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After changing the blank ink cartridge a test print was done. Now every time I switch the printer on to print a page I get another test print page before i can print what I need to print. This is stressful as I am wasting ink. Help!! Bev

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  • beverley18 Oct 06, 2008

    Not sure if I have fixed it yet, my main problem now is that I have no idea where to find " test page is on or got a tick on it if so click it off "



    I do not seem to be able to find where to " tick off " the test page. I will keep looking.

    Thanks so much for prompt reply to my problem.



    Bev






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Hi my name is pete and hope you are not stressing out to much here how you fix your printer when you change a blank ink carriage and stop printing off test prints you will notice on the back of the inks theres a chip something like what you would find on a visa card now the printer uses these chips to reconise the carriages are there so the ink will work now unplug the printer from the computer and switch off the printer from the mains leave for 10 minutes so it can reset the inks for you after doing so plug the printer back in but dont plug into computer yet let the printer set it self up when ready plug back in to computer open programme you use and find out if the test page is on or got a tick on it if so click it off and then try to print anymore problems let me know

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