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Is there a way to turn off the "Align Printer" message.

Our HP Officejet L7780 displays the "Align Printer" message and then starts aligning and running a report wasting several sheets of paper after each time the printr is used. It also states, "Alignment Failed", after each attempt to Align. It prints just fine and there is no need to Align the Printer. It seems stuck in this message. QUESTION: Is there a way to turn off the "align Printer" message so that we can keep printing without the machine running another report after each print made????

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  • bizfran Sep 10, 2008

    printer align failure after replacing ink cartridge

  • jer1122x Sep 23, 2008

    I have the same problem only my printer is not printing text anymore. It seems really messed up.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    Yes, we have the same problem. We run the align sequence, all is OK, but then the message reappears. Annoying. Is there a way to keep the "Align Printer" message from popping up?

  • ck99nld Dec 06, 2008

    I just installed and configured the printer and I have the same problem.

    Serial No. (S) MY859831GX

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have had my printer for six months without any problems. Yesterday, I changed the cyan cartridge and now get an alignment error message. The printer works fine, but wastes paper with a test page with each print.

  • sasha_today Apr 17, 2009

    I bought my L7780 seven month ago and I was very happy.
    I replaced a black catridge and ... it stopped printing... I mean it is printing, but only a half of the line.
    What I did? I called to a customer support and the adviced me to read articles on internet and find a correct solution....
    This is how I found this site... funny, very funny.
    Thx HP.

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Press Enter then Setup you should be good.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008


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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: Printer won't stop printing alignment sheet, following changing of ink cart.

my printer only printed 1 page out of 3 so now it wont stop. it pulls the paper in and comes out blank. this will keep going unless i turn it off. how do i reset my printer?

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: HP OfficeJet 6110 xi Self Test "Align Cartridge" Failure

Hello there,

Try cleaning print cartridges from HP toolbox

or reset process

Please see note at bottom re: powering on and off

1) If you know you are going through the re-set process. Ensure there is nothing in your printer que already when you want to power on again.

2) Plug printer/scanner directly into the wall, not a power bar or UPS... Read at one point, it has something to do with the electricity (KW or Voltage or Amps) factor and power requirements to the printer/scanner. However was very technical and don't remember enough details to explain properly, sorry... Anyhow, directly into the wall.

This is what has worked for me. Got original re-set process of solution from sillygirl.

3) Disconnect all cables from printer.

4) Clean the glass on top with alcohol and cotton swabs.

5) Then go through the reset process (press # 6 while plugging the power back into the printer).

6) If you have the CD for your printer it doesn't hurt to put it in your CD carriage in case your printer is looking for files or drivers. If CD starts to go to a un-install or full re-install just cancel and leave in carriage.

7) Sometimes helps if you first plug printer in.

8) Re-boot pc before powering on printer. Once re-boot has started and PC will start to look for printer.

9) Power on printer (press # 6 while plugging the power back into the printer to re-set).

10) Watch for point where your printer icon usually appears and plug the USB into the PC.
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11) If this does not work then take the printer apart and clean the underside of the glass as well. Unfortunately need to go through re-set process again. May need to buy a set of screw drivers for removing the glass. They are different. (Torx)

12) In another solution it states - you must clean all the mirrors inside the scanner assembly q-tips work well (black box closed with two locks) also the lens and the delicate spaghetti-like lamp. Generally this works... Not everyone has done this part but worth a try when the printer is already open.

13) There is a black and white strip at that end of the scanner. Check to ensure the strip is there, in tact and placed correctly. This is what the scanner carriage aligns itself with.

Just so people know. I have posted solutions to this before that have worked for me. However, I really do think this comes down to a driver issue (do we all have XP, mine is actually XP Home Edition). Since HP no longer updates these printers not sure if we will ever see a driver that works perfectly. Once you get it going again it will all work great. The problem lies in powering on and off. Once you get it going without the scanner carriage jamming, leave it on! Even in the case of a power out I usually have to re-set again but can get it going, eventually (it can be very frustrating). Sometimes need to re-boot PC and plug USB into the PC while booting up and just about to look for your printer. This is to ensure it finds the printer/scanner. Also, when really desperate uninstall and re-install the hardware. Sometimes can try for quite some time to get it working again and eventually have to just leave it off for a few days then can get going again afterwards. Not sure if this has something to do with memory.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

POCBM
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If machine does not print the colors it cannot align. Try changing the color and try again

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

JULIANFIX
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SOURCE: turn off the setting align ink catridge

go to SETTINGS , then go to DEFAULT of FACTORY DEFAULT click here, turn off PRINTER then turn ON again , see what happens , let me know , AJ

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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