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Printer not aligned

I have run all the recommended diagnostic tests. When I tried to align my printer either from my desktop or directly from the printer itself, I get a Calibration error mesage saying to insert plain white paper for calibration. I press "OK" and a sheet of paper comes out with nothing on it but the error message appears again. Any documents that I have attempted to print result in smeared ink. I have tried to drill down to see what the problem is but am at a loss. I think it could be the print head assembly or the sensor but am not sure. The machine is just 1 year old, about 2 weeks short of a year. HELP!!

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Hurry, Hurry, and contact hp support, You have only one year warranty.

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