HP PSC – Printer / Scanner / Copier 2175

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Print head alignment corrects the installation positions of the print head and improves deviated colors and lines. This machine supports two head alignment methods: automatic head alignment and manual head alignment.
Perform an alignment

Open the HP Smart app, and then click the printer image. Click Print Quality Tools, and then select Align or Align Printheads. If prompted by the software or printer control panel to scan the Alignment Page, follow the instructions on the page to complete the alignment.

Open the Devices and Printers folder, right-click the HP printer, and then select Properties. Click the Device Settings tab. In the Installable Options section, set Printer Status Notification to either Enable or Disable. Click OK.
Click: `Open the HP Photosmart Toolbox` or: `Service this device` Click: Device Services tab. Click: Calibrate the Device or Clean the Print Cartridges or Align the printer. Follow the instruction which will appear on-screen.
This is most often caused by using paper that is damp, is of poor quality, or not designed for this machine (ie: Inkjet paper) It can also be caused by the machine not being placed on a solid, level surface, poor calibration, or uneven distribution from a low toner cartridge.
If your printouts become grainy or blurry, you notice misalignment of vertical lines, or you see dark or light horizontal bands, you may need to align the print head. You can align the print head automatically from the control panel or your computer, or align it manually from the control panel.
A printer printing lines on the page are normally caused by a blocked, dirty, or damaged print head. Blocked ink cartridge nozzles, or not removing protective seals correctly when you installed a new ink cartridge can also cause missing lines of print.
1. : the act of aligning or state of being aligned. especially : the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts (as of a mechanical or electronic device) in relation to each other.
The print head alignment sheet will be printed and the print head position will be adjusted automatically. Do not perform any other operations until the printer completes the printing of the print head alignment sheet. This takes about 2 to 3 minutes.
Alignment determines the appearance and orientation of the edges of the paragraph: left-aligned text, right-aligned text, centered text, or justified text, which is aligned evenly along the left and right margins.
Make sure you selected the correct paper size settings in your printing program and printer software. Make sure you selected the correct margins for your paper size in your printing program. Make sure your paper is positioned correctly for feeding into the printer.
Open the HP Smart app, and then click the printer image. Click Print Quality Tools, and then select Align or Align Printheads. If prompted by the software or printer control panel to scan the Alignment Page, follow the instructions on the page to complete the alignment.
In the Devices and Printers window, select your printer and click on Printing Preferences. Click on Maintenance in the window that opens. Click on Print Head Alignment to launch the dialogue box. Follow the instructions to complete the alignment.
Load plain white paper in the paper tray. On the printer control panel, press the Down Arrow ( ) to scroll to Tools, and then press OK. Press the Down Arrow ( ) to scroll to Align Printer, and then press OK. The printer prints a test page, and then prompts you to scan the page.
The most common reasons why labels don`t print in the right place are: Your printer settings are not adapted. Your labels contains too much text information or the font size is too big. You might not be using the correct label templates.

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Prints blank pages, won't print from computer
ANSWER : Don’t know why you replaced the fuser, but assuming you had print before, then it must have been something you did during the procedure. Only thing I can suggest is to recheck your work. Just because you reinstalled a connector doesn’t mean that it is seated firmly enough to work. Any flat ribbon connectors that you removed and reinstalled, check to see that the contacts are all flat and not peeled back.

when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
ANSWER : It happens because second side voltage is much higher and the board breaks. Are you getting this issue in auto duplex only, or same error you are getting when you print second side manually?

Print file sent but no printing occurs
ANSWER : Been working on these since they first were released. Never seen a problem like yours. If it happens again, try doing an engine test, as it bypasses the formatter board. The engine test is located at the right side of the manual tray opening. Look for a hole in the side wall. Stick something like a paper clip into it to actuate the test button. It will then print a lined test page. If it does that, then it points to the formatter board as the cause of your problem.

can't align print head horizontally despite running program
ANSWER : Don’t call that number, it’s a phishing scam number as far as I can tell. Last thing you want to do is have them remote into your computer (they may try hacking you in the background to try & steal bank info/saved passwords) or give them a CC number for tech help since they are not directly affiliated with Epson. As far as Epson’s site shows there is no toll free tech line, only 2 800s listed on their site and 1 is presales other is for supply orders.

My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

Brother MFC-9125CN error message is: Print Unable 28
ANSWER : Print Unable 28

Error Message 4F on MFC 210C
ANSWER : Basically this kind of error caused by loss of voltage on print head. If this is the case then I suggest to buy a new printer rather than replace print head. Print head might be too costly.

Epson Artisan 835 print head cleaning question
ANSWER : I had the same problem. After reading the comments, I tried Liquid Wrench spray. 1st try got about sixty percent improvement. Tried again this time I let it set for about 10 min then did a head cleaning. Completely solved the problem. I am a little concerned about its use on plastic. So far so good.