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I have a Lexmark x6170 all in one printer. I have never had any problems until recently. I bought a Toshiba laptop and installed my Lexmark. I purchased new cartridges from Staples Office Supply and can't align the black or color cartridge. I removed the tape, I used a cotton swab to clean the cartridge areas as well as the metal bar behind the cartridge carrier. I even clicked the maintenance button to clean and align and I still continue to get a message that there is an alignment problem.

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Run the printer software to do an "alignment" -- basically, it prints one page,
and then you scan the page, and the printer reads the printed page, to measure the "offset"
from where the BLACK versus the COLOUR ink prints. It will then electronically adjust the printer.

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