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Align Cartridge Always Shows Up

Everytime I turn on the printer (HP J4580) it tells me I need to align the print cartridge. I already aligned the print cartridge, however this messages keeps showing up. The message is from the HP Solution Center.

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The message won't go away until it completes the alignment. If any colors are not printing it won't pass the alignment. you can bypass the message but it will keep coming up until the alignment is satisfactory.

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