Align the new print cartridge When a new cartridge is installed, the product aligns the cartridge. If the print cartridges are not low on ink, follow these steps to clean the print cartridges automatically. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray. Step three – Print a Self test report. Solution and Diagnostic Data Collection. Unless your monitor is calibrated, the colors are not the same.

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Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. The lines are perpendicular to the direction the paper moved through the printer and parallel to the movement of the cartridges during printing.

Identify which cartridge printed which part of the diagnostic page, so that if you find defects on the page, you know which cartridge is defective.

Use the swab to clean the electrical contacts in the carriage, located inside the printer on the carriage slots.

Lightly moisten another cotton swab with distilled water, and then squeeze any excess water from the swab. Asia Pacific and Oceania. For lighter images less inkdrag the slider to the left.

Prinh the paper is too fibrous, the ink applied by the printer might not fully cover the print surface. The carriage moves to the right side of the printer.


HP Photosmart C4200 All-in-One Series – Streaks or Lines in Printed Output

Touch only the black plastic, and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab. Please enter a Product Number to complete the request. When removing the black print cartridge in order to install the photo print cartridge, store the black print cartridge in the print cartridge protector or an airtight hl container. To print more quickly, try decreasing the print quality. Ink smears If the self-test report shows smeared ink, you might need to clean your cartridges.

The carriage moves to the far right side of the printer. By completing and submitting this form you consent to the use of your data in accordance with HP’s Privacy statement. Open HP Solution Center:. Gently push the upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket. If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured ink cartridge, or a cartridge that printt been used in another product, the ink level indicator is inaccurate or unavailable.

Wait while the printer calibrates, aligns the cartridges, and then prints an alignment page. F4200 your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. The Virtual Agent is currently unavailable.

HP Photosmart C4200 All-in-One Printer series

Issue The error message ‘ Alignment failed ‘ displays on the printer control panel. When the alignment completes, the Power button stops flashing. Incorrectly grasping the top of the printer for leverage.


Tri-color cartridge in the left cartridge slot and black cartridge prlnt the right cartridge slot. HP is compiling your results. Initiate the next phase of cleaning only if the print quality is still poor. Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon. If the product is off when the cartridge door is opened for access to the cartridges, the product will not release the cartridges.

Both left and right cartridges almost full.

HP Photosmart C All-in-One Printer series User Guides | HP® Customer Support

Introduction This document ;rint steps to replace print cartridges. If the alignment page looks correct but the ‘Alignment failed’ error message still displaysthe sensor in the printer might be faulty. Please return to the product information page and verify the numbers provided or try again later. Windows Vista and Windows 7: Do not touch the contacts or ink nozzles.