Question about HP PSC 1510 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Alignment page keeps printing

I replaced cartridges a month ago and did the alignment as required.  Ever since, every time I turn the printer on, it insists on printing a new alignment page.  It doesn't require me to align the cartridges - and once I have printed the alignment page, other printing goes without problem.  I have been leaving the printer on lately and haven't had a problem - except wasting electricity (vs wasting ink and paper)


I see a couple posts about this happening with "test" pages; is that the same as the alignment page?  The alignment page is the with the various colors of bars and columns; then you set it on the scanner and scan for alignment.


It is really irritating; I hope someone has a good answer.  Many thanks for helping.



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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    this printer is a piece of garbage hp I want my money back!

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    Same problem. Multiple alignment attempts as per HP without effect.

    Solution - try Canon

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    The firmware for this printer was written by an idiot. The scanner on our printer has failed - we have a black bar on all scans now. It is no surprise that the alignment scan will not work with a broken scanner head. Now that we have installed new print cartridges, alignment is required but it will never pass due to the broken scanner head. So, we get the silly alignment page printed every time. HP engineering blew this one big time. Any body with any amount of engineering smarts would not have made this mistake. It prints OK but we are wasting ink and paper every time we turn it on. I guess we could leave it on and waste electricity. This type of thing is the down side of all-in-ones; one function adversely effecting the others. And I thought HP made quality products - I was wrong.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have had the printer in use for 1 year and then the last time I changed a printer cartridge, the printer would not align.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. The printer was working fine for 1 year and then one day I changed a cartridge and the process for alignment didn't respond. Now every time I start up the printer, a new alignment page prints.


  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    hp psc 1510

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    I just put in new ink, an alignment page printed, I then put it on the scanner and pressed start scan to align the printer. The alignment notice now keeps appearing on my screen. I have taken the cartridges out and put them in again and the alignment notice still appears. This is crazy. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    I changed print cartridges & now I keep getting the message "Print cartridge alignment failed. The cartridges are in right and I did the align, the message keeps popping up. Can you help?

  • MooseLee Aug 19, 2008

    Hi Jim,

    We have the identical problem with our hp 1500 printer ... wasting electricity vs. wasting ink & paper.

    I know this is approximately 1 year later but did you by chance find a solution to this irritating problem? Or did you buy and new printer!?!



  • bettylee2670 Nov 18, 2008

    Every time I turn on my printer it prints the alignment sheet and then it prints the item I want printed. A waste of ink!!

    Betty Jean

  • hal610 May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem of an alignment page printing every time. Even after changing Ink Cartridges. Even after scanning the page etc. There should be a class action for stupidity.



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Same problem, I feed it the printed alignment page and scan it and it still prints another one each time I power it up.

I contact HP and went through an excrutiating hour of live chat and it finally got fixed sometime when we went into the HP director and selected settings, tool box, and printed ANOTHER alignment page from there with the the USB cable disconnnected. Then turned the printer off and back on and it finally stopped doing it.

You just give them your model and serial number and you need a little patience because they check the print cartridge etc before they finally got to the right procedure.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008



That "solution" doesn't work for me. I've followed the instructions to the letter. Cynically I think HP have built this obvious flaw in deliberately to make PSC1510 owners waste ink unnecessarily. So either we waste paper and ink, or we waste power.

It's a good machine - except for this ridiculous flaw.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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    I totally agree with you!



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