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HP Business Inkjet 1200 Issues

Posted on 2009-07-13
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I have a HP business inkjet 1200 printer that has hardly been used since my company bought it and now there is a need to use it.  However, everytime you turn the printer on or print anything from it it immediately prints half of an alignment page.  So you print your document, it comes out fine, then prints an alignment page.  EVERY time.  Obviously this is a grevious waste of paper and ink.  I've already reflashed the firmware, and tried the HP sequence to reset the NVRAM and the derivitive but that didn't help.  Anybody have any ideas?
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I dont know that machine, but have seen something like that happen on other inkjet models, and it was caused by the follwing:
The machine didn't had ink on one or more colors so when the machine printed the alignment page some colors were not prnted, so when the machine analised the print to self calibrate it failled.
The machine would keep insisting on printing the alignment page. After putting new ink cartridge it printed the alignment page correctly and analised it correctly. So it does not try to print it again until the next time an ink cartridge is replaced.
Dont know if it is you case.
Also the leds that read the calibration chart may be dirty.
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