Printer won't stop printing alignment sheet, following changing of ink cart.
HP provides a paper alignment sheet, that my printer prints, after installing a new ink cartridge. The intructions are to insert the paper alignment sheet back into the printer, and without specifiying (by picture instr. only) , push either the print button (color or bw - does not specifiy) or scanner button (does not specify) , to allow the printer to align itself.
However, the printer will not stop printing the alignment sheet. It re-prints the sheet, every time I turn on my computer and printer. What do you suggest?
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The HP All-in-One prompts for an alignment of the cartridges every time a print cartridge is installed or replaced. Follow these steps to align the print cartridges from the control panel.
Load unused, plain, white letter, A4, or legal paper into the input tray.
NOTE:If colored paper is loaded in the input tray when the print cartridges are aligned, the alignment will fail. Load unused, plain, white paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
Press 6 to select Tools.
Press 2 to select Align Print Cartridge.
The unit prints a print cartridge alignment sheet.
Load the alignment sheet print-side down and top first in the center of the document feeder tray, and then press OK.
Yes.Tell it to print a dot short word and when it starts printing unplug the power cord so it stops with the printhead somewhere to the left. Then do your cart change. It won' t know you did anything.
The 6122 will print from the HP 920, 930, 932, 940 & 950 drivers also - (which are included with your Windows XP and Vista systems). If you chose the 970 driver it will want a second sheet of paper to print a test page, which you can ignore and it will stop trying. All drivers seem to be the same print quality in my systems. I do not use the 970 or 6122 driver at all so I don't have an ink level monitor or any possible related potential glitch. I wet and slap stubborn old ink cartridges to un-stick dry jets. sometimes I use a small clear silicone tube to suck a bit of ink to get them started as the jet holes need priming sometimes if they are old.
If the Printer is printing alignment sheet, You need to re-align the printer one more time.
1.Press the Setup Button 2. Scroll to Tools 3. Choose clean Printhead 4. Let go through the process. 5. After the printer has printed alignment sheet, Turn off the printer and turn on. If the issue still persist, Change the cartridges which are low on ink and the printer will re-align itself.
I suspect by "Test Page" you may mean alignment page. If the printer senses a problem with black or yellow colors it will continue putting out this page each time you start the printer. Be sure you correctly installed the print cartridges then follow the instructions on the paper to scan it and do a proper alignment. If you have done the alignment chances are something is wrong with your ink. I recommend against getting carts refilled. In the future be sure to use a new name brand ink cart to ensure proper printing. Please consult the following page for detailed diagrams: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00473766&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00447737/en_us/c00473766/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=441115 If it is truly printing a Windows logo test page I'm sorry for time waste.
take out the paper and see if something fell in there, Check Closely, Esp. if you have pet's and (or) Kid's, also go into the Printers software, and try "printing a "test sheet", and "Alignment", and you can also try Cleaning the Cart's if you don't use it often, it'll leave hard spots on the end of the cart's, hope this helps