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Can the "align cartridge" requirment be stopped

I have an HP210 and evertime I change an ink cartridge, it requires me to realign teh cartridge. This is a pain since usually it happens right in the middle of something important that I am printing. Can this be terminated / bipassed so that I don't have to align it?

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I know it is quite frustrating. Let me help you in this regard.

Before we move, let me inform you that whenver, you are trying to insert a new cartridge into the printer, the printer would be detecting the cartridge and prompts for alignment. SO, I suggest you to go as per it and however, if you want to bypass the alignment you have the following steps.


Press Setup and Options (or Copy Options) simultaneously when align message is prompted on the All-in-One.


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Sagar

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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