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HP Deskjet Ink Advantage All-in-One Printer Series (K209) - Aligning Cartridges

Introduction

This document provides steps to align the cartridges in the product. You can manually align the cartridges when initial alignment fails, or when an alignment page does not automatically print after you install a new cartridge.
  caution:
Printing alignment sheets shortens the life of cartridges. Align the cartridges only when necessary.

Aligning cartridges

Follow these steps to align the cartridges.
note:
The product automatically prints a cartridge alignment page when it detects a new cartridge installed. If you remove and reinstall the same cartridge, the product will not prompt you to align the cartridges. The product retains the alignment values for a specific cartridge, and realignment is not necessary.

Step one: Print an alignment page

If the product already printed an alignment page, skip this step and continue to the next step to align the cartridges.
  1. Load plain paper into the tray.
  2. Open HP Solution Center:
    • Windows XP: Click Start, click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • Windows Vista: Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    The HP Solution Center opens.
  3. In HP Solution Center, click Settings.
  4. Click Printer Toolbox.
  5. Click the Device Services tab, if it is not already selected.
  6. Click Align the Print Cartridges.
    The product prints an alignment page.
    Figure : The product prints the alignment page
    Illustration of the product printing an alignment page.

Step two: Scan the alignment page and align the cartridges

  1. Lift the product lid.
    Figure : Lift the lid
    Illustration of lifting the lid.
  2. Place the alignment page with the printed side down, and align the bottom of the page with the guide marks next to the glass.
    Figure : Align the page with the guide marks
    Illustration of aligning the page with the guide marks.
  3. Close the lid.
    Figure : Close the lid
    Illustration of closing the lid.
  4. Press the Scan button () to scan the alignment page.
    Figure : Scan the alignment page
    Illustration of scanning the alignment page.
    The product scans the alignment sheet and completes the alignment process.

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