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My lexmark z2300 will not print an alignment page. The prompt comes up, I click 'print,' and nothing happens. I can print other documents but the cartridges are not aligned so my pictures are ruined. Please help!

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    Lexmark Apr 06, 2011

    Make sure you are using the correct cartridges for your printer model. Try to remove the cartridges from the printer. While the printer cover is open, check for any loose transparent strip or any foreign objects that may block the ink cartridge carrier. Close the cover. Unplug and replug your printer into the power source to reset it. When your printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first. Close the cover. Check for errors. If none, reinsert your other cartridge. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error.

  • chrisschryer Apr 06, 2011

    Did all that before I posted the problem. Cartridges are correct & direct from Lexmark site.

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SOURCE: Alignment problem

Here's a solution from Dell Technical Support hotline - just hit cancel as soon as the pirnter starts the alignment process. It worked for me! You will have to cancel the alignment page every time you turn on your printer, but that's better than no printing at all.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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SOURCE: align cartridges error

This means one of the cartridges is defective, they cant align if they cant print.  What i did to fix this problem is insert 2 working cartridges and get it to align properly, even if they are low on ink, then lift the cover and the cartridges will move to the center.  When this happens pull the power cable out, then insert the full non functioning cartridge. Plug the power cable back in.  I tried this with a color cartridge, the color cartridge was non functioning but i was able to print in black.
Basically you align the cartridges and then swap them so the printer thinks they are still aligned.
The color still doesnt work and it is probably a defective color cartridge.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: printer will not align cartridges

are you sure you had the right cartriges? if you did try changing your colour cartrige

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: X2480 unable to bypass print/scan of alignment page

To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer. 


Hope this help. Please Rate My Response! Thanks! 
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.

    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.

  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.

    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:

      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
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Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me:
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  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.

    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.

  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.

    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:

      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
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  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
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  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
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      1. On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
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  1. Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
  2. Click Lexmark Control Panel.
  3. Click Print Cartridge installation.
  4. Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
  5. Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
  6. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
  7. Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.
    • If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.
  8. Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
    • If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:
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  9. Close the front cover of the printer.

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