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My printer keeps printing the test page every time it's switched on

My HP PSC 1315 prints the test page every time I switch it on. The only way to stop it is to press Cancel every time right after switching on the printer. It used to be fine and only print the test page on demand, but after the ink was changed it does it every time.

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  • Schmetzel Nov 13, 2007

    I'm having the same problem. I've already aligned the ink cartridge. I did it once just using the document automatically printed. (Bobby12345 - I did read the instructions) I did it again using the alignment utility in the Printing Preferences: Services tab.



    Also, the ink cartridges are printing just fine. There doesn't seem to be an alignment problem. I'm just wasting ink if I don't cancel it in time. It is really annoying.



    Is there a software soloution that anyone knows of?

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    Ike Miker Jan 03, 2008

    I was having the same problem, and when I called HP, they wanted me to PAY $34 for technical support!!!! I could not believe it. Anyway, the solutions here fixed the prob. Gotta love the WWW. Thanks so much

  • rcrider Jan 20, 2008

    Every time I try to print a document, the printer prints a test page first, then goes ahead and prints my document. I bought new ink cartridges to see if mine were defective, but that did not solve the problem. This problem started when I inserted a new black ink cartridge several months ago. My printer is an HP Photosmart C3180.

  • AlanM317 Feb 17, 2008

    My printer does the same exact thing. I had it under warranty too and contacted HP about this problem and was assisted by an online tech. They never fixed my problem and when it finally went out of warranty, they said basically," Oh well!" This company sucks. My printer will continue to print out an alignment sheet everytime I turn the printer on, everytime I restart my computer, and even does it on it's own, like it's possesed or something. They offer no solution and I would recommend, never buying this printer or this brand!

    Alan

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    Cape Coral, FL

  • AlanM317 Feb 17, 2008

    I tried to follow all of these solutions and after I had the alignment paper in the scanner and pressed scan. It, scanned the paper and an error ton with a window popped up and said was unable to align due, to an incorrect paper in scanner. I have the correct paper in the scanner though. It's the average size paper. Please help

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    printer prints alignment sheet every time I turn it on

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    YES, I am damn fedup with this stupid test page printing everytime. I want to get rid of the printer I am so frustrated

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    same problem here

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    same thing for me,it prints out the alignment sheet everytime i turn on the printer.this started after i replaced the black catridge

  • seldar May 27, 2008

    i have the same problem with the test alignment page printing everytime I turn on the printer. How do I turn it off? I am using xp and for now I just leave the printer on.

  • Nikon1 May 28, 2008

    Yep, had the problem.

    Used the SCAN solution and it worked.

    Like the man said, "read your instructions that came with the printer!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    keep printing

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    every time i put new ink cartriges in, the printer prints a test page every time i print something out. Please help.

  • nshing Aug 11, 2008

    have this same problem .i didnt even change cartridge. it just started printing test page every time its turned on and everytime its been given aprint command.to top it all while it does print the test page it doesnt print hte document after it.

    i have followed all the steps as mentioned :turn off printer

    print test page ,disconnect usb,scan it,and turn on printerand connect the usb.i also did the static removal for the printer.but nothing worksi'm just wasting ink,paper and my energy am frustrated abt this issue .my HPSC1315 xi is 6yrs old it worked beautifully before thisand had >2 cartridges changed in6yrs.please help.

    nshingrani

  • lalahhh Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. we changed the cartridge and now evrytime we turn it on, the printer prints the test page. the onli way to stop it is by pressing cancel, but by that time, the page is already halfway through. this is very frustrating.

  • Rhudzkee Nov 07, 2008

    my HP series F4185 print the test page everytime i turn on my printer.. and everytime i print the test page will the one it comes out... please HELP.. thanks!!

  • manu611 Nov 20, 2008

    printer prints test page when it starts hp 1315 all in one

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have had my printer for 2 years and now every time I want to print something, I have the scan sheet print. That amounts to about 40 pages of nothing but wasted print and paper. None of the solutions have worked.

  • manojmotiani Dec 10, 2008

    i got a hp psc 1315 about 2 yrs back now since last couple of days everytime i switch ON the printer it prints the test page......what is the solution for this...plz let me know

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    this sucks

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    my printer C 3180-all in one prints test paper every single time I turn it on after changing ink cartridge.

  • msujith Feb 07, 2009

    My HP PSC 1315 prints the test page every time I switch it on. The only way to stop it is to press Cancel every time right after switching on the printer. It used to be fine and only print the test page on demand, but after the ink was changed it does it every time.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I just got a printer and im so mad because it keeps printing the test so now everytime i try to print something it prints the test.

