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My phaser 8560 won't say on, so it prints out the cleaner page and info pages daily after the very long warm up session. How can I keep it running so I don't burn through this very expensive ink.

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To enable or disable the Power Saver (Energy Star) mode:
NOTE: The printer will only have the Power Saver menu selection if the printer was sold as an Energy Star machine.The Power Saver mode can only be enabled or disabled from the Control Panel.

  1. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button on the Control Panel to select [Printer Setup] on the Display Screen, and then press the [OK] button.
  2. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Printer Controls], and then press the [OK] button.
  3. Press the [Up] or [Down] arrow button to select [Power Saver], and then press the [OK] button.
  4. Press the [OK] button until the required option is displayed; either 'On' or 'Off'.
  5. Press the [Down] arrow button to select [Exit], and then press the [OK] button to return to the main screen.

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