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Printer prints a test page every time I turn it on

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    my printer also prints a test page every time it is turned on. we have had this problem before but cannot remember how we fixed it.

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This means your printer needs alignment. Take that test (alignment) page. Place it face down in the scanner. Press the scanner button. This will stop that page being printed every time.

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So it's working then?

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There are settings on many printers to print a demo/test page on start-up.

Try going through you printer settings and try to toggle it off.

I can help you more, if I knew what make/model printer you have.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer prints test page each time printer is turned on

I had this exact same problem, except my printer is a HP PSC 1315v. I did as was suggested (also just like it says on the printed test page), scanned the test page and it SOLVED my problem. THANKS!!

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this is happen when you install an new catridge or refill one printer is automatically adjust the catridge by alingment so you do one thing when you switch on printer and it will print something just read the instrction and follow them bcoz you need to setup the alingment thing . when the print is come out just place it in to the scanner and just press the scan button the printer will store the setting and next time not print the extra page bcoz the setup is completed.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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SOURCE: printer prints a test page every time it is turned on.

Hi everyone

After replacing the print cartridges 2 steps need to be done:

1. Wait for the test page to be printed out and

2. Put a page over the scanner glass and press scan button on your

printer.

Turn off the printer and turn it on again to see if the problem was

solved.

Ali Khan

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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All right so you are getting print test copy every time you turn on or switch on your printer. You can follow the following steps to fix this issue:-

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.)

let me know if it fix this issue and helpful to you.

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I know your problem and i want to know that have you changed or refill your cartridge?.

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

2. Let the printer print the test page.

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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.

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