make sure that the alignment page has printed on plain, white paper that has no other printing on it. If you need to create a new alignment page, load the tray with letter or A4 unused plain white paper and turn the product off and on again to create the page.
If an alignment page does not print when the product is turned on or off, the issue is resolved. If an alignment page continues to print when the product is turned on or off, you should replace the cartridges with new HP cartridges. Continue to Step two: Remove the print cartridges. Step two: Remove the print cartridges Follow the steps below to remove the cartridges. NOTE: When you remove and install the same print cartridge, the unit will not align the print cartridge as the unit remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge.
  1. Press the Power button to turn the product on. The Power button is lit when the unit is on. Figure 1: Power button lit c01336350.gif
  2. Make sure that the paper tray is down, and letter or A4 unused plain white paper is loaded in the paper tray.
  3. Lower the access door until it stops. Make sure that the print carriage moves to the right side. Figure 2: Lower the access door c01336351.gif
  4. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then using your thumb, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Figure 3: Print carriage c01336352.gif
    • If replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left.
    • If replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right.
    Figure 4: Proper position of the print cartridges c01336353.gif 1 - Tri-color print cartridge 2 - Black or Photo print cartridge
  5. Pull the print cartridge toward you and out of its slot.
Step three: Install the new print cartridge
  1. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Figure 5: Remove the tape c00312625.gif 1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 - Ink nozzles under tape CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.c00312564.gif
  2. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
    • If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
    • If you are installing a black or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
    Figure 6: Print cartridge locations c00652788.gif 1 - Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge 2 - Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print cartridges
  3. Close the print cartridge access door. Figure 7: Closing the print cartridge door c00652789.gif
  4. If you installed a new print cartridge, the print cartridge alignment process starts after about 20 seconds.
  5. The unit aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet.
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product. Cause The product aligns the print cartridges every time at cartridge installation or replacement to ensure the highest-quality prints. The alignment page continues to print when the product is turned on or off, or when a print job is started, for any of the reasons below.
  • The automatic alignment process is not complete.
  • The ink cartridges are not properly installed.
  • One of the ink cartridges is defective.
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • 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 product needs to be serviced.

Aug 28, 2008 | HP Printers & Copiers

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I can't install my cartridge in my Deskjet 3512.


Turn the printer on.
Load paper into the paper input tray.
Open the cartridge door (located on the front of the printer), look for the recessed area, grab the built in handle (part of the recessed area) and pull forward.
Once the door is open, the cartridges will automatically move to the center position.
To change a cartridge, pull the top, front of the cartridge down, it will move to a 45 deg position. Then just pull out.
Open the new cartridge box, take the cartridge out of the wrapper, pull the tab to remove the tape covering the electrical contacts, (make certain you don't touch the contacts or ink nozzles), install the new cartridge (color on left, black on right), slide it into the holder and press up on the top, back until it latches into place. Then close the door.
The printer will print a test page. Once printed, take the alignment page it printed and put on the scanner glass (corner to top, right, see the guide printed there). Close the scanner lid and press the OK on the control panel. the printer will now align the print heads based on the page it printed. Once done, press OK again. Done.

Oct 20, 2014 | HP Printers & Copiers

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My lexmark 4650 is printing blurred copies.


It could be that your cartridges are not aligned. Please follow the steps below to fix your problem:
  1. From the printer operator panel, press the Setup button.
  2. Go to Maintenance.
  3. Select Align Cartridges. Your printer will then print a page to align your cartridges.
  4. After the test page is printed, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
Should you still need assistance, please leave a comment to my response and I'll get back to you. Should this resolves your problem, your rating will be greatly appreciated.

Oct 19, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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Printer is printing blurred documents


It could be that your cartridges are not aligned. Please follow the steps below to fix your problem:
  1. From the printer operator panel, press the Setup button.
  2. Go to Maintenance.
  3. Select Align Cartridges. Your printer will then print a page to align your cartridges.
  4. After the test page is printed, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
Should you still need assistance, please leave a comment to my response and I'll get back to you. Should this resolves your problem, your rating will be greatly appreciated.

Oct 19, 2011 | Lexmark X4650 InkJet Printer

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I have recently acquired this printer but don't have the manual. The problem I am having is that sometimes the documents print perfectly, next time I try printing it comes out completely faint and blurred....


Hi,
You need to clean the print head nozzle and perform alignment exercise. There are instructions in the service manual. Please follow the steps to clean the nozzle and alignment. You may download the manual from here. http://www.nodevice.com/manual/newmans/Epson_Stylus_Photo_810_-_820_Service_Manualpdf/get20551.html

IF you have doubts then please revert back. We will help you out.

Jan 04, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo 810 InkJet Printer

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Colors are blurred and printing offline. colors arent showing up. all toners are new. reset the default setting, and aligned but still doing same thing


hello , I may try doing a printer reconfiguration page or page alignment again.

working properly. Press ✔. Press 􀀙 until INFORMATION is highlighted.
Press ✔. Press 􀀙 until PRINT CONFIGURATION is highlighted. Press ✔ to
print the page. If the configuration page does not print, consult the CD User Guide for more info on task.

hope this solves it. if not,

you may try this :

Incorrect shade

The sealing tape has not been removed from
the print cartridge.

Remove the sealing tape from the print
cartridge for the color that is missing. See
Changing print cartridges.

Inconsistent colors after installing a print cartridge

The sealing tape has not been removed from
the print cartridge.
Remove the sealing tape from the print
cartridge for the color that is missing. See
Changing print cartridges.

Another print cartridge may be low. Check the supplies gauge on the control panel
or print a supplies status page. See Printer
information pages.

Print cartridges may be improperly installed. Verify that each print cartridge is installed properly

please give use more info to the problem if it still persists and we can try and pinpoint further

Mar 27, 2010 | HP LaserJet 4600dn Color Printer

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Blurred printing new black cartridge installed - we still have blurred printing.


It is problem on cartridge setting may be it select color cartridge.or clean your black cartridge check nozzle print test.

Feb 12, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP5300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lexmark Z600 ONLY print test pages


Seemes very daft, and sounds like a twit, but not really.

When I recieved the new cartridge I placed it in the correct cartridge retainer in the printer matching up the dark green colour of the cartridge and the top clip, and it printed nothing even after a tryed re-seating it.
So I placed it in the other thinking maybe I somehow might have placed it in the wrong slot, so I placed it in the other (Colour), and set that up as I did the other, and it printed a blurred page but then stopped printing.
After that I then placed it back in the other cartridge retainer, set it up as the previous times when it did not work, and then it worked.

Seems strange and simple, but it did not work the first time at all, and after faffing with it finally did.

This might help someone, and then again might not.

Oct 07, 2008 | Lexmark Z515M InkJet Printer

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It will not align ink cartridge


the printer keeps saying "press enter to align cateritage" so i press enter. there was no black ink so
I went to the printer store and bought a refill on black ink...
Put the refilled cateritage in the printer and again its says allign cateritage. It takes about 5 minutes, and it prints out a piece of paper and says alignment failed....

How can i fix this occuring problem?!?!
Thanks

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