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Cartridge alignment After many attempts, screen displays cartridges failed to align

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  • disapointed Nov 11, 2007

    installed a new colour cartridge and when trying to print out phots in colour they all came out pink! next attmept and they came out pinl and lined

    alligned cartidge 3 times



    can you [possible help? advise us how to remedy the situation?



    thank you

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    I put in a new black cartridge in a number of days ago and the printer has been working fine. While using my printer and printing a number of documents today I received the cartridge alignment nofication. I have run a number of sheets as the program suggests and did a manual alignment using the setup program and can not get the notification to go away. I have also tried to turn the printer off and get the same results.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    after replaceing black cartridge, keep getting "press enter to align cartridge" message. It does not correct after entering "enter'

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    cartridge won't align

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Hi,

I understand that you are receiving the message to align print cartridges when ever you print.

This happens due to various of reasons.

Below are the possible causes of the issue that you are experiencing with.

The most common reason is an ink cartridge that has one of the following problems:
1.One of the print cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must available.
2.The paper has already been printed on or is colored paper.
3.Protective tape on a new print cartridge has not been removed.
4.Contacts on the print cartridge are not meeting the contacts in the print carriage correctly.
5.Cartridge is remanufactured or refilled. Refilled or remanufactured ink cartridges may have been damaged during the refilling process or have clogged ink nozzles.

6.The print cartridge is defective.

So, make sure that ink cartridges have sufficient amount of ink and are of genuine HP should not be refilled or remanufactured.

Clean the cartridges by following the below given instructions:

Using a clean, dry lint-free cloth (a coffee filter works well), wipe the cartridge contacts, from the top to the bottom. The contact area of the cartridge should be rubbed briskly to remove the waxy lubricant material from the gold contacts. The contacts inside the printer may also require cleaning. Using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth, gently wipe the contacts, from the top to the bottom.

Align the print cartridges by following below given instrucions:
To align the cartridges from All-in-One

1. Press Setup.
2. Press 5, then press 2. This selects the Maintenance menu, then selects the Align Print Cartridge option. A page prints to confirm alignment. You can either discard or recycle this page.

Even if the issue persists, bypass the alignment by following the below given instructions:

Press Enter and Setup simultaneously when align message is prompted on the All-in-One.

Please remove the All-in-One Printer from the Power Surge Protector and plug it directly into a wall Power outlet, as the surge protector may not provide enough power to printer.

Please perform the step given below to power cycle the unit after removing the print cartridges from the printer:

1. Verify that the unit is switched on. Unplug the all-in-one from power and disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
2. Wait 30 seconds.
3. Plug in the power only
4. Repeat steps 2-3 two more times.
5. On the third time after plugging the unit into power, reconnect the USB cable from the all-in-one to your computer.

Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on and wait for 20 seconds.

2. Then, press and hold # and 6 while plugging in the power cord.

Continue holding until it displays Semi Full Reset message in the front panel of the All-in-One.

Note:
A semi-full reset will do the following:
The user settings to the factory defaults, Language and country settings on some models, Fax logs, Fax headers, Fax speed dial information.
This should resolve the issue.

Regards,
Lawrence

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Solution There are several reasons why the HP All-in-One may fail to align the cartridges. The most common reason is an ink cartridge that has one of the following problems:
  • One of the ink cartridges is low or out of ink. Black and all three colors must be available.
  • The paper has already been printed on or is colored paper.
  • Protective tape on a new ink cartridge has not been removed.
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