  • pkramr Mar 24, 2009

    My printer keeps printing the test page every time it's switched on.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Same Thing But No Help. -Or Cancel Button-

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Mine is doing the exact same...it is very irratating.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    It worked! thank you!

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    Same problem - scanning the calibration sheet works!

  • mrdale2002 May 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with my HP1510 printer. ZAK

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Well I have the same problem as indicated and started to happen when

    I bouth a new ink cartridge and installed. I need instructions as to fix

    this problem Adriano.

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I had the same problem and it was driving me crazy until I did this. Please follow exactly and IN ORDER.

1. Turn off the printer and wait 10 seconds. Turn it on again

2. Let the printer print the test page.

3. After the test page is printed, disconnect the USB cable connecting the printer to your computer. DO NOT turn off the printer while disconnecting the USB cable.

4. Place the test page on the scanner glass and press the SCAN button on the printer. The ON light will flash as the page is being scanned.

5. Remove the test page when the ON light is steady.

6. Finally, turn off the printer and wait another 10 seconds. Then turn it on again. No more printing test pages! Yay!

(You may now reconnect the printer to your computer via the USB cable.)

Posted on May 20, 2008

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  • georgina_obr Aug 31, 2010

    Thank you so much. I was just about to put a hammer through the printer. I followed instructions and all is well. xx

  • Colin Oct 05, 2010

    Many thanks. Problem solved. (Trust hp not to include this in the "Help" pages/instructions)

  • gemwalk Dec 03, 2010

    Thanks very much. Just realised it actually tells you what to do on the test page, ha ha!

  • anitaladyp Dec 20, 2010

    thank you so much, you are clever. Will keep this handy. Anita

  • anitaladyp Mar 23, 2011

    Thank you, it worked perfectly, no more frustration and no more wasted toner.

  • anna663 May 24, 2011

    well, it does not really work, keep getting the test page. very annoying

  • anna663 May 24, 2011

    yaay, worked fine for the 3rd try :-) many thanks for the help

  • Piyush Jun 09, 2011

    Thanks for the solution! I was so fed up of wasting ink on printing those stupid test pages whenever i forgot to press the cancel button!
    Thanks a million!

  • jef wagen Aug 04, 2012

    It works!! HP didn't give a solution, but this site does! Thanx for your help.

  • Henry Napastiuk Oct 30, 2012

    The above solution did not work!!!! jetlag

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    priya Jul 15, 2014

    my printer is canon lbp 2900p .......same problem is here but there is no scanner in my printer then how i can solve this problem

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I was just amazed at how simple the solution was.

1. Let the page print
2. Scan the page exactly like it shows you to. The scanner will make some goofy sounds, but no fear.

thats all. Its a strange solution, but it worked perfect for me!

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Had the same problem, just realised its easy to sort out!! the test / alignment sheet that prints every time has instructions on it, follow the instructions. ie take test sheet place upsidedown on scan plate, hit scan and thats it! if you try switching on and off your printer now (once its finished scanning and moving about) it doesnt print the test sheet / you dont need to hit cancel again!! maybe we should all read the instructions every once in a while!! ;)

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  • anna663 May 24, 2011

    well, does not really work.. still getting the test page. very annoying

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HP Photosmart C3180 printed alignment page every time I turned it on. Started when I installed new black cartridge. Found the solution online, Christine at Yahoo answers, the tricolor cartridge was out of ink.

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HP All In One Photosmart 3180 Printer

1. turn off printer
2. disconnect USB plug
3. turn on printer
4. test page will print
5. COPY TEST PAGE
6. turn off printer
7. connect the USB plug
8. turn on printer

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  • anna663 May 24, 2011

    did not work for hp psc 1315

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Solution worked perfectly for my HP2280 printer copier scanner

I will never buy another HP product , what a scam to use your ink, basically waste your ink (and your money)

HP printer products jam,eat paper,drinks ink like an alcoholic loves spirits!
it gets filthy, dirties paper,especially photo papers ,ruining them needs cleaning very often.
My friends Canon does not have these problems and is far more easy to use and it cost much less, ink is cheaper and you get more
and for God's sake , if your printer IS working, DO NOT DO UPDATES .... It will not work ,jam ,open.....
HP I wonder how you can make such shoddy products , oh yeah.... all for profits ....

you lost a customer HP


Thanks again to the uploader of this most excellent solution

Impkap

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I just had the same problem on a PSC1350 after putting in a new black cart and where alignment & test page use did not correct. Try this:

  • Open HP Director
  • On the main window select Settings>Print Settings>Printer Toolbox
  • Open the Configuration Tab
  • At bottom right click "Factory Settings" button then "Apply"
A configuration warning popped up explaining that 'd be changing settings used by the driver. I clicked ok. AOK. (I did do an alignment just before this, but it's probably not required to fix the prob.

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I had the problem with my 1200 not only when turning on and off but also whenever I printed something. CEGer with Solution #7 had the best solution:

I just had the same problem on a PSC1350 after putting in a new black cart and where alignment & test page use did not correct. Try this:

  • Open HP Director
  • On the main window select Settings>Print Settings>Printer Toolbox
  • Open the Configuration Tab
  • At bottom right click "Factory Settings" button then "Apply"
A configuration warning popped up explaining that 'd be changing settings used by the driver. I clicked ok. AOK. (I did do an alignment just before this, but it's probably not required to fix the prob.


I did not try the turn off/on plug/unplug thing mentioned in a couple of the different solutions so I cannot attest to them working or not, but CEGer's solution worked great from me and it was easy.

BTW all you snide people talking about following directions, the problems people have that drive them to post here are due to the instructions not working most of the time, not due to their inability to comprehend directions - get over yourselves.

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Directions to stop printing test page with each power up - unbelievable this works.  so much wasted ink!

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Hi, am not sure if this will for your model but you can try > Start, Printers & Faxes, Right Click on your printer, Properties. See if you can get to Utilities or Maintenance, if not try Printing Preferences. Or poke around the tabs, it normally is there somewhere with the words Print Head Alignment or something like that. proceed as instructed. Hopes this works out for you. You can also try getting in touch with gmscat coz I get the impression that he is very familiar with this particular brand/model. Good luck.

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I had this problem. Tried all solutions that I found within this forum and others. Nothing worked.

SO - I uninstalled the printer, and removed the drivers (within "printers and faxes", click on File, then Server Properties, then Drivers, then Remove. If it refuses to remove the driver, close all programmes, re-start computer, and try again (this worked for me).

Then I reinstalled the printer, using the manufacturer's CD.

Problem completely solved.

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HP C3180 printer prints test papers every time I turn it on.

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1. turn off printer
2. disconnect USB plug
3. unplug AC cable
4. open the nearest window
5. carry the printer
6. throw it through

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    1. turn off printer
    2. disconnect USB plug
    3. unplug AC cable
    4. open the nearest window
    5. carry the printer
    6. throw it through

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YES I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH BOTH MY HP PRINTERS. I WENT THROUGH SEVERAL DAYS OF TRYING TO FIX IT.
NOTHING THEY SAY WORKS !
THE ONLY ANSWER I CAN COME UP WITH IS TO NEVER BUY HP AGAIN...IT'S UNFORTUNATE I ENJOYED THEM FOR A LONG TIME. BUT I'M BURNING INK LIKE A FOOL.... ONLY OPTION I HAVE IS TO LEAVE THE PRINTERS ON 24 HRS A DAY EVERYDAY.... TILL THEY DIE. OR I THROW THEM. GOING EPSON OR CANNON.

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Hi
I have a lexmark x2550, each I print a document, it prints the aligment test page . Do i have a solution

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Can't stop printing

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Go in your sister's vulva and fucke it well.
ok
byeeeeeeeeeee

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When you replace the ink prefrom a alinement that should stop that.

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Showing out of paper but not what to do

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1. turn off printer 2. disconnect USB plug 3. turn on printer 4. test page will print 5. scan it 6. turn off printer 7. connect the USB plug 8. turn on printer

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After the alignment sheet is printer, scan the printer page and then shut off the computer. These directions will be printed on the alignment sheet. Roger Kirk

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Have an HP PSC 1510 printer which printed a test page every time I turned it on. Replaced the color cartridge, printed the test page, did the scan, turned it off, waited 10 sec, turned it back on... problem resolved.

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Take the test page ( also called : alighnment page ) that always prints when you switch on the printer and place it face down in the scanner.

Then press the scan button on the printer itself.
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Make sure that the printer scans the test page.
( sometimes you press the butoon and it doesn't scan )
( it makes a scanning noise when scanning succesfully )


Then it will stop printing the test page ( alignment page ) ever again.

This is a really stupid product feature on HP's part to waste ink and force people to buy more cartriges.


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